Yair and I have been back in the Bay Area for just under a week and have been making the most of our time with visits to the Lafayette Reservoir, Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, Point Isabel and the Museum of Modern Art.
The Lafayette Reservoir is a beautiful and quiet place to take in the surrounding nature and do some gentle hiking. (Thank you, Diane, for the pass and recommendation!) While there, Yair and I started brainstorming for a new pilot project of ours to introduce sex-positive education into the Orthodox Jewish community (“Enhancing Physical Intimacy: A Conversation on Sexuality and Relationships”). We also pulled out the telescope and shared detailed views of the moon with passersby.
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve was vast and gorgeous. It was hard to believe that this huge piece of land is located in Oakland, right across the water from San Francisco. Yair took to climbing the visitor’s center wall while I pulled out my hoop and befriended 20 or so strangers with an introductory hooping class.
The San Francisco MOMA is free on the first Tuesday of each month. We timed our visit perfectly and even joined a tour for the afternoon, which significantly enhanced our understanding of the pieces. We both agreed that we’re not big fans of modern art but the Exploded Views LED-lights exhibit in the lobby was stunning.
Finally, yesterday’s accidental but awesome discovery was Point Isabel, one of the largest dog parks in the country. As Yair and I were going for a walk, we chanced upon 23 acres of gorgeous green space, over a hundred gleeful dogs in mid-chase and a killer sunset.
Not bad for our last week in the Bay!
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