SF Happenings: Lafayette, Sibley, MOMA and Point Isabel

9 12 2011

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.

Yair Showing Off The Moon To A Crowd at Lafayette Reservoir

Yair Showing Off The Moon To A Crowd at Lafayette Reservoir

Pet and Guardian Water Fountains - How Considerate!

Pet and Guardian Water Fountains - How Considerate!

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.

Playful LED Lights That Created Dancing Images - Arguably The Best Part of the MOMA

Playful LED Lights That Created Dancing Images - Arguably The Best Part of the MOMA

Where's Waldo? A Jokester Props Up A 3-D Waldo Sculpture, Visible From The Top Floor of the SF MOMA

Where's Waldo? A Jokester Props Up A 3-D Waldo Sculpture, Visible From The Top Floor of the SF MOMA (Click To Find Waldo In The Larger View)

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.

Dogs Frolicking in the Water at Point Isabel

Dogs Frolicking in the Water at Point Isabel

Paw Prints Hardened In The Mud From A Rainy Day at Point Isabel

Paw Prints Hardened In The Mud From A Rainy Day at Point Isabel

Not bad for our last week in the Bay!

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4 responses

12 12 2011
Diane

You’re so welcome! I’m glad you had a chance to use it. The reservoir is one of my favorite it’s-right-there-under-your-nose kind of places.

12 12 2011
ayo

It was definitely a highlight for us! And we just put the pass in the mail today, so you should be receiving it soon.

17 12 2011
Diane

Got it! Thanks. Been crazy busy lately and way behind on blog reading. Didn’t realize you were going to be in the Bay Area for so long. Sounds like you made it your own. Love, love, love Yair’s penguin hat and the pink one is perfect for you. It will be a great reminder of your pink hair days someday when you’re old and gray (a long time from now).

17 12 2011
ayo

Thanks for the parenthesis (“a long time from now”) and hope to see you on our next time through SF. Or, better yet, on the road!

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