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January 5-6: Travel and San Francisco

Here’s to a great first two days in California for the Green travel group! We started bright and early Thursday morning, flying to San Francisco with a quick pit stop in Phoenix. After landing at SFO, we immediately headed to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. We walked across the bridge as a group and saw some awesome views of the city skyline and Alcatraz Prison. For dinner, we went to Little Italy for a family-style feast. Very full, we headed back to the hotel and slept well, to say the least.

Today, we started the morning walking to the BART station, where we made our way to the Archery, a collaborative workspace described as a “machine for creativity.” The Archery is a cross-disciplinary makerspace serving a broad set of diverse and artistic interests. We got to talk to architects, artists, graphic designers, chefs, and more about their big ideas and how they are creating innovative products. We then walked through the Mission District and experienced some of the lively culture and colorful murals. After another quick trip on the BART, we made it to Chinatown, where we explored some of the local shops, went to a fortune cookie factory, and experienced one of San Francisco’s most notable areas. We then walked to SalesForce Park downtown, a lush green space sitting four stories above street level and stretching over four-and-a-half football fields in length. In the park, we had some great bonding time as a group before heading to dinner at the Ferry Building Marketplace. After dinner we headed back to the hotel for our evening meeting. We look forward to our upcoming days in Monterey and surrounding areas but will miss our time in San Francisco!

- Your bloggers, Caroline, Rori, and Kathleen

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