Home Away from Home
A rustic wooden cottage. Trees and blue sky reflecting in water. Leaves blowing across a path. A lone figure flicking a fishing line.
Images from my childhood in the Adirondack foothills float into my head unexpectedly, triggered by parallels appearing thousands of miles away on the West Coast.
Nostalgic childhood reflections can pop up whether we live thirty miles or three thousand miles from the place we grew up.
I treasure the early years I spent running barefoot in the woods and creeks of rural New York State.
Now a city dweller, I am even more grateful for the abundant sources of stunning natural beauty that I find in every direction in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This week’s Hike Notes, Bison, Fly Fishing and Horses – Golden Gate Park, introduces a walk my family thinks of as “our own back yard.” Within a short distance, visitors can see bison in a historic paddock, visit the Anglers Lodge and Casting Pools (the “fly fishing pond” as we call it), and the San Francisco Police Department horse stables, all of which bring back memories of back east for me.
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