Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Song - Bill Bailey Won't You Come Home by Chris Barbers Jazz Band

In 1902 Bill Bailey was the #2 song at the time.  I didn't recognize number 1....."Arkansas Traveler" but it kinda sounds like "Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee"!

Today Mr. B and I drove into San Francisco to get a painting that was gifted to me, appraised.  We had a few hours to play before our appointment so we drove through Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach. An incredibly beautiful day!

Banister on the stairs at the Beach Chalet

We had a wonderful brunch at the Beach Chalet on the Great Highway near the Cliff House.  We sat at a window seat and could watch the surfers as well as the freighters going in and out of the bay.

Afterward we walked around the corner so I could snap some photos of the North (Dutch) Windmill which was built in say "Now it all makes sense - a 1902 theme!"

 On the back of the windmill is a fantail which keeps the blades facing into the wind. At one time the windmills would pump water for the park but now they are just reminder of San Francisco's beautiful history.

The North Windmill is situated in the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden and luckily the tulips were in full bloom!

Planted with Oriental Poppies and Primrose's.

Can you see the beautiful copper top?

Then we headed to our appointment, but not before Mr. B drove us by the last remaining Doggie Diner dog head! He also filled my head with so much Doggie Diner trivia that I decided that he needs to get out more with higher cultured people!!!

On August 11, 2006, the Doggie Diner dog head became a San Francisco landmark No. 254.

"Love is to life, what wind is to a windmill" - Kazi Shams


  1. More Trivia:
    Dean remembers that in the '50s there was a Doggie Diner on Main Street, Walnut Creek. Is Mr. B aware of that? Maybe Dean needs to get out more too!!!

    1. Taya- Mr. B and I can't remember exactly where it was. Does Dean? Jill remembers Doggie Diners throughout Oakland!

    2. Dean remembers it on Main between Civic and Ignatio, on the same side of the street as the Target is now. It was at the end of that whole Target development.


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