for the final couple of days of my august 2011 trip, i stayed in the heart of downtown at a place called Stratford hotel. it’s near the powell BART and tram stations which make it perfect for accessibility. small clean rooms with ensuite toilets, which are great for passing out after a full day. (more brownie points to the staff who were very helpful in securing me a reasonable way to the airport, when I found out that the BART was down.) right around the hotel are bars and loungey places, and if you walk a couple of streets down, you’ll find Forever 21 and Anthropologie.
shameless in their signages (“$ for booze” “why lie, just want to get high” “bet you can’t hit me with a
quarter”). the strangest thing for me is that people are actually giving them money. i didn’t take any
photos for fear of antagonizing anyone.
out later on that DMB and Marley recorded music here too! checked out a few of the quaint boutiques, antique shops and art galleries around the Sausalito pier, then grabbed a leisurely lunch at scoma’s. i wanted to take the slow way so walked all the way to the end of the bay into the inner part of the island before i waved the white flag and hopped on to a bus for some rest.
hotel for a quick rest at bar norcini, mad packing, then run off to the airport to catch my flight. way to spend my final day out. as soon as I boarded the plane, I was out cold.
(a post dedicated to peter pan. happy birthday! posting this just a minute before midnight. how can i forget.)