|We knew it was going to rain, but we were hopeful for a reprieve at some point during the day, as we had our usual list of destinations to hit:
- Lombard Street
- Palace of Fine Arts
- Fort Point
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Marine Mammal Center
- Battery Spencer
Though it didn’t work out exactly the way we’d hoped, we had a great day, and dodged the raindrops as best we could. We did get to see the wild parrots at Lombard Street, which was a special treat. The Palace of Fine Arts was glorious as always, but without much shelter, we didn’t stay long. The torrents continued while we were at Fort Point, but at least we could avoid the rain if we chose.
But the rain continued, and we thought it best to skip the walk on the Golden Gate Bridge. The Marine Mammal Center generously allowed us to eat lunch in their classroom, and then gave us an introduction to all that goes on there. They had just brought in a juvenile elephant seal an hour earlier, which was fortunate for us. It was the only animal we could actually see. In recent years, we’ve seen many, many more animals, but we’ve gone in March, much later in the season.