Ah, the ocean. Being a Pisces, it really is one of my happy places and I am ashamed to say that I don’t get there as often as I could. For a while during the pandemic even the parking lots were closed so you couldn’t even stay in your car to watch the waves or the sunset.
Ocean Beach is a great spot to go to if you want to see the Pacific Ocean.
It is across the street from the end of Golden Gate Park and when I was young there was a small amusement park nearby, Playland at the Beach. Sadly that closed in 1972. Up the street is what used to be the famous Cliff House, which also sadly closed this year due to the pandemic and leasing issues.
The view from the Cliff House dining room. These rocks are usually full of seals.
I can sit for hours looking at the waves crashing against the shore and watching the sun set.
And here’s a quick video. Posting these pictures makes me want to go back to the beach this weekend!
“O” is also for the Orpheum Theater. This is one of the easiest venues for us to get to because it is right across the street from the BART station. We saw a few shows there, one of which was Rain, the Beatles Tribute.
The theater only sits about 2000 people so most every seat is a good one. I went on the website while researching for this and I see that they are starting to open up again. There is a new play about the Temptations called “Ain’t Too Proud” that looks like it might be good. I think I’ll keep my eyes on that for sure.
Second full week of the A to Z done! Have a nice weekend. See you Monday for “P.”