When we were visiting the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden the other day I purposely did not show you the picture of the windmill that is there because I was a saving it for my “W” post. There are actually two windmills in Golden Gate Park, both around the beach.
The windmill by the tulip garden is the Dutch Windmill which was completed in 1903 and the one a little farther down the road is the Murphy Windmill, completed in 1908. The windmills were installed to be used as irrigation pumps to pump ground water for the park rather than buying it from the water company.
Both windmills are very impressive and continue to be functional. In the past at the end of April there has been a huge Dutch celebration called Kings Day, celebrating the Dutch King’s birthday. It was cancelled last year due to the pandemic and I can’t find anything about it for this year, although I’m pretty sure it would have been held last weekend if it was going to occur.
When we were at the Presidio, I saw the Walt Disney Family Museum. It was closed but you can take the tour if you schedule a time. Admission is free for retired and active military personnel and their families.
Opened in 2009 it is owned and operated as a non-profit by the Walt Disney Family and is not formally associated with the Disney Corporation. There are no rides at the museum but there is a lot of history and interesting things to see. There is also a theater which screens Disney movies daily.
Kind of short post today but at least I made it! Down to the last 3!