Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I finally got the time and energy to make my trek to Haight Ashbury. Had a great conversation with the bus driver on the way as he regaled me with stories about what it was like in the 60's and how it has changed. He was 10 during the "Summer of Love".
The neighborhood has changed considerably even since I lived in SF, there being more junky 60's trinket shops for the tourists. Even the Buffalo Exchange, a used clothing store I used to love going to is way smaller than it used to be, but there is now a Goodwill store there likely taking away business. But the Buffalo Exchange had way funkier clothes and was tons of fun to play at.
I bought a few patches (seems nobody sells those anymore)and had a monster ice cream snack at Ben and Jerry's on the corner.
Then I headed home while my bus transfer was still valid. It's $2.00 to ride the bus these days.
Here is a picture of my treat: A chocolate chip cookie with coffee ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and toffe bits. I can't believe I ate the whole thing!