My two sons and I wanted a day out while their wives took the Bart to a spa in San Francisco for some pampering. The heavy rain off the Pacific limited our options. We had to go somewhere indoors. The Chabot Space and Science Centre seemed like it might be interesting, and would have things for my small granddaughter to enjoy too.
We drove a mile and paid $10. We collected our map from the nice man at the booth and left the car in the shade. At first, we strolled across wide lawns, between public barbecues and shelters. There were children in the distance, playing volleyball. Soon we found the trailhead and began to climb into the forest.
We ate too much barbecue on a July afternoon so set off for a walk across the New Forest in Hampshire, England. Every visit to the Forest is an exploration.
The train eventually pulls out of Victoria, half an hour late and well after 9pm. It stops often, presumably for signals. I look up from my book at one stop and see the gigantic building project that is or was Battersea Power Station, bathed in setting sunlight.