there are so many places to explore in san francisco that you could spend two weeks in the city and still not discover all there that it has to offer. with holden's cast, it's easiest to spend our hours in places that have a lot to see and so we have been spending our afternoons in various parts of the city to keep him entertained. on this day last week we decided to spend the late afternoon and evening hours (right after our ice cream adventure) at aquatic park. we happened to pick a particularly warm day in the city to picnic and draw by the water, the highlight being holden getting to watch a crab climb up and down the wall before jumping with a big splash into the water (it's the little things, right?). we perused the street vendors, saw some (crazy) swimmers swim back and forth across the bay, watched the trolleys roll up and down the hill (holden refused to actually jump aboard one preferring to watch from a distance instead), and didn't do anything particularly exciting, but it was a completely free and fun evening as a family. sometimes the best thing about city life is the fact that you can do nothing in particular and yet it can still result in hours of free entertainment.