July 4, 2004
Golden Gate Park in San Francisco
covers 1,013 acres, and is about 3 miles long and 1/2-mile wide. It's
bigger than New York’s Central Park, and has over one million
trees, nine lakes, several fly casting pools and a lily pond within
Located near the middle of the
park is an oasis within an oasis -- a beautiful Japanese Tea Garden
which is amazingly well designed so that it feels much bigger than it
is. The paths meander past ponds and through trees, and the ring of
trees that surround the garden screen the city noises admirably well.
When you're in the Tea Garden, it's easy to forget you're anywhere near
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