On Wednesday I went up to SF to visit with my parents.  They were in town for a science conference my dad was attending.  We first decided to take a ride on the cable cars, just for the fun of it.  We went up a huge hill, then I got a Lyft.  This was the first time I had used the app, and it worked out really well.  We went to Kingdom of Dumplings for lunch, and it was tasty.  They thought it was bland without the sauce, and the best sauce was the spicy one, so they didn’t have it.  My dad isn’t into spicy things anymore since they upset his system.  We then went into golden gate park, grabbed some tea at the Japanese garden, walked around the lake, then went over to the flowers at the JFK Conservatory.  The Conservatory was closed, but we were able to see a ton of the gorgeous flowers outside.

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My mom is going to try planting a few of them in Atlanta in the spring.

After that we got a lyft to their hotel and looked for a restaurant around there that was good and had seating.  The first two we tried had decent waits, but the third, Perbacco, could seat us.  We were underdressed for it, but didn’t mind it too much.  The food was very good and I got the duck.  I said my goodbyes and biked back to the train, just catching it in time.