Best To Do in Cali: Sutro Baths

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Are you ready for more San Francisco tales?  This is the last of our stops that I simply must write about.  I’ll work on a Fab Five post here shortly to sum up our trip to The Golden State. 

The Sutro Baths is a must see in my book if you have the time.  There couldn’t be a more perfect place to take photos, take a break, or just take it all in.  

These are the incredibly interesting ruins of what used to be a public bath house (a.k.a. a swimming-pool-community-center extravaganza) owned and paid for by self-made millionaire, Adolph Sutro.  What would you do if you were a millionaire?  Open a community swimming center?

But I digress. Anyway, after many years, the family was no longer able to retain the financial load.  But a fire destroyed the baths before the family had to sell it.

Now they are there for you to enjoy!  Great views.  A Nice hike.  Plenty of things to climb on.
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Mr. Grassroofs took the erie, Jekyll and Hyde fogginess as an opportunity to take “staring of into he distance” photos.

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Don’t I look pensive?

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The Baths were constructed in such a way that they capitalized on the rise and fall of tides to cut down the resources needed to operate such a massive pool.  We think the picture above was part of that intake system.  But we are not swimming pool experts, so don’t take our word for it.

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If you are very lucky, you’ll get to see the hilarious spectacle that is a pair of ducks propagating their species. Image

You will probably also see a well-meaning sign that asks you to be careful even though it would be awfully fun to jump off the cliff.  

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