Wednesday, June 1, 2011

We like to move it, move it ... on MUNI

The month of May has whizzed right by me, but not without a lot of fun-filled days and nights.  My family actually came out to visit me (Mom, Dad, Sister and her boyfriend) for Dad's 60th birthday bash!  It was outrageously fun- we toured all over San Francisco and a little outside the city too.

In the city we went to the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point, the Exploratorium and Palace of Fine Arts, Tartine, Dolores Park, the Castro, Duboce Park, Alamo square, Golden Gate Park, the DeYoung Art Museum, Ocean Beach, Chinatown, Ferry Plaza, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, the marina, Alcatraz, and much more.  Outside the city we made it to Berkeley, the Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Muir Woods, and Sonoma.  All of this in just under one week!  We were pretty busy.

While the family was visiting, they became acquainted with our public transit system here called MUNI.  Before their visit, I prepared by getting enough electronic commute cards, called Clipper cards:

Once the family arrived, they each received a card to get around in the city.  It essentially costs $2 for two hours of riding on MUNI in the city, a pretty good deal if you strategize your trip well.  I also didn't want them to lose track of *their* Clipper card, so I labelled the back of each one with a biology word that would stand out to them and that they could associate with their card in particular:

If someone ever stole it, there would be an easily identifiable marking too - handy especially considering that my credit card account is linked to those cards!

Do you know what each of those words means?

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