My Darling Sister,

I thought I would share my lunchtime walk with you today. We started out towards a geocache located in Chinatown. We walked two blocks to Kearny and agreed we were both starving – I spotted the House of Nanking. I hadn’t been there since college (1999) and it has changed since then.

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I ordered the wonton soup, expecting the tradition clear broth. This was the BEST I have ever had! Coconut milk as the base, with slices of lemon and fresh basil leaves and stems. They had fresh pork wontons in there, and crispy rice with a splash of hot oil. No more crazy lines to get in, and cramped seats – it is more open and there was no wait. Food came out right away!

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So tasty!

Next we headed up Washington to our geocache. It was located in an alley that has a fortune cookie factory you can view for free! So of course we did.

Interesting sign.

Interesting sign.

Fortune Cookie Factory

Fortune cookie making! We payed a dollar to take photos - as the sign requested.

Fortune cookie making! We payed a dollar to take photos – as the sign requested.

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My favorite colors.

My favorite colors.

Next geocache was located near the Cable Car Museum.

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First off this museum is SO LOUD! Obviously it is still a working station driving the cables for all the cable cars to run across the city. It is also free!

Cable car waiting for its run.

Cable car waiting for its run.

Hipster cable car man.

Hipster cable car man.

You can barely make out the Mason sign in my picture, but each wheel is labeled for which cable car it runs.

There are what run the cables for the whole cable car line.

There are what run the cables for the whole cable car line.

Giant spool of cable. It is super heavy. Even a 4 inch piece of cable is heavy to hold.

Giant spool of cable. It is super heavy. Even a 4 inch piece of cable is heavy to hold.

You can purchase old street signs for $175.00. Not bad.

You can purchase old street signs for $175.00. Not bad.

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We saw this building on our walk back and decided to check it out. On our walks we have discovered hidden temples before – although this isn’t quite hidden.

The entrance.

The entrance.

FullSizeRenderI didn’t take any pictures inside, but it is altars and beautiful lanterns hanging from the ceiling. There is incense burning and old ladies sitting around folding prayer papers. Pretty cool.

Mosaic on the outside steps.

Mosaic on the outside steps.

Some cool fruits and my favorite colors.

Some cool fruits and my favorite colors.

Kumquats? Anyhoo hope you enjoyed my lunchtime walk. We got 6,800 steps in!

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