Conservatory of Flowers and July 4th Fireworks

For the 4th of July, we had a relaxing day. We started in the late morning with the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. Admission is $5 for adults and they have this new exhibit called Edible Expeditions where they showcase edible plants. Some of the plants have fruits ripening and they also have some samples from the local market, including the stinky Durian.

Here are some my favorite flowers and plants from the conservatory.

Looks like a tortoise (used to make steroids).

The Buddha’s hand citrus.

Carnivorous plants.

It was warm and a bit humid inside. Reminded me of Singapore weather.

Afterwards, we dropped by the Fillmore Jazz Festival to check out the food and music. It was a really crowded but we were able to score some interesting eats. To comfort our growling stomachs, we started out with the garlic crab fries with a crab aioli. Probably very high in cholesterol but it hit the spot. The addition of crab was a bit weird.

To round out our meal, we shared a fried turkey leg, made me want to go to Disneyland! It’s really filling, after that, we couldn’t eat anymore.

Before heading out to watch fireworks, we headed home so that I could take a nap then we went out to dinner with friends at Chutney Restaurant, which was really crowded but worth the wait. Then we went to the Marina to wait for the fireworks to start at 9:30pm.

A couple pictures to share:

The fireworks seems more colorful this year. Unfortunately, it was a bit cloudy so the ones that hit the sky up high couldn’t be fully seen but it was still amazing as usual.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July!

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