Sunday, March 15, 2009

I Just Want To Find The Place . . .

I have to thank my co-worker for alerting me to this tip.  Actually, I am surprised I didn't figure this out sooner.  

I have shared on the blog that parking can be quite a hassle in the city.  My worst experience was driving around one Saturday evening for an hour and a half trying to find a place to park the car.  It is also quite common for me to have to ride the bus from where I eventually do park the car just to get back to my apartment.

Well, here is the pearl of wisdom that my co-worker discovered.  We both live within two blocks of Fort Mason.  Fort Mason has a large parking lot that is FREE from 5pm to 8am weekdays and FREE on Saturday and Sunday!

So on Friday evening when I was returning home around midnight from a friends birthday party, it dawned on me that I should not waste time driving around my neighborhood trying to find parking when I can just park at Fort Mason and be in bed under the covers within ten minutes.

Truthfully, this is going to revolutionize my decisions on whether or not I choose to drive places.

There is only one potential problem, I remember it being discussed that the city may start to charge to park at Fort Mason.  Until that day comes, I am putting it in park!

The Song Of The Day - Stolen Car by Beth Orton


  1. That is very exciting. I know from my West Hollywood days what a pain it could be to park, and that was just out and about, not when I was coming home. Good for you!! Hope they don't start charging ya : )

  2. great for you. and now the whole city knows about this gem of a parking deal. good luck and enjoy it for as long as you can. was the lot full??
    looking forward to seeing you soon and maybe the parking lot
    love mom

  3. use this as long as you can! but what happens when you do have to start paying? then where will you park....oh well! at least it's free for now!


  4. The parking 'gods' have bestowed a great gift. Does this mean we can drive to church?


  5. So, are you parking here?