Five Signs that it's Spring in San Francisco
1. It's Crazy Costume Season!
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Easter Celebration in Dolores Park marked the beginning of what I like to call "costume season." Other signs of this most colorful time of year include the How Weird Street Faire, the Cinco de Mayo festival, and, of course, Bay to Breakers.
2. Increasingly Crowded Beaches
The weather is more or less the same as it was a few months ago, but for some reason the word "Spring" tends to send people scurrying off to the beach, only to find that it's freezing and windy once they get there. And yes, I'm planning a beach day next week.
3. Tourists Venturing Into Your Neighborhood
4. A Funny, Slightly Suffocating Smell
Sure, the fires are only in Santa Barbara now, but it's only a matter of time before they spread over to our neck of the woods. And once they do, expect that familiar burning smell. And running up some of our city's larger hills without wheezing? Forget it.
5. A Mass Influx of Houseguests
That's right--it's not just random tourists cramming into our city right now. Your mom, dad, sister, and best friend are all angling to get some space on the couch now that it's stopped raining. Get ready to play tour guide for the next few weeks.