When we traveled to San Francisco recently, one of my “must-do” bucket list items was to travel to a part of the city known as Haight-Ashbury. The name simply derives from the intersection of two streets right in the middle of this area.
If you are around my age, or are even a history buff who studies these things, you know that back in the late 1960’s, Haight-Ashbury was the epicenter of what this era was known for – hippies, drugs, protests, make love not war, music, more drugs, and so on and so on.
Tremendous amounts of people, mostly 15-ish to 25-ish flocked to San Francisco, and would ultimately end up in the area known as Haight-Ashbury.
While we were there, it was easy to go back in time and picture the thousands of people lining the streets, as well as congregating in the nearby park, and doing all of the things that I mentioned above.
Whether you agreed what was going on there or not, it was history in the making, and it was the cutting edge of a time that shaped what is going on in our country today.
There are a number of shops & restaurants that are still run by the people who were there and experienced the 1960’s first hand, even though, they are now “hippies” of an older variety.
If you ever get the chance to travel to the “City by the Bay,” make sure and visit this area. I truly enjoyed the experience.