What a beautiful way to spend an afternoon, or just a few hours. Stow Lake, tucked away in Golden Gate Park is a breath of fresh air – literally! Catch a bite to eat (the burgers and sweet potato fries are terrific) and then take a paddle boat out around the lake. It is meditationally (new adjective?) serene – gentle exercise for both mind, body and soul. An alternative is to wander the foot paths around the lake or up the surrounding forest filled hills.