Such an amazing birthday spent in San Francisco! I walked up the steps to Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill (you will work up a nice sweat). We visited Coit Tower for a bit but there was a very long line to get to the top of the tower & I was content with just taking pix outside and in the surrounding area. The real treat was walking back down the Coit Tower steps when a swarm of beautifully colored green and red parrots flew right over our heads and landed a few feet away in some trees. There were about 10+ parrots happily munching on berries in the tree and didn't mind that we were ogling them. It was such a wonderful experience and you never know when you are going to see them. They were up in the trees for well over 30 mins and I was able to snap some pix -- they almost blend into the trees with their natural coloring. I like to think that they gave me a birthday surprise!