There’s a song from the musical Good News that goes “the moon belongs to everyone, the best things in life are free.” That’s absolutely true.
I spent today rollerblading on a paved path by a beautiful reservoir. My skates cost me a pretty penny once upon a time (and they’re about ready for an upgrade), but other than once pricey cost of my blades, the lovely outdoor excursion was entirely free.
The view, fresh air, and overall good vibe created by other walkers, bladers and bikers was much more valuable than any “paid” activity I could have chosen to do for the day.
While the cost of living in The Bay Area is ridiculously high, when I actually get outdoors and experience the beauty of my town and the surrounding area, I am quickly reminded why living here is worth every penny.