Haight-Ashbury Hippie Tour
Barbara Zaragoza, April 30, 2012
Ten minutes late (on time if you’re on “hippie time,” I suppose), a woman wearing sparkly orange tennis shoes and a long velvet coat walks up to the street corner, shouting to us in a New York accent. “Are you here for the Flower Power Walking Tour?”
Originally from Yonkers, Izu was fourteen when her parents took her to San Francisco during the 1967 “Summer of Love.” Enamored with the Grateful Dead, she moved to the area at seventeen and has lived here ever since. Izu is a Haight & Ashbury original. She was even friends with Jerry Garcia until his death.