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We had the best time in San Francisco. The very generous DC let us use his place as a base to explore San Francisco from. It is in an excellent location for that purpose. We've been on trains, buses, streetcars and cable cars.
Our first afternoon was fairly quiet. We were a little tired from the flight. After walking with DC down to the bay where he swims (yes, he swims in the cold cold bay), ...
... I froze in the city once on July 4th.
Tomorrow this lovely respite comes to an end and I'll be heading home, along with Dianne who's coming for a week. I'm also bringing home a new pony - Dave's trail bike which he insisted he didn't want anymore. We had an interesting couple of hours wrapping it up in a plastic tarp and duct tape til it looked like a weird art ...
... which had three general stores, a marine supply store and a barber shop. A bit of trivea - the village was used extensively in the filming of the 1955 movie Blood Alley starring John Wayne, but not sure that's sufficient reason for me to watch a John Wayne movie. Today the fishing village is maintained by the Park Service, with the help of one of ...
... neighbourhood, gawking at beautiful gardens and homes, and then came back to sit by the pool with their dog Noodle for company.
When Dianne finished her work, her friend Misti gave us a lesson in making artisanal cheese - this time a simple marscapone, from a great book "Artisinal Cheesemaking at Home". Then the three of us headed off to the neighbourhood movie theatre for a matinee of "Tim's Vemeer". The film focuses on inventor ...
... in the Napa Valley, where we also picked up champagne for the event. We found a Unitarian Church minister who was willing to come to the house. (He was a very short Unitarian Church, who looked a bit like a leprechaun and elevated himself on some steps for the vows but it sort of added to the fairy-like ambience of the day.) We had drinks and appies in the garden after the proceedings, dinner in a lovely restaurant in Sausilito as a ...
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