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... an effective deterrent if bad guys do show up. It has to be used in close proximity and it tends to anger the assailant making them more violent. Since guns are very illegal the advice is to carry wasp spray. It is accurate at 25 feet and it can't feel good when shot into the eyes. If you are saying to yourself right now "these two bits of info seem to be contradictory", welcome to the club. Nearly everything we hear about adventuring ...
... color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">I do need to share a funny story here though. When we first arrived we had just come from a sweltering Napa and the apartment here in SF, having been closed up for sometime, was quite warm. We immediately searched out the A/C. Finding this not to be working I emailed the owner who replied that they don't actually have any A/C here! There was some mild panic from us at first, but, sure ...
... he was very friendly possibly due to the narcotics he appeared to have just indulged in but we went down Lombard St – the crookest in the land, and the palace of fine arts etc.
On the last day in San Fran we booked into a combo tour because Alcatraz was booked out as a single ticket. We got up at the crack of dawn and fired back down to fisherman’s wharf – more biking and went on the tour it was this old school bus which had had the top sawn ...
... about what it would have been like to have been stood there on September 11th was serious food for thought. We chilled in McDonalds with Ben for a couple of hours and set the world to rights, a real nice bloke who we will be definitely staying in touch with. He knows he is always welcome in rainy Toytown.
Another acquaintance we had made at the Billabong store, Sam, invited us to a rave in Brooklyn. The offer of a rave can never be refused, so ...
... it's still a bit grotty. As the day got warmer the current great unwashed emerged from wherever they'd spent the night to assemble in groups in the Golden Gate Park to hang out in the sun, lay around and do nothing. So I guess the area remains true to it's history. After seeing enough current day dreadlocks we headed across to the Castro district, where I suspect dreads would be banned by the beautifully decked out and manicured gay men. This is Harvey Milk area ...
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