Trip Start Nov 16, 2008
11Trip End Nov 26, 2008
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After the tour I took BART to meet my step sister Catherine at the station in Berkeley. We went and got lunch then drove around. We were going to go to Telegraph Ave. but UC Berkeley was having a game and there was no parking to be found anywhere. Instead we drove to Kensington, which is fitting, since that's where we lived for 7 years. We went past the house we lived in and then found a pottery sale, which is right up Catherine's alley (she's an art major at San Francisco State). The pottery was really cool. The guy says he's been selling it for years, so hopefully when I come back with money some day he will still be selling it.
After that I took Bart to the Civic Station and walked the ten blocks back to the hostel. Now here I am and somehow it's 6:30. I've been out for over 9 hours and the sun set as I was walking back. I'm not even tired yet. I want to do more stuff. Luckily I still have all day tomorrow and then part of Monday if I need it. Monday I am definitely going to Muir Woods and was hoping to make it to Napa and Calistoga too. Tonight will be spent at the hostel now...Catherine reaffirmed my suspisions that this is definitely not the best neighborhood to be walking around in alone. I will venture out for food in a few minutes...it's really not dangerous, just a bit sketchy and I promise (to any worried family members) that it's fine. Once I get to Van Ness (only 2 short blocks away) it's really populated and well lit. Tomorrow all I know for sure is that I am doing a Golden Gate tour cause I already paid for it back in Colorado. I take a bus across the Golden Gate. I figure it's better than driving cause I can take pictures without crashing...always a good thing. Yesterday I went the wrong way on Lombard and ended up seeing some stuff I really want to see again. Since that involves driving it will wait until Monday. So tomorrow is the tour and then who knows?