The adventure begins......

Trip Start Aug 21, 2006
Trip End Dec 18, 2006

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Thursday, August 3, 2006

It seems appropriate that my first entry should begin in San Francicso. After many years all over the East Bay, I finally found my way into the city in December after buying a duplex in the Central Sunset. Exploring the city, it's neighborhoods, restaurants, finding driving and biking routes and shortcuts, have been consistent sources of pleasure. One of the best things has been being close to most of my friends...being able to hang out on a moments notice, spontaneous gatherings etc. These are the things that I missed when I lived in San Leandro. It's hard to be spontaneous when there is a 60 - 90 minute drive involved!

I have been 'couch surfing' at the homes of a few generous friends since July 15th when my subletters moved in. My two cats have reacted to my absence quite differently, but yet not unexpectedly. It's business as usual with Tiger, her daily program unchanged. Blackie, on the other hand, has stayed away from the house in protest.

Moving out of my home was difficult in many ways but I have been in the process of 'uncluttering' my life over the last 6 months so this final step, the actual physical move, was preceded by other carthatic actions making it much easier. It's amazing how much you can collect over the years and how satisfying it can be to let go of the non-essentials.

My leave from work started last Thursday and I went to Cabo with my friend Michelle the next day. It was our first time and we ended up staying in a too expensive resort constantly bombarded with timeshare solicitations, first in the airport, then when you picked up your 'welcome package' at the hotel, then at the surrounding restaurants and even on the beach! It was unbelievable.....luckily the ocean was stunning, the air warm and the people friendly. The happy hour deals weren't bad either!
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