|a blue pussy....|
|China town......Tacky personified!|
So I flew out of Atlanta leaving a trail of destruction and broken hearts behind me,
Well not quite, but I did think it was a great opening line. I had thoroughly enjoyed meeting Lori and Chris but it was now time to hit San Francisco and I was excited about the prospect of meeting a bunch of new people.
But hang on, before I go further, can some one tell me what it is with the US airlines that they take so long to board, and seriously some of the so called hand luggage wont fit in the over head locker, how do they get away with that?
Anyway, arrived in San Francisco and was meet buy the world famous Bob ..so after introductions and discovering I don't have an Aussie accent, Bob was good enough to take me to Alice's Cafe, where I enjoyed a free lunch and a free T-Shirt..thanks Bob! The drive up there is pretty cool as well, and low and behold found dear in the middle of the road......mmmm.... venison.....and thanks for the gift Bob, I am looking forward to trying it out when I finally get of my arse and go camping.
|Geoff James Wannabe.....|
|Margarita for breakfast....Si...Senor..(wonderful Lady's who I wished I had been able to spend more time with Marianne and Katy.|
Bob dropped me at my hotel, and as it is 2 stars I was not to be disappointed!
Brad and Brandy the lovely and famous bloggers from Oregon arrived and it was like a meeting of old friends, we headed for lunch and it was just fantastic to chat and talk with people who I felt I all ready knew.
I could do a report on about the Golden Gate bridge, and Alcatraz, China town, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square etc etc... and I am sure that is all very interesting and no doubt those who have never seen those places would enjoy it. But for me it was not the places I went, but it was the people I met.
The Sunday morning breakfast in Alchemedia was awesome and again another opportunity to meet great people of like mind. I think to be honest we could of spent the entire day sitting around the table chatting.
You put together a bunch of people from different parts of the country and the world, with a common interest...namely motorbikes....and you get a lot of laughter, fun ..and friendship which will last a life time.
That really sums me up. I love hanging with people, I am a crap tourist. But I so enjoy talking and meeting others.
The Sunday Night Incident... Some times the best nights are the ones not planned. After the great brunch and hours of walking around the Aircraft Carrier Hornet, Brandy, Brad and myself went back into San Francisco. A Brief rest before agreeing to meet for some dinner....it gets very murky from here.
I do know the beer tasted really nice, Sake became a life time friend...who I hope I never meet ever again...The three of us are permanently banned from a certain Sushi restaurant....and unbeknown to me, there is a pub next door that actually makes screw drivers. I have never laughed so much for ages, and I am buggered if I can remember what we were actually laughing about! Who cares, great friendships are built on such occasions...
It was a wonderful experience for me, the whole trip was above my expectations. Lori, Chris, Bob, Brandy, Brad, Marianne, Guido (His lovely life) and Katy...I feel so very privileged to have meet you all. I feel very blessed, humbled and honoured to have met you all, the fact so many of you tavelled so far to see me and make my visit special will remain a wonder memory forever.
My Next blog will be dedicated to pictures from the Barber musumn...most of which Lori took....