02
Aug
09

my heart came home with me

09 San Fran_0071_edited-1Tony B may have left his heart in San Francisco but after 5 days there – I brought mine back with me. Don’t get me wrong, Margie and I loved the city – it’s very interesting and quite beautiful but let’s face it…there is no place like sweet home Chicago.   After doing A LOT of walking in San Fran, I couldn’t help but wonder, “who was the knucklehead that thought building a city on rolling hills was a good idea?”  I almost lost my mind a couple times and finally declared, “I’m done with walking these stinking hills, we’re getting a taxi.”   We also took advantage of riding a cable car – which every other single tourist does in San Fran – apparently at the exact same time.  So riding them is not particularly an advantage in terms of getting around – but it is fun.  FYI – the trip was in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary [coming in Nov] and we had a great time. We visited all the tourist spots, Chinatown, Alcatraz, Napa, Pier41, Grace Cathedral [where I actually sat, rested and prayed about my bad attitude regarding the stupid hills and endless walking], etc.  And although Mark Twain never actually said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco,” he should have…because it is very chilly in and around the city this time of year. If you’ve never been there – it’s worth a visit. We took too many pictures to actually share…so I found a promo [odd but effective] which includes most of the stuff we saw…sans the hula dancers. 

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2 Responses to “my heart came home with me”


  1. 1 Curt McAllister
    August 3, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    It’s great to see that you are taking time to enjoy your summer break. Wendy and I miss the community at Parkview and your teaching. We are so grateful to have been a member at Parkview for seven years. God is great! Curt

  2. 2 dorothy greco
    August 21, 2009 at 1:19 am

    dude. what a totally cool couple you guys are. jim passed along this site. happy to hear your musing and see some pics of the fam.


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