Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I'm ready for the love-in, gentle people of the Bay

A week from today I'll have been in San Francisco for 24 whole hours. Hopefully relaxed, de-stressed, shopping, taking in the sights, celebrating my anniversary with Mr. Whyioughtta.

I have never been to California or any part of the western USA, so I'm really looking forward to seeing whether the rumours of hippydom, peace and love, and flowers in your hair are true. We'll spend a few days in the city then hit the coast.

I haven't been on a real vacation since my honeymoon 4 years ago, so I'm really really REALLY disproportionately EXTREMELY very thrilled to be going away. I only wish we could stay longer than we are. Who knows what pleasures await us? (I do: wine, sun, and surf.)

As an aside, I was doing some research on San Fran (okay, looking up shoe stores) and came across was all this talk of the famous cable cars. Suddenly it occurred to me..."How do cable cars actually work?" Turns out they aren't like streetcars at all. They're run by a sort of pulley-based closed-loop system where they basically hitch a ride with a moving cable under the street. Very cool.

Moose and I are also planning to see what happens when real life collides with the virtual world by meeting up for drinks, which I'm very much looking forward to. (Her new masthead and site layout looks beautiful, btw.)

I will probably not have much time to post before I get back, but I'll be sure to take lots of photos to share when I return. Until then, peace and love to all.

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