Being a local Tourist

Hey everybody,

Today I took my last really free Sunday before the crazy move to Seattle and toured SF one last time. I know, everytime I do this people ask "Why the hell do you act like a tourist?"  I've got my reasons haha.

Yes, tourists can be annoying, but I always find it fun to be surrounded by tons of people all speaking different languages.  It makes me feel like I'm back in Europe.  I even got to play tourguide, as I often do, showing a group of people the way to Ghirardelli Square.  I guess it must be my determination when I'm walking from place to place.

So where did I go?  Well I had a bunch of Clipper credit to burn, so I took BART to the Ferry Building and then from there I boarded the ferry to Sausalito to peruse the galleries and grab a good sandwich. I even bought one of those cool welded metal sculptures of a road bike.  The pedals even work, so cool!

Next up, I got back on the ferry to the city and then walked the Embarcadero to Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. After grabbing my free chocolate, I walked down Columbus into North Beach where I sat in Washington Square and attempted to read a book on my new toy, my HP Touchpad (more on that later)

After trying that for a bit, I stopped for a nice dinner at Calzone's at Rob's recommendation before strolling back through Chinatown and Union Square on to BART.

So that's my story.  Now that I think about it, I've always felt like a tourist in SF and I don't know if that would ever change.  I've thought about living there, but now I'm not sure if I'll come back to the Bay.  Let's just say its a maybe.  I got a whole long post on Cali coming up, so just stay tuned.

I've missed all of you guys.  With all the housing craziness and my book, I let my readers down.  I will try and be more up to date, but no promises.  It's gonna get busy here in a bit.  I do enjoy writing though, so I will make time! :)

Oh, and I have lots of posts waiting in the wings, so don't you worry!  Not that you care haha.  I just wrote this (relatively short) post on my Touchpad...I think I might try and take the "tablet challenge" and try to use jt for a week.  I'll report back with a full review later.  So far I've learned I need more apps, an anti-glare filter, and to not try typing this much again lol, too many mistakes!

Until next time!


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