My raison de etre for San Francisco is the ShopBot Jamboree down peninsula way, where I’ve learned things useful for Mobius Megatar, gave a presentation on a novel clamping system that we developed, and had such fun at the Maker Fair, seeing wonderful things.
However, as a thrill and delight, living with a cherished friend from times gone by, San Francisco, opening her Golden Gate just like in the song. A foggy mystery opening into a sun-bathed beauty, both comfortable and known and suddenly new, more exciting than ever. I expected to visit several people I know, but as it turned out, I had my hands full just visiting the places I wanted to see, more than enamored by my time in the city.
Walking the streets, and driving the neighborhoods, dining in the wonderful restaurants, seeing old haunts, haunted by the past and charmed by new vistas, things I’d never seen before. Things I wanted to see for a long time. Beautiful, sensual, familiar and new. A deep sigh of contentment and joy.
Au revoir for now.
I’ll be back.