There's no mirror in the bedroom of the room we have in the condoloft in Oakland. I had to turn on my laptop videocam to comb my hair.
Not too bad for "on the downside". On the upside we met our charming cousin Chris who probably wasn't even born the last time I was at a family reunion, and his charming dog Jackson, and Dave, Chris and Jackson went hiking up along the ridge---at least I think that's where they went---and saw an amazing sunset. Dave took photos, which we may, on the upside, be able to download and post later this week. And by "this week", I mean our week, which started on a Tuesday.
Today we're meeting the Rhodester and Dorian to get a guided tour of The Castro and the Haight. It has been amazing, meeting in person the people I've known online for so long. They all seem to like Dave for some reason, so the social niceties are easily taken care of.
We had wanted to tour Alcatraz, but this is the President's Day long weekend, and we would have had to get our tickets 10 days ago, which of course, we could have done online from Ottawa. Our inability to do that has made our "this holiday couldn't be better" attitude kick in, and we just know that we weren't destined to look over the place where Alcatraz the TV series has made the bad old days seem so vivid.
I had a few minutes to blog while Dave was shaving and showering (pause here for gentle, kindly laughter about the combo of Dave, razor, shower and time) but I think I have to get ready for breakfast and an exciting day in San Francisco.