San Francisco with Diana & Mark
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Landed in San Francisco and was met by my friend Diana from Cleveland and her boyfriend. They live in Russian Hill in a cozy apartment and it was my home for the next couple days. I loved the neighborhood feel of San Francisco. It´s a very walkable city with tons of cafes, boutiques, restaurants, shops, food markets all over the place. We had coffee and took a long walk with their dog, Calypso. That afternoon we went shopping in Union Square for a few things. I was all eyes and ears on the trip, trying to soak everything in. While shopping for a sport coat at Macy´s we had a hard time getting any attention by the salesmen, none of whom had English as their native language.
That evening we had a light dinner of french bread, salamis, cheese, salad and a bottle of excellent Corbieres French Red (for only $10.
The next day was casual and we started late. We took the ferry from Embarcadero to Larkspur in Marin county where Mark works and just relaxed. He let us take the car over to Sausalito where we enjoyed sitting on the pier and just walking around. It was a perfect day. Mark joined us later and we went out to eat in the neighborhood to a friendly bistro where the chef kept the kitchen open a little longer for us. To bed and off early for a long drive down the coast to Los Angeles where we were looking forward to seeing our mutual friend Roxana who had recently moved there from Cleveland.