Posted by: facetothewind | July 4, 2016

Pride and Precipice

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Chuan walking along Andy Goldsworthy’s sculpture in the Presidio in San Francisco.

Our pre-nuptial tour of the Bay Area continued through Marin at Jean’s house on the lagoon, Mt. Tamalpais, Wildwood Retreat Center, Armstrong Woods, and San Gregorio. Our self-guided tour culminated with a stay with Simon at his place in the Castro. Then after nearly missing the train because of traffic, we hit the rails to Portland on the Coast Starlight. It was a great trip with lots of picnics on cliffs, parks, and beaches, and a lot of worrying about the crazy cost of living in the Bay Area. Thank you to Jean and Simon for letting us stay for free! Oh, our thinking about Gay Pride in San Francisco — skip it! It’s a big, trashy, drunken party.

Here’s the video encapsulation of the month by the Bay…

 

And here’s the photo montage of the month. AGAIN, forgive the endless selfies and wefies. Immigration needs to see that we are indeed a couple and have a history with each other. Click on a picture and then scroll with your arrow buttons. Each photo is captioned.

Next stop: San Francisco for the big wedding on August 9.

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Responses

  1. Beautiful!

    What big wedding?

  2. As always, so nice to travel with you. Its sweet to see Chuan through your eyes, and imagine how California looks through Chuan’s. ❤

  3. I started, then lost, earlier message i started to write to you. Loved hearing of your pre-nup travels through the most beautiful part of the US, except for the Catskills, of course.

    I’ve been working sporadically at my old retail job, going to medical appointments, concerts, movies, and all the pleasures that Thailand lacks.

    You of course are seeing how the societal conditions in this country seem to have deteriorated very rapidly as of late. Maybe they have been brewing for a long time, and we, or at least, I hadn’t noticed. I have a doctor appointment in the city next week and I’m a bit apprehensive about going there. I wonder how Chuan feels about our national insanity.

    Thanks so much for sending recap of your travels–love all of them!

    Hugs, Dianna On Jul 4, 2016 4:28 PM, “Field notes from a noticer” wrote:

    > facetothewind posted: ” Our pre-nuptial tour of the Bay Area continued > through Marin at Jean’s house on the lagoon, Mt. Tamalpais, Wildwood > Retreat Center, Armstrong Woods, and San Gregorio. Our self-guided tour > culminated with a stay with Simon at his place in the Castro. The” >

  4. Dear David,

    You sure have a way with words, unbounded talent!

    I loved reading about the adventures of David and Chuan, my mouth watering with envy as you visit the most exciting spots in N. California. facetothewind posted: ” Our pre-nuptial tour of the Bay Area continued through Marin at Jean’s house on the lagoon, Mt. Tamalpais, Wildwood Retreat Center, Armstrong Woods, and San Gregorio. Our self-guided tour culminated with a stay with Simon at his place in the Castro. The”


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