June 28th, 2005

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Went to San Francisco on Sunday instead of San Diego, like originally planned, for a birthday party. My friend, Rhonda, turned 30!
Got caught up trying to work my way around the Gay Pride Parade to get to the hotel. Fortunately, I know S.F. well enough that it was just a minor hinderance for me rather than a major one like I saw in so many other visitor's cars (people taking out maps of downtown and trying to figure out all the one-way streets that can get you going to places you don't want to be). It was just a matter of finding a street that would allow me to cross Market rather than turn onto it and end up IN the parade.
By the time everyone was awake, the parade was pretty much over, but we still ran down to Market to do all sorts of shopping and play with the people who still remained.
Went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory on top of Macy's. Then went to the top of Tower 1 of the Hilton and danced with a 360 degree view of San Francisco out the windows.

Yesterday, we drove down Highway 1 to Santa Cruz. I took the Pacific Coast hwy because I knew my friend Shelley loves lighthouses, and there's a nice one at Pigeon Point which she had never been to.
I took my camera with me for the trip, but I had forgetten to take it with us when we went shopping, dancing, and when we spent the day on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, but I did have it with us at Pigeon Point, so I'm posting a couple of pictures from there.

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My face is sun-burned now. :(
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Looks like I'm driving to Burning Man alone again this year.
That's okay, I've gone by myself more times than I have with someone, so it's nothing new.
I don't mind setting up all my stuff, as long as I'm there early enough in the morning, before the heat makes it a real chore.
But it's taking everything down at the end of the event that's a pain. Part of that is emotional, though. But it is rougher, because the last stuff that I tear down is usually the stuff that needs to go in the trailer first, so that I can distribute the weight evenly... so as I tear stuff down, I have to set it next to the trailer until everything is down, then start packing the truck and trailer.
I've always packed stuff at night when I'm getting ready to head out there, and I usually do it in the span of a couple of nights. Coming back, I have to pack everything right away, once again trying to avoid the heat.
That makes it hard.
Then driving back home alone is pretty sad, too.

Anyone want to ride-share? You don't even have to camp with or near me, if you don't want to.
If you're coming from Southern Calif, you can stop off at my house and leave your vehicle here... same for Bay Area peoples.
If you're on my way, say Sacramento and points North East, I can stop to pick you up. I should have plenty of room.