05 October 2008

Quick update from the road

Just wanted to post a quick precis of my trip so far.

  • Jenny and I landed in SFO and headed straight to Sonoma, where we spent a day bicycling from one vineyard to the next doing wine tasting. We had an awesome picnic in one of same and picked up a few excellent bottles.

  • The next day we went hiking in Jack London State Park. It turns out that Jack London is even more awesome than you thought. In addition to his adventures in the Klondike and as a press correspondent during the Russo-Japanese War he eventually settled on a vineyard and ranch in Sonoma where he established a farm aimed to be sustainable and based on proven practices. His novels (of which he wrote fifty in his forty-year life) were a "profitable chore".

  • Now we're in San Francisco, where we've been to Chinatown and the Fisherman's Wharf and rode a cable car across town. We're staying with Jenny's friend, who lives near the famous summer of love neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury.

  • Tomorrow we leave the city by the bay for Yosemite!

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