i traveled down to the city sunday morning to meet up with my cousin christy and her partner marcus. traffic was light, got there in just about an hour. they live in the castro, which i had only heard about the night before from alice who was telling me about morgan spurlock’s new show, 30 days. in one episode he has a conservative christian from michigan live with a gay man in the castro for 30 days.
from there we headed down along the san mateo coast for about an hour till we got to butano state park, just south of half moon bay. the fickle summer weather was on our side as the views were tremendous, especially around pacifica. the fog stayed several miles off the coast (until the drive home). we hiked for a few hours through a redwood canyon, which was nice, with a particularly steep decent towards the end.
afterwards we stopped at duarte’s in pescadero for some artichoke soup and dungeness crab. by the time we left, a dense white fog had swept over the coast, providing a much different drive back to san francisco.
i tried to help christy getting her wireless connection working to no avail. chatted for a while about the area—now i’ve got a mental list of places to visit, including the pinnacles and point lobos. headed home just after the sun had set, and snapped this neat blurry picture of the golden gate bridge.