I met up with Abe and Kathleen on Sunday, both of them friends from grad school in Chapel Hill, and had a nice time touring around the city. We rode on a cable car, which is something I hadn’t done since I was around 13 visiting San Francisco with my dad.
What’s that, a picture you ask? Well, unfortunately it was kind of misty on Sunday and I left my camera behind, but allow me to offer this aforementioned glimpse back in time.
I love the big hair! It’s like my face was still growing into it.
In fact the cable car trip took just long enough that we didn’t have time to visit the SFMOMA (our intended destination). Oh well, next time. As a consolation prize, we spent some time in the gift shop, which has many nice things, including modern furniture, and perhaps most captivatingly, a video of a Rube Goldberg-esque contraption that captured our attention for minutes!
For dinner we went to the Stinking Rose, which is getting to be a regular stop on the popular Justin SF Tour™. You wouldn’t think it, but the promise of garlic ice cream is just too strong for most to pass up. We had a lovely dinner, chatted about folks back home, and reflected on our experiences of SILS pedagogy.
We made one more jaunt out, this time for a parting drink at a wine bar on Chestnut street, where we sampled some California red wine, limiting ourselves in particular to Sonoma County. We started with two Pinot Noirs, a Syrah, a Zinfandel, and a Cabernet Sauvignon. I did my best to share what I retained from my wine class and promised more of the same (but free) if they come back and visit me up north.