I have this desire to KNOW the city I live in. More than know, to experience it in such a way that I become part of the city. And sometimes, to feel that way, I must play the part of a tourist.
I feel silly saying that I want to KNOW my city and I think that sightseeing will get me there. Then I remember how much history I learned about California, the prison system and the bay currents when I visited Alcatraz. I like being in the know. It feeds my irrational love for hatching pre-mishap and escape plans. Can you tell my first job was an emergency management planner?
Sometimes the knowing part is less academic and a little more Us Magazine. As much as I gleaned from trips to the Presidio, reading every plaque erected, I gathered some awesome tidbits from a movie tour of San Francisco. I got the experience as a Christmas gift for Mr. Palindrome because he loves movie trivia. On the San Francisco Movie Tour, we saw locations from some 70 odd films and TV shows. The tour was about 3 hours and held our attention with movie clips, funny quips and frequent stops for pictures.
The weather happened to be brilliant, clear and mild. Mr. Palindrome insists that the weather is mostly this way. I insist it is rare. Future posts with hard scientific data are forthcoming. In any event, we're posing in the park where the Tanner Family is picnicking in the opening credits of Full House.
The Stinking Rose. When we finally got home, we watched Twilight on opposite ends of the couch. It was a GOOD DAY.