• Adventures,  SF/Yosemite

    Just Traveling & Reflecting

    Sunday. June 25, 2017. An airplane. The last 2 days have been filled with traveling in the most boring sense. I left Yosemite yesterday at 0930, got to the Amtrak at 1313 and waited for 2 hours before boarding. I then took the Bart into San Francisco to get checked into my bunkhouse after 2000. This morning I woke up at 0645 to eat breakfast and buy SF souvenirs before heading to the airport at 1230 (all made more difficult by the pride parade happening in the home of the first LGBTQ community.) My first flight was delayed 45 minutes and then my second flight by 2 hours and 45…

  • Adventures,  SF/Yosemite

    When Things Go Wrong

    Friday. June 16, 2017. On a train somewhere in CA. Today has truly been a mess. I did nothing exciting to even distract from all of the things that went wrong. So this morning I woke up to get breakfast and cruffins at a local bakery that according to the internet is all the rage. They were delicious, so I understand. I then had to go check out of my room and leave my pack with them for a while. After that I went and got a massage in Chinatown, which reminded me of home and my frequented foot spas. Of course I am so sun burnt that it hurt…

  • Adventures,  SF/Yosemite

    Exploring SF

    Thursday. June 15, 2017. San Francisco. So a quick story. On Tuesday night after I finished packing everything into my pack, which was quite a struggle and took two attempts, I realized my pack was almost as full as it could get (mind you everything was stuffed inside for the flight). Therefore it was incredibly heavy. So I went through and took out what I deemed I could; all of a granola bar, applesauce squeeze, some energy gels, and sunscreen. I am guessing you know where this is going… and no, I am not in desperate need of a 40cal applesauce packet right now. I did however just have to…