Beside the setting sun
Saturday, July 24th, 2004
Boarding the kids with my parents, we spent three great days this week in Berkeley and San Francisco. Peter and Jess Molnar put us up in their Rozsadomb-like bungalow, keeping us full of red wine and cold chicken. Wednesday, after meeting with an ad agency in the morning, we napped on the lawn in Yerba Buena park and walked around San Francisco all day, stumbling through Chinatown and then 3 miles west on California street. That night we tried to sneak into Chez Panisse without a reservation but settled very happily for some excellent Thai just up the road. Thursday we bought some salami and cheese and had a picnic on the back porch and then drove over to walk through the Muir Woods. The crowds were horrible… until we’d walked half a mile and suddenly had the place to ourselves. Way prettier than pictures. Back for drinks with the Molnar parents and dinner with Arpad and Maya Molnar. Yesterday I evangelized for Blogads at Blogon and we then flew back to Chapel Hill. We’ll be at the beach next week, totally offline.