Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday

This week I didn't forget Thursday. The year was 1987. Ken and I had moved to San Francisco the year before and a friend was visiting us from Washington, DC. We hit a lot of the tourist destinations (we were still exploring, too) and on this particular day we headed over the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods in Marin County.

Walt and Ken at the base of a very old redwood tree.

It's a beautiful park nestled in a foggy coastal valley and filled with redwood trees. The woods are eerily quiet, a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the city just a few miles away. If you're ever in the Bay Area, I recommend a visit.

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  1. been there; the redwoods are breathtaking. of course, you two are HOTNESS personified!

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  2. I like redwood trees they are amazing.

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  3. Your buddy, Summer, is visiting us this week and making himself an unwelcome guest... highs in the upper 90s, super duper thunder storms and rain last night, and humidity so high that the windows are steamed up. Yuck.
    But... maybe our tomatoes will finally turn red :)

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    1. Judith

      Are you affected by what is happening in Ferguson?

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    2. Oh, my heavens.... I can't believe this horror is internationally known.
      While we are all affected by the tragedy to Mike Brown's family, and the hugely, gaping, open racial wound this has brought about to our region and country, no, we are not directly affected. Ferguson is a suburb about 20 miles north of our suburb. The town where the police officer lived, however, is right next door (figuratively), but I don't know on what street he lived (they've left their home, fearing for their safety).

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    3. Judith

      Sadly, it is being broadcasted around the world -every night on Canadian TV network and since I watch France 2, they have it also every evening a 8 PM.

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  4. Been there some 20 yrs ago, 1992 exactly. I have a pic of myself standing in front of a redwood. Y wanted to capture the width of the tree wrt tiny me :-)

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  5. I stopped on in San Francisco for a few days en route to Australia once: how I got to hear about Muir Woods, I can't remember, but it was a highlight trip.

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  6. The one time I had a rental car in SF I went to Muir Woods, it is a magic place

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  7. It was 79, summer in the city - riding my bike and enjoying Muir Woods - great man was John and still have his book.

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