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People's Park

On my way back to Portland from San Francisco I made a stop in Berkeley to check out People's Park. A place with some history, especially during the late 1960s. Political rallies, confrontations between citizens and police, protests, en masse arrests and a the shooting of a spectator by the police sitting on a roof and more.
Then Governor Ronald Reagan said that the Berkeley campus was a "haven for communist sympathizers, protesters, and sex deviants." Sex deviants like how I wonder? Kind of like hypocrites Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki Falwell, that kind of sex deviants or worse?













Classifieds

This is from last week's classifieds in the Willamette Week. I am a bit fascinated. Who is this M? Did she fake pregnancies and then demanded money for an abortion? Will they be able to build a case and take her to court? Interesting.....



I have my own experiences with the classifieds. A guy I unfortunately wasted way too much precious time with, hindsight is always 20/20, put up a few ads. I guess he was lonely and horny plus a bunch of descriptions of what he would like to do with the "lucky" ladies that answered the ads. If any did. Important fact - not into big woman! He put up ads on Adult FriendFinder and Craigslist. The ads I discovered that is, there were probably some I never knew about.
Of course his current lady probably thinks that they have a great relationship, although I would not be surprised if he is back at it again (I don't think this tiger will change his stripes) or slowly easing into it by hitting up the bikini barista coffee shop before work salivating over the teenagers working. The current lady, that kind of resembles a handsome Caitlyn Jenner, will probably find out some fun truths one day. There is much more to say about the truth but I will leave it at this for now.....
As far as myself looking for sexy time companionship in the classifieds.....no I would never do that. I would also never do Tinder of any of that stuff. Not my cup of tea. I know it works for some people though so good for them.

Tourist In San Francisco

Last month I was a tourist in San Francisco for four days. The reason I went there was to go to Burning Man at Baker Beach where Burning Man first happened in 1986, I already wrote a blog entry about that.
On the drive there I stopped at a cafe in Redding CA called Kaleidoscope and the owner and I had Burning Man in common, he had been like 17 times or something. Nice meeting fellow Burners passionate about Burning Man.



So this is how I spent my time in San Francisco. I walked around in China Town.



Felt scared driving up and down the many steep streets, by day four I felt braver but the elevation is crazy. I don't know how people park their cars on those streets? Or drive in the rain when the roads get slick?



This became my fave place for coffee and pastries, probably some of the best I've ever had.



I checked out Pacific Heights and looked at the majestic homes. This is one of the most expensive areas to live in the country (Nancy Pelosi calls it home, perhaps she is looking for a fun roommate?). Here is the view from a place I stopped at by Pacific Heights.



The famous Golden Gate bridge.





City Hall.



Saints Peter and Paul church.





On Memorial Day I went up to the Coit Tower to check out the views. That is Alcatraz Island out there in the San Francisco Bay.



Me.



An airplane made a ❤ in the sky!



Four days go by fast. I would like to go back and stay for a while, at least two weeks, maybe longer. San Francisco is a big city with a lot of interesting history, amazing architecture and so much to see. I like it a lot.
What I did notice right away was that the city was calm compared to Portland. I did not see any people out protesting, no destruction, broken windows and no graffiti. Interesting.....