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Return to BAU 8.16.10

Back to work today.The trip out to Yosemite was AWESOME! The return flight on the Red Eye.....not so much. The first day out in San Francisco was to get familiar with the city and see how much you could walk around without taking public transportation. The water front Marina area, AT&T park, The Golden Gate bridge, fresh farmers market, Greens, Lombard Street, Grace Cathedral were parts of the highlights. Fog, driving through downtown, some of the public areas, lack of taxi cabs, the type of hotel, were part of the low lights. Observations from San Fran: Colder than most places even though it is August. A lot of locals are wearking winter clothing, scarves, stocking caps. and panda bears. The Golden Gate bridge is hollow. The "International Orange" is not the true color. Underneath it is Green. Try brushing some of the paint away and it sticks to your hand. Not much on the other side of the bridge once you do cross.

Yosemite is BIG! Really, Really BIG! Half dome is the most challenging hike I've ever done. Hopefully it is the worst I can feel and still survive. Kings and Sequoia everyone must go to in order to appreciate the sheer size of these 3000 year old trees. I would go back and do more trails in each park. Some of the photos from the hike are up.

Over 1200 emails await after being gone for 10 days straight. Off to weed what I need and don't need.