at the river before the wedding
Leaving Conors at 7.20 laden with a heavy backpack and my laptop backpack on the back other on the front I headed out the door to face the chaos that is London transport.
After an hour an a half and amazingly on parting with 1.80 I was at the airport 2hours early!! Amazing in itself, so I tried to find a bank in the airport to deposit the 1800 pounds I was carrying on me from selling the van, no joy!!! So I have been carrying a ^&O( load of cash with me! All in pound notes on a money belt, oh so intelligent. Anyway was a rather quick flight only 10.5 hours so 3 movies and two meals no worries, I’m now in the fair City of San Francisco took the local bus from the airport to the centre of town and now just missioning around until I meet up with my couch surfer.
Luckily I found a Hostel that was nice enough to hold my bags for me for a few hours while I having a look around, I managed to find a cell phone for $20 which included $10 credit which is great! All
Seeing Micheal again
I wanted was a sim card but hey who can argue with a free cell phone! Have to say it is one of the Crappest phones I’ve ever had but who cares lol.
I also found myself a Mexican takeaway and had a burrito hmmmm in Union square which was so good!(and nice and cheap too)
I finally met up with my Couch surfer at her apartment almost right in the middle of town which was great, so after I dropped my stuff of and we had a bit of a chat we headed off to a few of the local bars which was cool, after getting back to the apartment we had a few more drinks and she even convinced me to try some karaoke!!! For those that know me this is an amazing feat=p
The next day after sleeping in a bit I quickly checked emails and headed out to explore the city, I tried to get to a bank to get the pounds sent back to my account in London but unfortunately they were gona convert it to dollars then back to pound costing me almost $500 so think I’ll skip that one lol. Will try at
sunning on the rocks
western union or something later on.
I took a walk through china town which was great and got so see the tower with amazing views, as well as Pier 3 and Fisherman’s Warf including the Sea Lions😊 Unfortunatly I did miss out on the golden gate bridge and a few other major attractions but I’ll catch them on the way back. That evening we went out to an Italian restaurant for diner with was absolutely delicious. And got a bit of an early night as I was catching a ride with Peter(Keturah’s soon to be Husband) up to Grass Valley for the wedding.
So after waking up early and having a quick shower I was off loaded with all my stuff, sadly I missed my first 7.10 but had a good hike down to the warf, and got to the 7.45 ferry with time to spare. So after a rather uneventful ferry trip across the river I was meeting Peters family and Little Lief (Keturah and Peters Son) and we were on our way to Grass valley too meet up with everyone else. After a great drive up chatting to Peter the whole time(He’s actually a really great guy!) We
Keturah and Peter
arrived and I finally got to see Keturah and Robin after 10 years of being away!!
I lent a hand with all sorts of Wedding preparation which was good fun, We created some interesting little bird type things which we hung on a tree semi out the way😉 I also helped paint and improve the kids fort type thing adding a floor and some other alterations. I also helped look after all the kids, The whole extended family was there and was great to meet every body, I had a great time and was awarded an honorary Uncle status lol.
The day before the wedding we all went to the Yuba river, it was so great to see and swim in the river again! Took me way back to my youth, the jumping rock and tunnel under the rocks all great fun and so good to bake on the rocks after a nice refreshing swim.
Keturahs Wedding was fantastic and the first I have actually been to for any one of my friends surprisingly enough. The Bride and groom looked amazing and it was great to catch up with people I hadn’t seen in such a long time! I ended
Before the wedding
Working on the Grand House(kids house)
up heading out to Nevada city with a few of the guys for a drink afterwards which was quite good, we were at a place called the crazy horse, Very full of locals and the live band were quite a sight😉
The Day after the wedding we headed to the river again for another amazing day of water and sun😊
More details to come....
Tuesday river with reduced family=p
Robim heading home
Looking after leif and a really quite house
Heading to ananda,
Lucien and Sarah and there kids,
Biking around Ananda.
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