Hello from San Francisco

Brenda and I landed in San Francisco a little late yesterday, after one of the planes we were riding did something kinda quirky on the tarmac, like it started dumping its fuel all over the pavement.  As it turned out, the problem was a natural reaction to the sub-freezing temperatures, and after the engine warmed, the leak cured itself.  We moved into our very nice room at the Hyatt Regency, and set out to walk, what Brenda later calculated as five miles.  Please bare in mind that five miles in San Francisco is something difference than five miles in most places in the U.S.  My legs are still spasming a bit.

We found a fantastic Italian coffee shop in North Beach (see right) and had lunch or dinner, depending on if you are figuring California time or North Carolina time.  It was our last meal, except for the stop we made on Pier 39.  It was a chocolate shop, with display case after display case of hand made chocolates.  Brenda and I both selected a piece, whose name and description included three references to dark chocolate.  The young man behind the counter asked, “Do you really like dark chocolate?”

Brenda and I both nodded our heads vigorously.

“Then,” said our tattooed and body-pierced helper, “I recommend our Dark Chocolate Decadence.”

We each bought one, and headed back out to Embarcadero before partaking.  I literally had to stop and hold on to the nearest sign post, I was so overcome.

It’s the next morning now, and I’ve been up since 3:00 (pst), and Brenda got up at 4:30.  work begins in a few hours with an all day workshop on Web 2.0.  I plan to finish it off with a podcasted discussion about what all of this means to schooling — about school 2.0.  But you never can tell what the day will bring, especially in this mystical land of Northern California.

2¢ Worth

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.