Lourdes and David in
San Francisco, page two
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Most Excellent Folk-rocker David Gans performs for us at a Sunday afternoon backyard-BBQ party at Gordon Taylor's house.  It was all digitally recorded, and CDs were burned for all before they left.  It was a great "show", and a High Time for us.  Lou was thrilled; it was a highlight of our trip!
ABOVE:  on the well-preserved northern beach of the Presidio, with the Palace of Fine Arts and Downtown behind.

LEFT & RIGHT:   the Palace of Fine Arts, built 90 years ago to showcase SF's revival after the Great Earthquake.   A beautiful place for a stroll.  And with plenty of pigeons hangin' round to be fed.   We also enjoyed the Exploratorium Science Museum for a couple of hours...   Then walked all down the Marina district, ending with a super-market-bought picnic dinner in the park above Fort Mason.  Like most of our SF days, it was cloudy, damp, windy and SO DAMN COLD!
the crowd watching, including WELL-friends (ee) seated far left, (gr8flred) seated at the door, and host (gst) standing in the door with son Kyle.
In the Presidio National Park, the northwest corner of San Francisco, long an important US Army base protecting the Golden Gate.  From Inspiration Point, Alcatraz Island can be seen even on cloudy days.  The shattered old cannon was captured from the Philippines more than 100 years ago.  The intact young Filipina was captured there just 27 months ago... 
the Guest of Honor
and the Singin' Star!
Finally on Wed 8/21, the fog cleaed and left a stunningly beautiful day!  We strolled over through Golden Gate Park, the top treasure of SF and the best urban park in the world.  We rented paddle-boats on the lovely-to-perfection Stow Lake, for a hour of blissful peace-pleasure.  What an amazing public resource...