Michael and I are back from our long train trip to San Francisco. We crossed from the Atlantic to the Pacific on Amtrak and back again. I'm tired, but I have lots of pictures and lots of stories.
I begin with a trip to Berkeley where I was very pleased to finally meet 2 very old and good friends of this blog, Susan Sheppard Hedges and the famous JCF (JC Fisher). Meeting both of them and spending the afternoon touring Berkeley was one of the happiest parts of my whole trip. They are both delightful, and I look forward to seeing them again when I return to the Bay Area, sooner rather than later. For those of you who are dying to know what they look like, here they are.
Susan is on the left. JCF is on the right.
Me with JCF
Behind us is San Francisco Bay viewed from the hills above Berkeley.
Susan, JCF, and I spent the afternoon touring the campus of UC Berkeley where Susan was an alumnus. I felt very underqualified.
famous speech in front of Sproul Hall in 1964.
Susan gave us a tour of her church, St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley, founded in 1877 and a real architectural gem of a building. We met the rector and the choir director and organist.