The big news is that I got sunburned hanging out at the Biergarten in Hayes Valley on Sunday. My shoulders still feel raw two days later. We got into a debate at our communal picnic table about whether or not the weather in San Francisco sucks. There were the naysayers, then there was a very outspoken advocate from Michigan who proclaimed that this is some of the best weather in the country. He emphasized that our cold weather doesn’t even compare to other places, and potentially shouldn’t even be considered cold! Anyone who doesn’t like SF weather should shove it and move back to whether it is they come from with their blizzardly winters.
I don’t really have an opinion because I haven’t really lived in very many places so it’s hard to compare. I lived in Chicago and yes, SF weather beats Chicago. One good thing about SF is if you’re cold, all you have to do is head a few minutes North, East, or South and I can guarantee you’ll discover good weather.
Prior to imbibing on Sunday, we went up to the top of Mount Davidson which is the highest point in SF. Stunning views. I wish I had my camera. Driving around the beautiful Forest Hill neighborhood, we passed by a couple open houses. Because I’m always on the hunt, I wondered why the homes hadn’t come up in my searches. Maybe because they’re going for $1.8 million! So beautiful. I commented to the real estate agent, “The downstairs is perfect for an au pair.” Seriously, if anyone has that kind of money and wants to live in the city, check out the Forest Hill neighborhood. There’s light traffic so children can play freely outside.
The neighborhood kids had setup a “Drive-through Lemonade Stand.” I had to stop. Dean was in the passenger seat and I made him conduct the transaction. Pretty good, not too sweet. A mom was watching them and I was like, “Good job on the quality control, Mom!”