Sunday, June 04, 2006

After the walk

Oh, wow. Yeah, this really is much easier than the Yahoo! page maker program. Okay, so after we got done walking for Marriage Equality (or, more accurately, against permanent marriage inequality) on Saturday, we met up for lunch with a couple friends from the Couples Club that we belonged to in the Bay Area. We ate at the Cheesecake Factory atop Macy's Union Square, where Stan was pleased to discover that they now have sugar-free cheesecake with Splenda.

Afterwards, we went to the Macy's Mens' Store, where I found an outfit for our upcoming trip to Montreal. There is NOTHING like a good sale at Macy's. Then we went down to the Castro to see the new HRC Shop that has opened since we left the metro.

For dinner, we met another couple of friends in Bernal Heights. It was a nice meal, and we were happy to see them, but after all the running around of the day, we could not wait to get back to our motel room in Marin (which, by the way, was not bad: I managed to find a place in the Bay Area for $55/night on a summer weekend, and although it was not fancy it did feature working plumbing and an absence of visible insects) and CRASH.

When we (finally) got on the road this morning, we hit the Factory Outlets in Petaluma. Good men's clothing stores (or even bad ones, for that matter) just do not abound in Humboldt. I must say, though, that I dread going to the Bay Area now because we have become accustomed to the lack of traffic here--and because of the six butt-numbing hours it takes to get down there. Thus, by the time we got back to Garberville I was sick of being on the freeway. And since we had no particular reason to get home at a certain time, I decided to take the scenic alternate through the redwoods. We stopped and did something new: wine tasting in Humboldt. Bought a cabernet that the guy assured us would be worth something in a few years. Don't know if that's true or not; I was more impressed with the olive oil selection. But at least we now have a local bottle in our collection (which has heretofore consisted largely of Two-Buck Chuck).


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