Remember that "announcement" opening Eric Burdon and The Animals' 1967 hit "San Franciscan Nights?" I've always loved this song, with its bittersweet undertones.
I've been thinking about it, as I start planning a fall trip to San Francisco. Perhaps I should go in early October, if that would mean the best weather?
My older brother Noel lives in Hayward, in the Bay area, and I haven't been down to see him in about 10 years -- the last time I went, he was living in Oakland, which is just a bit further north. Interesting town.
I really loved San Francisco, but there always seemed to be so many other places to visit. But it's time, I think, that I went back.
My brother Noel and I aren't particularly close, so I intend to stay in San Francisco itself, rather than in his home or even Hayward. I'm thinking that I can lessen the stress of the visit by making the trip both a sightseeing, travel adventure as well as a family get-together.
I think that my older sister and younger brother Kelly both want to join me and also like the idea of playing tourist along with spending some time all together. This means I need to start looking for a holiday rental apartment or at least, a suite hotel with 3 bedrooms. (Kelly, the baby, is 43; I'm 48; my sister is 60 -- we all need a certain amount of space!)
There are a few things I'd like to do on my own -- perhaps a Slow Travel GTG? Definitely a night at the opera (none of my siblings are opera fans) and perhaps some shopping in Union Square.
I think this could be fun -- whether or not I travel on TransLove Airways! (Perhaps you can tell I was a child of the 60s, I still enjoy all that peace and luv stuff!)