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USA | Saturday, 10 January 2009 | Views [705]

Bay Bridge on a full moon night, SF

Bay Bridge on a full moon night, SF

Did the touristy things in SF like Golden Gate bridge, which I walked over and Alcatraz. Beautful views of SF from GG Bridge. Also visited the Golden Gate Park and the new California Marine Centre which had fantastic sea animals from different coral reefs of the world - it was truly amazing.

Also visited Shams friend, Minnie and her family in Portola Valley, near Palo Alto. Saw her daughter Ruth playing league basketball which was fun. Minnies mum took me on a walk near their house which is backs onto woods, rivers and lakes - it was beautiful and Minnies mum is an amazing person. It was a fun day out.

In the evening, I went to a cafe and met this guy called Brendo who told me about how he helps people and saves lives. One of the things they do is patrol the Golden Gate Bridge (famous for people wanting to take their own life) and talk to people and offer help. They did this on New Years eve when most people want to party.

He asked me: What do you want it to say on your tombstone?' I was flummoxed (partly as we get cremated and don't have tombstones) at the enormity of the question which was basically asking - how and what do you want to be remembered for? What are you going to do in this life that will be remembered?  Well this is a question I have been asking myself for a while. I will go home thinking about this and will hopefully have an answer soon.

On that note, I say goodbye to this part of the world and head for home after what has been the most fascinating, beautiful, amazing, surreal and fantastic 3 month journey. 

Tags: golgen gate, san francisco

 

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