Then I did a quick run to visit the Castro Area in San Francisco â€“ not much changed since I was living around there â€“ 8 years but little changed â€“ except the prices â€“ Wow
The first thing I noticed was how clean the whole area was â€“ cities, streets, freeways â€“ everywhere you looked â€“ and no smells â€“ relativity clear air wherever I went - San Pablo, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Pacifica â€“ what a delight â€“ traffic was not that bad but I did try to visit areas at low commute times. The homeless are still there â€“ 45F cold while I was there â€“ and getting colder â€“ here they are by the Holiday Inn setting up â€œhomeâ€ in the bushes by the freeway.
Had a little problem when I went to the Social security Office in Berkeley â€“ donâ€™t know if I was pickpocketed or just lost the keys to the rental car â€“ but they had to send a tow truck to get it and took me to the Oakland airport to get another rental â€“ Budget was a great company to work with â€“ really helped me out and excellent service. And Last be not least if you are planning a trip by air check out EVA Airlines â€“ really excellent service and wonderful meals in the Elite Section of the plane â€“ a Boeing 777 â€“ they even offer wine, cocktails or Beer if you like during dinner.- included -
Blood pressure seemed ok during the trip but I do have to admit that I did not check it â€“ just how I felt â€“ Anyway home now and will talk by Skype to my Mother every day while thatâ€™s possible.