It's one of those ideal California days, and we're off to Pacifica to visit an old friend. Seattle was dreary outside, but family events made up for the chill outdoors. Hilo has had enormous rainfall, I hear (at least 20 inches since Friday at our house and maybe more).
The flights were bumpy but not nearly as bad as I had anticipated. Should have pix and commentary on the Coastside south of San Francisco by tomorrow. We lived there for several years in the 50's, around the time when the first big developments were going in, Westlake most prominently. A builder named Doelger was reponsible for the Sunset District in the fog belt of San Francisco, and following this triumph went on to build Westlake in Daly City and the Coastside.
Herb Caen, the well known columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, referred to the development in Sunset as The White Cliffs of Doelger. And Don Sherwood, a local DJ, had a joke: Why do they call it the Sunset District? It's because the sun set 50 years ago and they haven't seen it since!
This is a reference to the summer fog that sets in out there and makes coastal summers in California cold and miserable.
But not today! It is crisp, cool and bright.