Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Visit!!!!

What a FANTASTIC weekend! Our out-of-towners were so much fun, and Blondie and I had a blast! (I hope they did too :)

Brother R came in on Wed night, and Blondie surprised me by riding to the airport with me to pick him up. We drug BR back to downtown, and got him checked into his hotel, and then proceeded immediately to the hotel bar to partake. Unfortunately, Eastern Time and Pacific Time aren't the same, so the night ended around midnight.

Thursday, Brother R met me for some tasty lunch (his work was about 3 blocks from my work) and then we met up after work for some tasty drinks atop the Marriott (the name of the bar there is appropriately titled "The View" b/c it's 36 stories up and all glass). While Brother R and I were imbibing, Blondie had picked up the entire B-Clan from the airport in our rented shortbus. Unfortunately, they got to the apt and had an emergency. That being that THEY RAN OUT OF BEER! Brother R and I jumped on it - and raced to the grocery and then on home, only to find they didn't wait for us and had gone ahead and bought beer in the meantime. We sat around getting toasty before hopping a train to the Inner Sunset for pizza and more beer.

Friday, Blondie and I had the day off, so we squired the B-Clan around to Twin Peaks (in 20 years... hahah, still makes me laugh), and GG Park/the ocean. Then we made a swing by to get Brother R for the ride out to the GG Bridge and Lombard Street, before eating lunch/dinner (dunch?) at Ghiradelli Square. Then it was a trip back to the hood, to wander up and down Haight Street (and watch 2 "special" girls try to parallel park a PT Cruiser - I can't really make fun though, b/c that's what I would look like if I tried to parallel park). That night we all ended up crashing in front of the TV, watching movies, and eating takeout indian and pizza.

Saturday was our mass transportation day. We caught the F-Train to the Alcatraz Wharf and met up with Brother R and Shugs for our tour. After that it was onto the "real" Wharf for lunch and meeting up with L-Dawg's sis. We did some shopping at the Wharf, and then caught the cable car to Chinatown. Blondie then took his sis/bro-in-law, and 1 other brother for dinner, while I took the rest of the B-Clan home, where again we watched movies and ordered takeout (does anyone see a pattern here?)

Then it was Sunday and our weekend was almost over. I got Blondie's sis/bro-in-law to their train, while Blondie took the rest of the B-Clan to the other airport. Then it was a trip to the Wharf to get Brother R and Shugs to come back to our hood to stay. While waiting for Blondie to get home (and the Packers to WIN!), we wandered down to the 'stro, but it was determined that was way too much porn for a Sunday morning. Blondie then came and picked us up and we took Shugs down Lombard and to the GG Bridge for her tour. We ended up back on Haight, getting trashed in our bar - joined randomly by several friends (Party C and Crazy Larry, Porn King and Cousin S), before hitting up our indian joint for dinner.

Then it was Monday, and the weekend was over. Really and truly over. And I don't feel like I had a weekend, and I'm guessing nobody else does either. :)

IT WAS SO GOOD SEEING EVERYONE! Thank you all for making the trip out to see our new city/apt/life! Brother R and Shugs - see you at Thanksgiving; B-Clan - see you at Christmas!

3 days to the weekend, counting them down.


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