Final part of our 2016 European jaunt. We had a couple of days back in London before the flight home. Hit the National Gallery and reacquainted myself with a number of my favorite Impressionist works that I studied in art history classes. Explored the City of London a bit more and discovered the original Roman wall just a couple of blocks from our hotel. Picked up some gifts before the slog to Heathrow. I have to hand it to Virgin for making the airport experience rather pleasant—definitely the best part of their business class. Then back to SFO just in time for a glorious sunset.
Part 2 of our 2016 European jaunt. We start with a quick train trip from London St. Pancras to Lille, France. Then we picked up a car and headed to Amiens, which would be our base. Rich has studied World War I extensively so visiting the region on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Somme proved irresistible. And who am I to turn down several days in the French countryside? Finally we wrapped up with a quick return to London.
Vacation time again. We decided to take advantage of the record low British Pound and last-minute biz class airfare sale so we headed off to London for a few days.
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Got a new camera body this week. I splurged on the OM-D E-M5 mark II—an update to the original E-M5 that I have had for a couple of years. The new design fixes a few issues I had with the original so we should be seeing slightly improved, smoother video. Otherwise, the holiday season has kicked off with decorations appearing around the city and our house. Ho ho ho.
Yes, I’m still here. The long gap is due to computer issues. First the new iMovie had just enough changes to throw off my editing workflow. Then my hard drive died. Fortunately I didn’t lose much, thanks to backup, hence this multi-week compilation. The Fall season progressed. Daylight saving time ended. Rain started. AT&T is trying to make us pay for three weeks of service we never received. Plus my husband and cats are cute. There. All caught up!
Not sure what to theme this week. Just day to day ordinary stuff for a long married gay couple in San Francisco. Driving around in the electric i3. Cute cats. Washing the 3-series. Hiking with the guys. Deer in the woods. And other stuffs.
SF Fleet Week. Ships and sailors and planes. Oh my. Cooked several vegetarian meals.Semi-annual eye doctor visit. Cute cat shots. Then Saturday, Rich tossed me out so he could clean and I took a salad over to a park overlooking the Bay and caught the air show featuring the Blue Angels. Yes, I know they represent the evil side of the US militaristic empire but they’re fun to see up close.
Here’s a catch up video. Two weeks in one. Rich reviews Scream Queens. Problems with Blue Apron have us considering cancelling our subscription. Our friend Marc showed up again. Mostly to drink my wine. Then I go on a rant about why I dislike religious proselytizers who go door to door. And we wrapped things up at the Castro Street Fair.