we just came home from a great evening in Oakland. we drove there from San Francisco with Maddie Fernandez, a great person! we arrived at the warehouse where several people are living, it reminded us a little bit of moe (mmooee.org) in Vienna, but it was warmer an more like a living room. three great bands were playing there and the people here are really open minded and friendly! what an experience.. different many crumpy and precautious people back home! check out these duckyousucker, Frozen Folk, and Cheap Bliss!
uh what a great city is San Francisco. We are spending a couple of days here and Maddie and her roommates are hosting us here. The best thing to do here is to get in touch with the lifestyle, going from one part of the city to another from the Haights, to Castro, to Valencia Street, the Mission. We are enjoying it a lot. Today we went to Aquarius Records and it’s such a great store. I bought a CD from a band called DUG DUG’S, a MExican band form the 70ies; there’s a lot of crazy stuff around.
Amoeba records was soo overwhelming; thousands of records, cds and dvds; I love it!
suicide squirrels and suicide deer threw themselves in front of our car… good lord .. i was able to stop …
huge trees, and mountains, rangers and stars.. we started to smell like firewood. better then we smelt before.
katrin got really excited by all the rangers… we slept well in our second home (toyota tigris) and had the weirdest dreams..
Yosemite Nationalpark. Don’t forget speeding kills bears, squirrels and deer!
we started to drive on highway 1, it was really sunny and lot s of curves. when we reached the Pacific it was foggy you hardly could see your arm and there he was, this creepy christian guy who gave some very weired sheets to us. we thought about going all the way further down highway1 but when we reached fort braggs at 8pm we were getting so tired that we had to stop. after checking out some parking lots we decided to have a beer in an italian bar. there we started to talk to the waiter, Robert, and we told him about our trip and that we are going to spend the night in the car, etc. He invited us to stay at his flat with his partner Kerin. We were so overwhelmed because of this offer and went directly to his place. They are also into couchsurfing so it was a lucky coincidence for us. We had interesting talks and they gave us a lot of useful information for our trip. the breakfast in the mornong was super nice. Robert told us some stories about San Francisco in the 60ies and about his Belgian familie and his trips to Tunis and Europe. What a great experience. So thank you Kerin and Robert for hosting us! Let’s meet in Vienna again 🙂
foggy, foggy; Fort Bragg, California