Wayback Machine: San Francisco, Feb 2007

Two years ago this weekend, Chelsea and I met up for a kid-free long weekend in San Francisco. I had business in Dallas one week and Los Angeles the next, so rather than going back home in between, I convinced my lovely bride to ditch the kids and meet me out west.

We saw the typical sights… here we are going for a cable car ride:

Chelsea on the cable car

Mike on the cable car

We also went out on a whale watching tour from Half Moon Bay. Some of you may know that high adventure on the open seas is not exactly my cup of tea. Chelsea prevailed upon me, and we ended up having a great time, though naturally we didn’t see a single whale:

Coming back from Whale Watching

Toward the end of our visit, we went exploring in Golden Gate Park and found this amazing labryinth on a plateau overlooking the Pacific. It was way off the beaten path – we had to cross a golf course and tromp through some bushes – and a heavy fog had moved in, making the whole scene incredibly beautiful:

Chelsea in the labryinth

It’s worth noting that we were ridiculously lucky with weather that weekend – temps during the day were in the high 60s and low 70s. Over the course of the weekend we also visited with some old friends, saw the redwoods at Muir Woods, and even got to have a romantic dinner at a cozy little restaurant in Sausalito.

Come to think of it, 2007 was a pretty good year – I got to visit India once and Germany three times for work. Chelsea came out to San Francisco in February and we went to Paris in October. Not bad!