Last weekend in San Francisco
Hi, I'm Forrest Gump. People
call me Forrest Gump.
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never
know what you're gonna get.
You have to do the best with what God gave you.
I'm not a smart man...but I know
what love is.
A sign on the wall inside
of the restaurant.
Boarding the boat to Alcatraz.
(Kris and Ty with headphones on.)
If you make Groundless
Complaints for the purpose of
creating dissatisfaction and/or
stirring up trouble...you will be
subject to Disciplinary Action.
(I bought a magnet for the refrigerator
with this regulation quote on it.)
It was rainy and cold (wouldn't quite be S.F.
any other way, right?)...but Ty wanted to check
out the outdoor recreation area.
The audio tour was very well done.
We all found it very fascinating.
After an interesting time changing from wet clothes
and wet hair in our car in the underground parking
lot...we entered the gorgeous Davies Symphony
Hall to listen to...
...Joshua Bell. He played Bruch's
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor. Words cannot
adequately express how fabulous the evening
was. I guess that's why it's called music. It can
only be described by listening and feeling.
For a most interesting article, including videos
explaining an "experiment" that Joshua Bell
participated in several years ago at
L'Enfant Plaza in Washington D.C.
go here. What would you have done?
Such a stunning building. After several call-backs,
Joshua returned and delivered a humorous and
compelling rendition of Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Art thou troubled? Music will calm thee.
Art thou weary? Rest shall be thine.
Music, source of all gladness,
Heals thy sadness at her shrine,
Music, music ever divine.
Music, music calleth with voice divine.
From Handel's opera, Rodelinda.
We ran into Steve and Susan Thomas!
And, we must mention that we were sitting in the
concert in S.F. when the GIANTS won the pennant
to move on to the World Series. Following
intermission, the conductor announced to anyone
who hadn't already found out via text or phone call
that the Giants had "done it." It was great
fun to cheer...even at Davies!!
I actually took the photos above and below
in Ty's room a couple of months ago...but since
tonight is the first game...this seems an
appropriate time to share a bit of fan fever.
Who would have known when we purchased our
concert tickets that the Giants would be playing
their deciding game at the same time?
It all thankfully, worked out!
(My personal favorite? The tiny
Baskin Robbins scoop hat...