I am truly enjoying being back on airbnb and welcoming such a great diverse group of guests. It is energizing and rewarding to share and view the city anew. Whether for business or for pleasure, returning or visiting SF for the first time, it is a rewarding experience to meet such a great group of unique human beings.
On Saturday 04/18/15, finished cleaning the attic - big spring cleaning project for 2015. Besides the 500lbs of paper & old records taken to be shredded and recycled, I was amazed at the 'treasures' found in the nooks and crannies of the 1892 attic.
Medieval swords and weaponry, iron and gilded candelabras, old prints of Jon Snow (as a child), Brienne of Tarth (in full armor) and Daenerys Targaryen (or is it Cersei Lannister?). Take a peek at the added pictures of the transforming Game of Thrones dining room. (LED Candles and Tapestries are on the way…)
We listen to our guest recommendations and continue to improve the place to met our guests needs.
I have recently started restoring and painting (with oils). I have always look at the garden as a canvas, now I get to do with paint instead of with plants. (So far I end-up with more paint on me than the canvas!)
University of Connecticut (UCONN) for learning, NYC for playing and California for career, work and residing.
Music, theater traveling and a dog name Rocky for keeping in touch with basic feelings and unconditional love.
Favorite quotes all the ones related with 'history repeats itself'!
Love to travel, beginning to experiment with travel that requires walking, (even between countries) small cities, like the 'walk to Santiago de Compostela from France to Northern Spain and similar walks! (Different way to explore a country and its people!) It is great to explore, get lost, walk and try all the places that make a city or neighborhood alive. (But make sure you have your IPhone or other smart phone with you, just in case. :)
San Francisco is the most European of all cities in the United States. You will enjoy it as much as I have for the past 30+ years.
The city is going through great changes that have people arguing the pros and cons of these changes. Regardless of which position you espouse, the city is alive with energy that is catching and revitalizing.
A city is only as dynamic as its people, and the tech revolution with its infusion of young adults have positively influenced San Francisco in wondrous ways. For example, biking in San Francisco has nearly doubled since 2006 with protected bike lanes and closure of major portions Market Street to allow for bike and public transportation traffic. (Plans are on the way to complete the San Francisco-to-Oakland Bay Bridge path way.)
Restaurants and cafes? We could write volumes about the explosion of such...