Scott Birthday and going away

Another one of our friends is moving away from the Bay Area.  That makes the third family in the past year.  Jamie and his family up to Portland in order to buy a house since the market is berserk here; Sam and his family down to Orange County due to work relocation and now Scott and his family to Japan, also in order to be able to buy a house, escape monthly rent hell and to improve the conditions necessary for good family life.  

Devil’s Slide Ride 2015

It is Monday morning so I’m backdating this post to Saturday which was a day worth posting about.  My neighbor and I participated in Parca’s Devil’s Slide Ride previously known as Giro di Pacifica.  We did the mountain bike course which was his first mountain biking ride in Pacifica after I finally convinced him to get a bike.  It was  a beautiful day.

Strava link to my ride:

After the ride we went to Devil’s Slide Tap Room for a few beers.  I had the Anderson Valley Boont Barl which was a fantastic beer.  I only wish I would have looked in my swag bag for the ride because there was a 10% off coupon for the brewery!  

SF Chamber of Commerce – Super Bowl planning networking


I joined my colleague for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Super Bowl planning committee networking event. It was fun and made me reminisce about my days in all the various country commerce chambers in Saigon.

When I first arrived in San Francisco I visited the chamber to see if they might be able to help me with my job search. That was 9 years ago and this is the first event of theirs I’ve attended since then.