four years ago today [2012.10.18]
having spent the night in a suburban area, i woke up before the sun rose and quietly left. to stay more discreet, i hadn't popped up the top of the camper.. this is one of the times where a plain looking van would've blended in better, though i didn't have any issue. i explored a little of the east side of the bay and then took one of the bridges back west. on my way to san francisco, i stopped at a hobby shop to replace the broken propellor for the model i crashed three days earlier. in san francisco i explored a few of the parks in the middle of the city that had nice panoramic views of the surrounding neighborhoods and city. i never knew these existed and hadn't seen them during my first visit. it was neat to check them out and explore somewhere a bit different than the typical tourist attractions. after seeing a few of them, i headed to a camera shop downtown to check out a used lens before meeting a friend who worked in town. i checked out the event venue where she worked and then we went to the source, a vegetarian restaurant, for dinner. while there, i ordered an elixir, divine guidance, and felt like i was receiving the guidance or inspiration during our great conversation. it was great to see my friend.. it had been years since we'd seen each other before that. i gave her a ride home back across the bay.. she said it was a safe area so i stayed in the camper on the street there (though didn't pop the top). before getting to sleep (and the next morning), i wrote some insights and feelings i was experiencing. it was awesome to feel more aware, present, in the moment, and be able to feel and understand more deeply.