Friday, May 18, 2012

Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair

"Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." - Rumi

We're not just going to San Francisco. We're moving there. #officialannouncement
No, silly, not the one in California. This SF is worlds away and the only one this family would consider moving to. We've never lived in any place that people openly admit to liking or is considered a "destination". Why not continue the trend? I guess that means that we're maintaining our reputation and I doubt we'll ever be widely known for anything, good, bad or indifferent. Still, I can't resist a good Rumi line.
Last month, we rented a car and spent the day in San Francisco identifying neighborhoods we might want to move to. The pictures are what you would expect to be taken from a car window whilst sitting between two children. Be forgiving and you'll get the idea. Our future hometown:

A quiet part of downtown SF.
I can't tell if "Tu Closet" is a clothing store or a place for naked gun-wielders. Check back later.
Small family plots behind homes keep cows and vegetables.
Max joined a pick-up game of basketball with some local boys. That's our sweet rental in the background.

In the meantime, Zora (the shortest one in the distance) and Leticia bought us all water.
Forget the unpopular paradise in the sky, we tasted this stuff. Good find, Leticia.
San Francisco de Macoris is the home of the Giants. Josh is stoked.
We ambled by a bunch of impromptu firemen training. It's something to do.
A bunch of lawyers were playing ball. Talk in the bleachers was hilarious and totally inappropriate for a family blog.
We will not want for cheap empanadas or diarrhea.
Basketball is a popular pastime it seems.
I can get beautiful by a guy named Frank.
And we will be called Francomacorisanos. V. nice.


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  2. So excited you've found a place to "call home". I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Oregon and I'm excited to read about all the shenanigans (sp?) that will take place in San Fran!

    1. Thanks, Andrea! I'm excited to read about your upcoming adventures!