The Walking Weekend

The weekend started with a slight dilema.  On Friday night I was surfing //bayarea.com looking for things to do on Saturday.  I stumbled upon a blog notice saying that Ms. Lauryn Hill was playing the //Catalyst on Saturday!

For those who don’t know, the Catalyst is a nice small place in downtown Santa Cruz.  I’ve seen several concerts there, including Maria McKee, the Lemonheads, and Pearl Jam.  The combination of a good performers and a small venue is always exciting.  The problem: we needed to get up early for the AIDS Walk in San Francisco.

Farrah and I went back and forth on the problem, but ended up not going to see Lauryn Hill.  It looks like it may have been a good decision according to a //review of the concert.  But it would have been nice to see a good performer in a small venue.

The AIDS Walk was a trek for someone who doesn’t walk long distances, like me!  The day started early with the bus taking off at 8:15 am sharp from Mountain View.  It was cloudy when we hit Golden Gate Park, but the sun broke out by the time we started the walk at 10:45 am.

It took a while to get out of the starting gate, but once we hit the 1/4 mile mark the crowd started to thin a little.  The walk lasted two and a half hours, with Farrah and I stopping at 2 of the 3 rest areas.  Two things I learned from the walk: (1) I’m out of shape, and (2) there’s Bison in Golden Gate Park!

By the way, it’s not too late to donate on behalf of Farrah or I.  To do so:

//Click here to donate for Farrah.
//Click here to donate for me.

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