Adventures with Barb and Jim

Barb and Jim are Bruce’s sister and brother-in-law, who live in Belmont south of SF, and are very much aunt and uncle to our kids. You might say Barb started the Guyot-west side of the family, moving out to California fresh out of college, soon to be followed by Bruce’s folks, for health reasons. It’s always fun to get together with them, tour some new place, and end up with a game of ‘Oh Hell!’

On June 13, they stopped by the rig for a reunion and to get a bit of the flavor of the RV life, then we went off to dinner in Sausalito. Barb found The Horizon, a long-established landmark right on San Francisco Bay. The staid, Italianate architecture outside gave way to some rather amazing woodwork inside. An ex-yacht club, crafted in the fifties or sixties, with spar-varnished redwood, curvilinear banquettes swept through the different levels of dining, providing a cozy retro-sixties atmosphere.

In comfortable conviviality, we dined, caught up, and gazed out at the spectacular view of the bay with many sailboats rounding Angel Island and some even docking at The Horizon for dinner.

Gorgeous backlit fog loomed, then tumbled over the hills above the town, but on this evening, it dissipated half-way down, leaving the ships and shore in sparkling sunlight.

Afterward, we strolled down to the park, to enjoy the jazz concert and the crowds it drew.
Further along, we found another bay-view restaurant where we had dessert and watched a makeshift party boat churn unsteadily toward the concert on shore.

A Coastguard cutter appeared to be stationed just at the edge of the more serious waters of the bay, separating pleasure safely from commerce. While we watched huge freighters out of Oakland, probably on their way to China.

Jim had had a rough day at the office, we were having a good day, and as you can see, we just had too much fun.

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