The adventure of a lifetime
Flew into San Francisco on Friday. Spent the past two days extensively exploring the city. Seriously, I felt like an explorer. Every sight was new, every corner held surprises, and the city gradually showed itself to me. The weather was unreal, in the low 60s with sun both days. I actually got a bit of a burn. The transition from winter in the Midwest to the weather in the Bay is rough on the burn, but boy does it warm the heart. I saw vibrant green for the first time since September! I was beside myself these past two days. I even had to warn my friends that I would probably be too giddy and enthusiastic to completely handle. It turned out to be true for sure.
Though I didn’t do anything physically baseball related while I was here, I did get to see something that has significance for the sport. That something was Joe DiMaggio’s childhood home. I’m actually not sure if it was the correct spot, but I checked out 2028/2026 & 2047 Taylor St. in the North Beach neighborhood. It was cool how many of the other sights I saw in the city were packed with other tourists, but Joe’s house was inconspicuous. Super cool.
Another cool thing I experienced was a performance by the one and only Lone Sound Ranger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfql_K03yJ4
He plays a bunch of different instruments all at once through these wild contraptions he made himself. This dude is the real deal. Somebody who brings value into the world, doing something that excites him, and just being a bawse in general. I was inspired. A couple days ago I was feeling down. Winter had worn my patience thin and I wasn’t very excited to face the days. Even with my dream it can be hard occasionally. However, a weekend like this in a place that feels like paradise recharged my enthusiasm for life and the smile to my face. I head back to the Midwest tomorrow with wind in my sails, wind that will build my arm back up and take me across the Pacific. Next time I see that ocean I will be flying over it to Australia 🙂