Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Robb's niece Jenny took this photo after Robb's doctor's visit yesterday. More on that in a later posting. For now, we'll say that Robb really likes this doctor, and that he feels he has a much better understanding of his condition. Also, he feels very hopeful.
On Sunday, Barbara, Jenny, Robb and I went into San Francisco. We had considered a boat tour, but the weather was so uneven. Instead, we went to the Ferry Terminal for lunch.
Following that, we went down to Pier 39 to visit the California sea lions. They were being obligingly amusing (both adorable and rowdy and despite the drizzle, we enjoyed gawking at them.
When we lived in Baltimore, I always loved going down the the National Aquarium to watch the seals and sea lions swim around, but this is so much better, as they are not captive, but rather are going about their lives, seemingly oblivious to all the urban bustle around them.
This was a good outing for Robb. Mostly flat terrain, plenty of places to sit down, and the delightful company of his family.
As the rain showed no sign of abating, we continued on to Crissy Field, where we enjoyed views of the San Francisco Bay while eating soup and drinking warm drinks.
The women-folk went for a stroll on the beach, and Robb took the opportunity to stretch out in the car. I feel guilty about abandoning him like this, but he assures me that he really appreciates the chance to lay down and rest.
Jenny did the manditory East-Coaster-Touches-The-Ocean thing, and we watched a group of people inflate a gigantic kite that we were told they were going to fly behind their catamaran. I'm always amazed at the variety of variations on kite-flying and boating that we see around here. This one was new to me. Just look at the size of that orange kite!