After spending the majority of June living out of my backpack & truck, I was ready for a little down time before hitting the road again:
July 2—Not so much.
I tasted a full 24 hours of rest before doubling-back up north to San Francisco for the first week of July, where I'd spent Independence Day among old friends.
My first impressions of San Francisco were earlier in June, and I have to say: It's fantastic. I like crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in heavy fog, where the upper trusses are completely shrouded from street view. I like the convenience and utility of the BART (public transport was only a half-assed endeavor in Los Angeles), the abundance of art and architecture, and the proximity to wine country. And Chik-Fil-A be damned, because I really like going to a café and being called Darlin' by the waiter and indulging in free coffee.
Aside from a succession of road trips to the Bay Area and back, Sparkpunk had a full agenda, too. Highlights include themed weeks, like Disaster Preparation, Sacred Space, and Not-So-Sacred-Space, and I really enjoyed my Fourth of July (in Ireland, no less) re-post from the old website.
I know last month I promised a big update, and I failed to deliver, and I apologize. Something big is definitely in the works, and I'm in the process of finalizing dates as we speak. Once it's official, I'll make the big announcement here and reveal (a) where I'm going and (b) who I'm partnering with to make it happen.