When I got to work this morning the street was blocked off and the 5-0 started arriving in drones (above). Upon further investigation (i.e. seeing sharpshooters on the highest balcony on SoMa, below), I discovered some exciting news….our commander-in-chief was in town and was going to pass right by!!
We all waited around for awhile...
...and played with speech bubble signs leftover from Eunice's wedding....
...and then! A crazy motorcade drove by with about a hundred cops and Mr. President himself! So exciting!!
In Makena we hiked through a lava field to get a black sand beach. Although the trail was pretty flat, it was torturous on my feet - I mean, this is what the "trail" looked like (ouch!):
It reminded me of Mordor - totally desolate and forboding (fine, mock me for my science fiction ways).
Of course, when we got there, it was totally gorgeous.
Hawaii was fantastic....to be perfectly honest, I am a little bummed to be back in SF (it's cold! and there are no mai tai's!). Highlights of my trip included snorkeling (sea turtles!) and grilled opakapaka at Paia Fish Market:
Reading The Time Traveler's Wife on the beach:
Hiking a lava field:
and the aforementioned Pina Colada: