November 13 – Cherished Memory #13
Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge
Most of my memories so far have been of things that happened when I was young, but I am happy to say that I am still making cherished memories! This one happened last year when I turned 60. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area my entire life and yet there are still a few things I have not done, I’ve never been in Chinatown, for one.
Our youngest daughter started going to school in Sonoma State and we began making several trips across the Golden Gate Bridge. It occurred to me that I had never walked across the bridge. Thousands of people have come from far and wide to do just that and here it was in my own backyard. I decided that is what I wanted to do for my 60th birthday. I told the family and they, and some friends, came along.
We started off by driving across the bridge to park on the Sausalito side. There was more parking there and after we walked across, we were going to head to Sausalito to have brunch.
Once in the parking lot, we had to begin the adventure with champagne and orange juice. After all, it was my 60th birthday celebration.
And then we started the walk. Even my mom, at 92 years old, walked with us. She had never done it either. She brought along a walker, but other than to rest a bit halfway through, she didn’t really need it.
|And we begin|
|Mom and her walker.|
When we were done with the walk we got in our cars and went to Sausalito and had burgers at the Napa Valley Burger Company.