Very early this morning my sweetheart and I are leaving - heading south - for a long-planned, seemed like only a dream, vacation. We are going where I left my heart! San Francisco - 'where little cable climb halfway to the stars'. I did leave my heart there many years ago. I attended a small college in the City By The Bay and when I left it seemed as if part of my heart was there forever.
Twenty years ago my alma mater sold the campus in the heart of the city and built a lovely new campus in northern California. Until last year I assumed I would never step foot on my former campus again. But this year we are having a San Francisco Campus Reunion! On August 8th my sweetheart and I will join many other former students to tour the campus, share a chapel service together in the old chapel and dinner in the dining room where we spent so many of the hours of our youth. The following day many of us will attend a tailgate barbecue and the San Francisco Giants baseball game. It doesn't seem possible that all the planning and hoping and wishing and emails back and forth to my best friend from those days has come to this - we are heading south today! It's here! It's finally here!!
Along the way we will stop and spend a bit of time with my sweetheart's cousin and then a surprise stop with family that I can't share just incase someone peeks in here. Monday my sweetheart and I will arrive in San Francisco for two days of adventure together before my best and dearest friend from college days and her hubby join us. We have reservations and tickets and plans and maps and schedules. Oh my! I can't wait.
My computer access while I'm away may be limited but I will try to stop by and let you know a bit of our 'doings'. You can count on my camera working overtime! My heart will be gathering all the memories and special new adventures to share with you when we return. And when I leave the City this time I know the piece of my heart that has been there all these years will stay behind - for another day. And 'high on a hill [when] it calls to me' I will return again.