I have had several comments lately from Mimi, Aunt Sherry, Carol from the convention, Ms Wanda and Hoddy and Jeff who I met recently near Ventura and San Fran. Thank you all! I am glad to see that strangers are checking out the blog and learning about Williams Syndrome, that is the reason for the trip, to help people who have never heard of Williams Syndrome understand a little bit about it.
I heard everyone in the US is only 3 people away from knowing anyone else in the US, including movie stars, the president, just anyone. Yes, WS is rare, about 1 in 8,000 but when you look at the statistics, I am guessing everyone is only 1-2 people away from knowing someone with WS and maybe the family of the WS person does not even know it.
Their personalities and smiles are amazing. Just look at the video that I posted recently, thanks to Jerry Mills for creating and the WSA for the pics in it and sharing it on fb.
So today I rode from San Leandro to the subway that took us (Hitch and I) to San Fran. Hitch did not like the train (subway, whatever you want to call it). She kept jumping out of the box and running around. She has never done that before! OK, she has never been in the trailer on a train either. I met Jeff on the train to San Fran. I am glad to say he pulled up the blog, read about WS and commented. Thank you Jeff and thank you for telling others on the train the reason for the ride.
After riding around for a bit and crossing over the Golden Gate I went up to Stinson Beach. (GG should be on everyone’s bucket list!) Stayed there for a while and then rode back south to Sausalito and stayed with Mark, a warm showers host. Thank you Mark!
Today I came up to not the biggest hill I had to climb but the steepest! For the first time, I had to get off the bike and walk it up the hill for what seemed like forever but probs only 2 miles.
I heard today 2 new friends I met on the trip are having surgery in the next couple weeks. Praying for success and quick recoveries.
Subway to San Fran 7.16
Took the light rail to San Fran then rode through San Fran to get to the bridge. Thanks for checking out the blog Jeff for the comment! Met him on the train.
The ride into San Fran! 7.16.
Little foggy on the Golden Gate 7.16. Really Awesome!
Love this bridge
Redwood trees 7.16, still 300 more miles or so to the Redwood National Forest. Cant wait!