Continuing on, again, with Wendi s San Francisco travelogue:
After leaving Pete and Blessing, we had a little time before our next meeting. So, KDcat and I explored San Francisco a bit. We saw the largest rainbow flag we've ever seen, experienced the steep hills (much steeper than the ones in Pittsburgh), and checked out an overview spot called Twin Peaks. Our San Francisco host taught us later that evening about how to "curb" your car and always apply the parking brake (which is necessary in a place with such steep hills).
Later we met up with Shivie and Cemaaj, who heard we'd be in town and invited us to visit them for a raw meal? in their home. Wow, what a delicious and beautiful meal we were served! Shivie and Cemaaj are gentle, loving people with a true gift for preparing and serving gourmet raw foods. We were honored to be invited to visit with them and loved them both instantly. They were a lot of fun getting to know, and very generous (sending raw foods with us before we left to eat and share with our San Franciso host). Cemaaj is also a gifted musician and taught KDcat some rhythms on the djembe African drum, which she quickly learned and enjoyed very much! Cemaaj is a gifted teacher and great with kids. It was fun watching him ease her into the instrument, which she now says she'd love to own and practice on!
We're looking forward to spending time with them again, and most of all having Jim meet them, too. So many wonderful people we're meeting as we cross the country!! While there, Shivie prepared a special dressing recipe for our Makin' It Monday video series, so everyone is in for a treat when that's shared on the blog. [Note from Jim:? Yes, I'm sure that WILL be a treat. For now, here's a VERY short clip Wendi took of some of the raw foods they enjoyed during that visit!!]?
Once again, we d love to thank our generous trip snack sponsor, Natural Zing, for helping us to make this possible on our budget!