29 April 2011

miss mcconkie comes to town

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i think ambience of the above pictures (from the sea of galilee) typify the way i feel about my friend sara. our souls are knit, and i love her as my own soul (see 1 samuel 18:1). this girl is one of the finest humans i have ever come in contact with, and she has enriched my life so stinking much. we’ve been in 7 countries and 7 states together and have had so, so, so many laughs and adventures. there’s no one quite like miss mcconkie – she is one in a million.

and in a few weeks she won’t be miss mcconkie anymore – sara’s tying the knot on may 20. i am jumping-out-of-my-skin excited for her wedding, but insisted on a visit from her to have a few last days with my single lady. it didn’t look very promising for her to be able to get out here before the big day, but a few weeks ago she surprised me by emailing me a flight itinerary in and out of san francisco. ahhhhh i was thrilled. i planned quite the three days for her trip and we had such a great time.

on saturday night: we had a ike’s place picnic at treasure island and talked for hoursIMG_3182

on easter sunday: (remembering 4 years ago in jerusalem) we went to a sunrise service at mt. davidson in the mist, the choral eucharist at grace cathedral and then to church – we had a picnic back at mt. davidson when we could actually see the view and then walked around the marina and along the bay to my favourite pier at sunset

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on monday: we saw the new hearts in union square and took a walking tour in chinatown (and peeked in a fortune cookie factory!) – kelsey showed us a secret rooftop in north beach and we popped by lombard st – we walked down haight street to the park and the botanical gardens and sat in a field of wildflowers in the sun – that night we ate at yummy burma superstar

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on tuesday: we biked across the golden gate bridge – meandered in the sunshine in sausalito – took the ferry back – freaked out at the glorious weather - loved the samples and lunch in the warmth at the ferry building – drove to the airport commenting on the perfection of the trip

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once on a roadtrip i was asked “if you had to spend 24 hours in a locked room with someone, who would you choose?” and i said sara. i got about 70 hours with her this week and it was (to use a phrase we heard lots in india) soooooo super.

5 comments :

  1. love this. love you. love sara.

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  2. It's so weird... that photo with Hoight Tower in the background actually reminded me of Jerusalem. Look at it... with all that white?!

    Great post as usual!!!!

    XOXO-Aja

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  3. I found your blog in a round-about-the internet way and wanted you to know that your posts are a bright spot in my day!!

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  4. She definitely seemed like a doll! I hope I get to see some wedding pictures soon! I'm curious to see what kind of a dress she picked out!

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