On this day I would like to thank all of our active duty military and and all veterans who have served in our Armed Forces.
You chose to answer the call. Your commitment to freedom and your courage and sacrifices have brought the blessings of liberty to the people of the United States of America. Most of the world will never know liberty and freedom like we know it.
It may not be possible for our gratitude to match the enormity of your gifts to us. We are grateful that you stand between us and those who would do us harm. We appreciate you giving our children a hopeful future. And we pay tribute to those who offered their lives in defense of our freedom.
A view of San Francisco National Cemetery located in the Presidio, on Christmas Day, 2005 in the rain. Minolta Dimage 7Hi @ ISO 100, 28mm eq., f/4.5, 1/45 sec.
So what if you could take a long weekend, fly free to San Francisco, take pictures of scenic locations there, then also go to Muir Woods and Yosemite to explore the photographic opportunities? What if someone bought you your plane ticket? Would you think that life is being too good to you and sooner or later the odds would have to even out? Me too. Here’s hoping that it takes a while for my luck to catch up with me.
I met Mary in Cincinnati on Thursday night and we flew out to SF together. Friday, we ran some errands and then went to Muir Woods National Monument . Saturday was Yosemite. Sunday was more errands and then tourist locations around SF, including Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. And on Monday, I flew home.
There is a really good overlook in SF called Twin Peaks . On a clear day like we had, you can see quite a bit. I played around with my point and shoot and took several panorama sequences.