The weekend started with a slight dilema. On Friday night I was surfing //bayarea.com looking for things to do on Saturday. I stumbled upon a blog notice saying that Ms. Lauryn Hill was playing the //Catalyst on Saturday!
For those who don’t know, the Catalyst is a nice small place in downtown Santa Cruz. I’ve seen several concerts there, including Maria McKee, the Lemonheads, and Pearl Jam. The combination of a good performers and a small venue is always exciting. The problem: we needed to get up early for the AIDS Walk in San Francisco.
Farrah and I went back and forth on the problem, but ended up not going to see Lauryn Hill. It looks like it may have been a good decision according to a //review of the concert. But it would have been nice to see a good performer in a small venue.
The AIDS Walk was a trek for someone who doesn’t walk long distances, like me! The day started early with the bus taking off at 8:15 am sharp from Mountain View. It was cloudy when we hit Golden Gate Park, but the sun broke out by the time we started the walk at 10:45 am.
It took a while to get out of the starting gate, but once we hit the 1/4 mile mark the crowd started to thin a little. The walk lasted two and a half hours, with Farrah and I stopping at 2 of the 3 rest areas. Two things I learned from the walk: (1) I’m out of shape, and (2) there’s Bison in Golden Gate Park!
By the way, it’s not too late to donate on behalf of Farrah or I. To do so: