Hi, Lee. Katie McGowan from Rock Crazy back again. My friend, Annie Peterson, from Rock Bound is from the Bay Area. She lived in East Oakland. Her great-grandmother was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Oakland (as was our author) and the family settled there. Annie talked about how it was always cooler on the Penninsula than it was over in Oakland and how pretty it was when you were in the hills and you could see the lights of The City sparkling beneath you. She loved going down to Fisherman’s Wharf for seafood and then going over to Ghirardelli Square for chocolate later. Kitschy tourist stuff, but she didn’t care. She misses the cable cars and Stinson Beach and Muir Woods. Someday, I’d like to see it. She says she even walked across the Golden Gate once. But she didn’t spend any time in Palo Alto. By the way—how’s Tugger?
Rock Crazy by Rochelle Weber, October, 2011, http://tinyurl.com/RockCrazy