We met at the same cafe that we'd been meeting all weekend for our morning coffee. A gentlemen sitting beside us picked up on Rogey's pleasant demeanor and asked us all where we were from and chatted for a bit. We slowly finished breakfast and made plans for our last day together as our plane didn't leave until that evening. Brandy and I went back to our hotel to grab our bags, check out then met Rogey at his room to store our things.
It was warm, the sun was shining but we weren't up for walking so we hailed a cab and rode down to the geographical center of SF, a colorful and inviting neighborhood known as the Castro. We strolled up and down the streets visiting the little shops and cafes.
|We had to stop for a photo of...|
|Brandy and Rogey in front of Brandy Ho's|
The current store owner told us a bit about the history of the store, the filming of the movie, the bronze plaques out front and the shop today.
|Front door of Harvey Milk's camera shop|
If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it. Sean Penn does a fantastic job as "MILK" .
We hopped across the street to Castro Tarts for coffee and a bite to eat. Then we wandered around some more and did some shopping before calling it quits. We were tired so hailing another cab we headed back to the hotel to fetch our things. We chatted for a bit more and sadly said our goodbyes to Rogey with promises to see him again. It was still early but I don't like big cities and with nothing more to see in SF it was good to be going home. Brandy and I walked down to the Powell Street Station and boarded the BART back to the Oakland Airport to relax and wait for our departure time.
It was a great weekend, good to meet everyone in Alameda for Sunday brunch and make new friends. Thank you Rogey for making the lay over in San Francisco, it was a pleasure to...... laugh with you.