- The ‘Fleet Week’ and the marines, San Francisco #2
San Francisco, where everybody says ‘absolutely’ or ‘of course’ in reply to your ‘thank you very much’, where everybody has the greatest white teeth I’ve ever seen, where everything is so well packed and gluten free but more importantly where everybody is very very friendly.
Peregrinations, cooking, getting lost are my everyday program. Meeting people too.
I had the chance to be in town during the ‘Fleet Week’.
Since 1981, SF celebrates America’s sea services. Parade of ships, million of visitors, lots of roads closed in North Beach and Italian restaurants who put tables in the middle of the street, customers could eat while looking at the planes parading and twirl above their head. I ended up in a bar in the middle of the afternoon, an intitution in this Italian area, the bar packed with people drinking beer with the marines.
So yes, ladies, they really come to town and celebrate, take pictures and share beers with the girls, and so I did too 🙂
Massive park and very ‘peace and love’ festival… Bluegrass is a subgenre of country music having its roots in Irish, Scottish and traditionnal English music. Flowers in girls’ hair, no alcohol, smell of marijuana and very happy people.
I’ll be back very soon with a recipe and probably a few pics of SF 😉 x