A girl, a boy, a big rock, an old tree, and a faraway city…

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On our last day in the Bay Area, I took Mollie, my daughter, her boyfriend and my wife, to another of my favorite places from back in the day.

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This is Indian Rock… I know, it is amazing that in the Bay Area, right near Berkeley, the center of the liberal, politically correct universe, that they haven’t changed it to ‘Native American Rock’… but they haven’t… yet.

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This rock does have grinding holes for acorns, and was used by the Native Americans… but I’m pretty sure they didn’t carve the stairs.

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This was always a fun place to go. When I was little, my friends and I would scramble all over the rocks. Later, it was a great place to bring a date to watch the sunset.

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Now, it has been discovered by the tourists, and worse, the yuppies. It is too crowded at sunset. I did tell a funny story once, on this blog, about how that impacted the spreading of my best friend’s ashes, but you would have to go back and search for that post.

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Go ahead… we will wait for you…

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You can see why, with these views of the bay and San Francisco, that this is a popular sunset spot.

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And you don’t have to drive as far up into the hills as my usual photo spot.

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Mollie… don’t lean back…

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Here is the old tree I promised in the title, a stately oak.

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The thing… (hey, thing, how have you been?)… about oak trees is that, if the acorn falls into a crack in a rock, the roots will do some marvelous gymnastics to find earth and water. The tree almost becomes one with the rock.

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Okay, I have a few more pictures of this place, some sunsets, a few random pictures of stuff, and then some shots I took as we drove out of town. Then we are done with this latest Bay Area adventure!

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5 Responses to A girl, a boy, a big rock, an old tree, and a faraway city…

  1. chris jensen says:

    Touching old man…

    i have a similar story, speaking of those old hangouts,

    i cook my breakfast sitting in the expo developed area of the ciy,

    as child we play be the wooded waters edge…

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