Perhaps it is unfair for me to post photos from our trip to San Francisco before I finish my posts about Scotland. To be fair, they have similar climates. Both the Fair and the Post Card Swap was a lovely good time. It was awesome meeting all of you and seeing some of you again.
Since tickets to the West Coast are so expensive, we expanded our trip there to also be a vacation. One of my favorite things was participating in the Art Game Labs at SF MOMA. It ends in a few days (Aug. 12th), so if you have even a wee bit of interest, do it!
There are several "games" to choose from, but we went with Dr. Ytterbium G. Bedcannon's adventure. It was loads of fun and although it was a scavenger hunt, it didn't have us running around like crazy people. (Which was good, because we had just walked all the way from the Dogpatch neighborhood to MOMA and we were both very tired.) MOMA has the Art Games hidden a bit inside the Education Center on the 2nd floor. So if you happen to be in the museum for the Cindy Sherman exhibit (which was also good), take some time to participate. You know what is the best part of working hard at a scavenger hunt in the MOMA? Cake!
We went to the rooftop cafe to get some caffeine energy and there was a child in front of us spazzing out about the awesome cake they had displayed. She reached her little nose over the counter and sang "Cake! Cake! Cake!" while the barista was slicing it up for her. We were 5 people deep from the counter and all 5 people were so tempted by this girl's chant for cake that they all bought a slice of cake. We sure as heck joined in.
Being in the same city as Carolee also meant we made some headway on the two collaborative projects we are working on for the Letter Writers Alliance. I am happy to say I can share some small details about the projects. In Fall we are going to release a new line called Aux Post that blurs the lines between reality and fiction in the postal realm. Additionally, during Winter we are going to expand Initiative Response to include I.R. Ops. The Ops is an interactive mail project that is a non-site-specific scavenger hunt, allowing you to earn honors and fancy titles along the way.
With that, I shall leave you with photos of the rest of our adventures. First up is wandering around Golden Gate Park, where we had snacks at the Japanese Tea Gardens.
After the last day of the fair, our friend Wayne kidnapped us so we could see the bridge, the wave organ and the Palace of the Arts, which is all that remains from the 1915 World's Fair.
Photo of Donovan & I by the awesome Wayne Vanderkuil.
Have a lovely weekend all!