There isn’t a Sunday Streets I’ve participated in that I haven’t loved. There’s something special, interesting, unique and wonderful about each one. It might be the people of that neighborhood, the murals, the graffiti, the parks, the architecture, the restaurants, the music, the vistas or the combination of all of the above. As for SS GGPark/GreatHwy, I love the incredible park we’ve been gifted, the open space, the scenic park and ocean vistas, the fresh air and the variety of people——from inline and quad skaters, lindy hop dancers, low riders, kids on scooters, skateboarders and believe it or not, the endangered Peregrine Falcon I saw. 🙂
This was my 3rd endangered Peregrine falcon sighting in 2 years! They are drawn to me or me to them like bubbles to my bubble bike. 🙂
However, even with all of that wonderfulness, that day, I got the unfortunate news that my friend Wilma had been put into an induced coma due to smoke inhalation from a fire in her apartment building. There wasn’t anything I could do since she was in the ICU (and has been since). I tried to make the best of it but she was definitely on my mind and I appreciated my day of SS even more thinking of the fragility of life and how very blessed we are for every bubbly moment. I decided to dedicate this SS to her, so I blew a wish for her speedy recovery into the 2 gallons of bubble juice I was carrying. Throughout the day, I multiplied that wish into millions of bubble wishes spread all over SS and SF. I ended up doing 41 miles that day so I might have produced billions of bubble wishes! Here’s a pic of my friend Wilma. 🙂 Keep fighting darlin.
It was a pretty fabulous day. The skaters attempted a world record breaker of the most quads in a continuous line for a certain distance and the most number of both quads and inlines in a serpentine formation. They made the record the previous year but missed taking the lead this year by just a few wheels. 2013 skaters!!!
Watch the video below for a taste of the skating and record-attempting fun. 🙂
And this little puppy was having a good time.
And so was this little girl and her twin sisters. 🙂
And watch the video below to see how much fun they had chasing and catching up with me!
And this was a fun musical group called “Please Do Not Fight.” Unfortunately from the news posted on their site, they seem to be parting ways. 🙁 For what it’s worth, you guys were amazing that day and a pretty significant contribution to my smiling face. pleasedonotfight.com
I headed back through the park and visited some friends like Kim Skipper who is the queen bee of the Skipping Movement iskip.com and The Skipping Movement on Facebook.
And super-duper dance-skater extraordinaire, Colleen at 6th Avenue, aka Skatin’ Place.
I think you can tell from my smile, it was an exceptional day.