Now I don’t recommend taking apart your barbecue; it’s hot and dangerous, and there are almost no user-serviceable parts inside.
Still, if you can get it apart just enough to get access to some open flame with a skewer and a marshmallow, then you can treat some cute brunette to s’mores in the city. She’ll like that.
After a night of chocolate and ghost stories, we’re more than ready to spend a day in the park with some urchins.
We’ve seen the de Young Museum’s Chihuly exhibit already, but sharing it with kids is like seeing it through different eyes.
Next time we’re here, the Academy of Sciences will be open. That’ll be fun.
After the museum, we head out into the wild and dangerous park. I barely get fifty feet before I’m attacked by monkeys.
Right about now, they’re wondering if the lake is just decorative, or if you’re allowed to play in it.
As it turns out, playing in the lake is encouraged.
There are other boats about. The urchins tell us they’ve seen the folks in this boat before. They’re scurvy pirates all three, and not to be trusted.
They’re getting closer, so we dodge them, escaping under the stone bridge we saw earlier. As we emerge on the other side, though… Aaaaah!
With an evil grin, they hook onto our boat, using the kids’ energy for their own evil propulsive purpose. It’s a pretty good idea really.
And if pirates and monkeys weren’t enough, we find gigantic and dangerous creatures at every turn.
Somehow we survive, making it back to the relative safety of our base camp.
Random assertion: It’s unclear how fire, chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers found each other, but I’m glad they did.