Friday, September 24, 2004

At last! The promised picture!

Robin the Frisco kid
Originally uploaded by athens2004blog.

Yes folks, here's the picture that you've all been waiting for (well, at least 3 or 4 of you). It's Robin in San Francisco! Yes, there he is, trying to catch a tram to take him to the shop where you can buy flowers to put in your hair (or feathers).

My fiance was out there with work on a quick trip which involved flying to Sacramento too (a 19 minute flight from San Fran!). She didn't get too much time to look around either city, but with us both having been to San Fran in the last few months (particularly keen long-term readers may remember my trip) we'd quite like to go back for a proper holiday having had a taste of what looks like an amazing city.

Robin liked it too. Since he's got back he keeps cheeping things like 'far out' and 'dude' and 'cosmic'. He's currently sitting in his room with some joss sticks listening to The Grateful Dead. I'm sure it's just a phase...

STOP PRESS: Dawn has written a comment to this post saying that the picture doesn't show a tram, but a trolley car. Apologies - rings a bell now you say it. I believe tram is the word we use for trolley car over here. If anyone who's familiar with the culture on both sides of the Atlantic does know of a difference between a trolley car and a tram, speak now or forever hold your peace...!


Dawn said...

Kit I hate to correct you, but that's not a tram but one of San Francisco's world (although maybe not) famous Trolley cars. Those in the know know of a certain rice dish commercial that used them as a main subject. Does it matter? No. I'm just glad we got to see the picture. Now where is one with Robyn? Mum can you tell us when it will happen?

Anonymous said...

Hi - Mum here - well, I am not entirely sure what those two love birds got up to (Robin/Robyn, or do I mean Kit and his fiancee?) The Robins spent a fair bit of Saturday together - perhaps its a case of "watch this space" and on Sunday, after a good trad lunch of roast beef/Yorkshire pudding/home grown veg, Robyn had to say goodbye to Robin. Aaahhh

Anonymous said...

Ah, what a treat. I just returned from a lovely holiday in Toronto and Pelee Island (in Lake Erie) to find not one... not two... but THREE new Robin pics!

When you do make it back to SF, be sure to visit Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiradelli Square. They're all very touristy, but worth the time. As for the trolley car/tram, I'm fairly sure there's no difference but in the name.

Cathy from NJ :)