Thursday, February 11, 2010

to borrow from John McPhee

I really needed a Californian.

Our 1st grandson was born about 1 month ago and we (being the grandparents we are) traveled to San Francisco to help our son and daughter in law make that transition from not-being-a-parent to parenthood. You know where you don't get to sleep any more. What a fun place to watch your new grandson. They live on top of one of the famed SF hills and there are outcrops all over the place. I have become lazy with the Colorado Plateau outcrops where the story is somewhat easily interpreted. Not so in SF! Pretty much made little sense to me. So, went to a book store and started researching. That and geotripper's posts sure helped. Thanks!

Most of the pictures taken were of people holding a baby. I will try and find one with people holding a baby next to a rock and post it.

5 comments:

Kim said...

Congratulations on becoming a grandfather!

Callan Bentley said...

Indeed --- Congratulations to you & your family. Clyde Wahrhaftig wrote a cool book about the geology accessible on SF's public transportation system (Dr. Wahrhaftig didn't drive). Check it out, and ENJOY!

Lockwood said...

Congratulations! Grandbaby and rocks at the same time... your cup must be flowething over!

I need to coordinate between you and Callan to figure out what wedges we're going to do when. Thanks for volunteering.

Also, I've called a flash wedge... easy and quick.

hoe said...

CONGRATULATION sincerely

Garry Hayes said...

Congratulations! San Francisco geology confuses me too! Check out Andrew Alden's stuff at About.com geology. He lives in the Oakland hills somewhere...

Enjoy your stay (and the young new one)!