Wednesday, December 9, 2009

re: Happy Highways

I turned 31 a few weeks back, and to celebrate this year we all went on a magical bus tour of San Francisco!



Determined to make our highways happy, we drove everyone to various parts of the city, armed them with maps and suggestions of sites to see, and let them explore. I also made sure to issue challenging challenges at each stop (ala Miranda July).

I got this idea because I know Brad. And Brad owns a bus. Not just any bus - a big, white, beautiful school bus. He also owns a tiny broom and an awesome blue uniform.



So, I assembled this good looking bunch of people:



And we were off to explore the city!









We stopped in Chinatown and ate fresh fortune cookies from the factory there (each of the custom-made cookies contained dire fortunes for anyone unlucky enough to not get back to the bus on time). We ate sandwiches together and were instructed to propose to one another under tacky wedding gazebos. And, we ate birthday cake in the park with a beautiful view of the city. Adventure!

Nobody even got (too) bus-sick, so I think the whole thing was a raging success.

10 comments:

hi! i'm katie. said...

i'm commenting on derek's hair- and beardcut in the photograph with my hand at his face. awesome. happy highways indeed.

bex said...

I thought you were about to slap him because of some off-color comment that he made (like always)

Meredith Whitney said...

YOU. ARE. AMAZING. Happy Birthday. And I Miss You. KInda like crazy.

bex said...

Mer - this birthday would have only been better if you had been handing out candy to all of the passengers and making friends with local pimps.

stewart and james said...

so so cute!

Yummy Mommy Mia and Daddy Al said...

You are awesome!
Happy Birthday!

bex said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

k8 said...

every time i read your blog i can't decide if i want to BE you or just be around for your adventures. probably both.

elsa bags said...

jealous! that looked like sooo much fun.

Bek said...

i really wish i coulda been there. and i like the romantic shot of you and your dude. you're the coolest.