I was born in August, and as a result had mixed feelings about the arrival of my birthday. On the one hand: party, presents, cake! On the other hand: School was right around the corner. As I grew I began to understand that adults (unless they were teachers--and, as I later learned, there was no free time for them either), never had the long, lazy summer vacations that I enjoyed as a boy.
Growing up was always something we kids longed to do, but little did we know that one of the things we'd wave good-bye to, besides hairless skin and being really short, were summer vacations.
I noticed to my horror that in my teenage and college years, when I needed money to use the car and go on dates, my summer vacation would have to be subsumed by my summer job or no dates for me. Then, in my young adulthood when I worked in the corporate world, vacations were scheduled, and usually only lasted a week or so.
As a real estate agent, when work and time off can happen anytime, I learned the value of small vacations, staycations, and keeping my ear to the ground to find interesting things to do on a daily basis no matter how my schedule looked.
So, speaking of that, here are a few fun things that caught my eye. These Bay Area activities will ease our way as we leave August behind and welcome the beginning of September.
TUESDAY AUGUST 30TH
Comedy at the Night Light in Oakland
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31ST
This Changes Everything Book discussion in Oakland
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST
Wild Wildflowers last blooms at the SF Botanical Garden
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND
Last Gasp of Summer Beer Garden in Ghirardelli Square
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD
Art Break Day all over the Bay Area
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH
Twelfth Night: Shakespeare in the Park
I hope you enjoy your transition from Summer to Fall. I'm here to help you find the fun, or a solution to your housing needs, no matter what the season,