One of my reasons for wanting to go to San Francisco was nostalgia for Glide Church. It used to be Glide Memorial Methodist Church, then Glide Memorial Church and now it seems to be just Glide Church. Going there is quite an experience. I got there early so I could have a good seat for the second service and ended up being at the first service. The big treat was seeing the Reverand Cecil Williams. He is 86 and has been minister there for over 50 years. They have no order of service and no hymnals, though words of songs are projected on a screen. I could go on and on about Glide, and the solid commitment they have to those on the margins of society. They serve 3 meals a day--every day--and it amounts to over 2,000 meals. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, they have a dinner catered by high end restaurants, with white tablecloths and the whole deal of a nice meal. I just love it. They are also active in LGBT and transgender support, substance abuse support and other ways to serve their neighborhood, the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.
After church, I went down to Fisherman's Wharf and to a meet-up group,SF Sketchers. We sketched in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Museum. I enjoyed the group and made a couple of sketches. The first is of a model of a pilot schooner. The "California" was built as a yacht in 1924, but worked as a bay pilot from 1931 to 1973.
I also sketched a real boat that is on display and was in a wreck. The front part looks pretty good, but it is demolished at the back. I only got to the front part;
It was fun, and we went out for coffee after and everyone shared their sketches. About 20 of us participated.
I walked back to the hotel and, along the way, I saw some fun wind sock guys on a roof::
It's pretty windy there and I think they have a lot of fun dancing. I wish I had taken a video. I got a couples of slices of pizza and settled in for my last night at the Royal Pacific Inn.