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The Giants Win the World Series
We live just two blocks from the Giants Stadium. So with just one innings left, Lisa and I headed down to the at&t Stadium to be there when the team won the World Series. The place quickly filled up with a 1,000 odd people. Being San Francisco there was usual the eclectic mix of people, including some hard core, very happy, mostly drunk Giants fans.  
Obama’s Motorcade Shuts Down San Francisco
I left work early on Tuesday to get home in time for an early evening conference call. As we exited 101, we knew something interesting was going on. There were close to a 100 police motorbikes on a side street near by. If we’d been ten minutes later, we’d have got stuck behind President Obama who had just landed at SFO . Fortunately, we weren’t stuck behind his motorcade and I was able to get some cool photos as he went past.  
San Francisco Fleet Week 2009
Fleet Week comes to San Francisco once a year and this was my third chance to check it out. In fact, I’d been looking forward to it for quite some time because it’s a great chance to take some really cool photos. On Saturday we found a prime location at Aquatic Park with Kevin & Vivien from work. The weather was a little weird -- typical SF!  
San Francisco’s Nuclear Missile Battery
On Saturday , after months of trying, we finally visited the SF-88L which is one of the only remaining Nike Missile Batteries in the United States. I say finally because it’s only open the first Saturday of each month and we’d kept finding ourselves double booked for almost a year! SF-88L is one of 280 such sites around the country that housed missiles designed to protect the US from airborne attacks during the cold war. What I didn’t realise was that these are nuclear missiles, five times more powerful than the bomb used at Hiroshima ! The theory was that destroying nuclear missiles inbound to the US would save the country, even if millions would die from the radiation caused by these missiles!  
Excitement on 3rd Street
Living on one of the main roads into the center of San Francisco is always full of excitement. Over the last few years I’ve only had to move 10 feet from the coach to grab some interesting photos. Late last month, our morning was disturbed by Police sirens. That’s not particularly unusual when you live in a city but when you hear them on their loud speakers it worth looking outside.  

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