Finishing in Fairfax
Trip Start Mar 12, 2012
57Trip End Jul 10, 2012
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The next day I went to the Marin County Fair. It was similar to our country fairs, but obviously, with less country stuff. They had a big fairground, although hardly any rides allowed single riders, boo hoo. The bit I liked the most was the farm section
They also had exhibitions of the fair competitions, for stuff like art, photography, crafting. Some were quite good. Then I met up with my aunt who had been volunteering, and we went to the concert for that night. The band was Steel Pulse, a reggae group from the UK. I'd never heard of them, but Mum says they're quite well known. They were really good though, and got a huge crowd. The locals in Marin are quite hippyish, and they loved them! After the performance, they had such fireworks, which were lovely, and then it was back home.
Of course the next day was the 4th July! I said to my English friend that morning that I probably shouldn't wish him Happy 4th as it's really a good thing for the English! However, my cousin took me with her to a 'block party' of her friends, which was fun, and everyone was really lovely. We had a nice big BBQ and then went to watch the fireworks from a hilltop in the evening.
Soon it was my last day there, and I had to go into San Fran to run some errands. I decided as my last touristy thing there I would ride the cable car. I had to wait about 45 minutes for an emptyish one to come along. But when it did, I got to go right at the front and hang off the side! The best spot! It was so much fun, racing up and down the hills with the wind in my hair! Haha. And then I got off, and the driver didn't as me for any fare! Excellent, free ride! I stopped and looked at Lombard Street (the really curly one with lots of flowers), then caught the bus back to Fairfax to pack for my flight!