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Monday, June 25, 2018

Remembering a Day of Parade

SF Pride 2018
11-Second Video Clip

We awoke to temperatures which were a bit cooler, in the 20C, but there was not even the tiniest bit of cloud. So we went down from our hotel to watch the San Francisco Pride Parade under blue skies. Already thousands of people were lining the streets. It was about 10:40 and we arrived before the opening Dykes on Bikes roared by this part of Market Street.

SF Pride Parade 2018
SF Pride Parade 2018
SF Pride Parade 2018

We kept watching and watching as the various organizations arrived. Perhaps as a response to corporate sponsorship, the smaller groups and individual organizations came first. The entire parade was enormously long and the large software and hardware companies of the Bay area came.

SF Pride Parade 2018
SF Pride Parade 2018

We were a bit determined to stay through all the parade entries. I think there were about 260 and we didn't see the sweepers at the end until after four o'clock. We'd not eaten lunch! I had sunburn on my arms. It was definitely worth saying we witnessed the actual 2018 parade and crowds!

We head home this afternoon. We will need to check out of the hotel at noon. Then, we can have lunch and take BART to the airport before 2:00 PM.


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