From Brooks in the Bay Area:
Hi! I’m arranging a meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend,
specifically in the peninsula / south bay.
Date: Sunday, August 9th, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Pioneer Memorial Park (between City Hall and the library) in
If you’re coming via public transit, the easiest way is probably going
to be to get to Caltrain via whatever makes sense in your area (BART to
Millbrae, Muni to 4th and King in San Francisco, VTA Light Rail in San
Jose, etc.) and then go to the Mountain View Caltrain station. It’s
five blocks from the station to the park; there are busses, but it’s
also a nice walk through downtown with lots of shops.
The park has several benches and nice tiny grass hills for putting
picnic blankets on, and lots of shade trees. I will bring my lunch and
some picnic blankets; feel free to eat before you get there, pack a
lunch if you’d like, stop by the Mountain View Farmers Market (9am –
1pm, at the train station parking lot) and get something from one of the
many vendors that sell tasty ready-to-eat things, or get something from
one of the many downtown restaurants.
The public restrooms at the library are unfortunately closed on Sundays,
but there is a cafe on the same block that is open, and all the downtown
restaurants have restrooms. I believe all the sidewalks in the park are
accessible for wheelchairs and the like.
I’m not sure exactly where in the park I’ll be sitting, but it’s a small
park and I’ll be somewhere visible from the central circle. I’m a
medium-height guy with shoulder-length brown hair, and I have a
patchwork pink/purple/orange/blue/yellow shirt that … well, I’m still
not at all sure what I think of it, but it’s certainly distinctive, so I
shall plan to wear that.
Feel free to email me at brooks dot moses at dpdx dot net if you have
Have a great time.