I'm back home from my trip to the Bay area...it was a good trip! The work part went well, I was able to spend time with my best friend, and enjoy the holiday trappings of one of the best cities in the world.
Here's a shocker about my trip: not once did I eat at Grubstake! On my first night, I went by Opera Plaza where Bear works; we stopped by his place so he could change clothes. We walked toward Mission/4th to eat at Mel's Diner. After that we went to Lone Star for a beer. We were out on the patio and it started to sprinkle. We left there and went to Hole in the Wall (a bar I prefer over Lone Star) for a second beer. We ran into an acquaintance of Bear's; this man is awfully cute. I felt a little embarrassed because I felt myself flirting with him. He later checked me out on Growlr and I left him a message that said "Hey! You're that cute guy I met at Hole in the Wall!" We've been exchanging messages. Like I said...cute guy.
The next night, Bear came to the hotel and from there we walked down Market to the Embarcadero. We ate at Gott's Roadside, which is inside the Ferry Building. I think it would have been a better lunch spot than dinner spot but it was good. We then roamed around the Embarcadero Plaza, ending up at the movie theater. We saw "Shame" with Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. More on that another time. After the movie we walked back to the hotel where we talked for a while before Bear took off for home.
Growlr played a small role in my trip, mostly being contacted by the following men. Being "new meat" has its advantages! I was slated to meet the last guy but cancelled because I wanted to spend some "alone" time in the city. As you can see, the men are a variety of types. I'll share the others as well as the more "private" pictures another time.