June 28

San Francisco Gay Pride 2009

Toby and I head up to the city to join the Gay Pride festivites this year. Plus we needed to escape the sweltering heat of Menlo Park. It was cooler in the city along the parade route but perfect for this festival (mid to upper 70s). There seemed to be much more people at this year's festival maybe people came to escape the heat. We watched a portion of the parade before heading to the festival grounds by the civic center. After herding with the crowds we were in and quickly got lunch and sat by the lawn in front of City Hall. We soaked in the sun, listen to music and mostly just people watched before heading home.

  • Colorful balloons adorn the top of one of the floats.

  • Wells Fargo Bank's colorful float.

  • A costumed singer on one of the floats.

  • Looking down the crowded parade route on Market Street.

  • Kaiser Permanente's large float and blue ballon contingency.

  • Proud members of the Crunch Fitness float.

  • Members of the crunch fitness float.

  • Toby and Alan at the Civic Center.

  • Posing on a fence... nice arrows.

  • The crowd soak in the sun at the Civic Center.

  • People and faces at this year's pride.