Sunday, November 29, 2009

San Francisco Auto Show

Today the kids and I went to the San Francisco International Auto Show with one of my long-time friends, Frank. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. Frank has always been an automobile enthusiast and this trip to the Auto Show is an annual outing. A couple of years ago Frank opened his own MAACO auto body and painting business in Fremont. He also publishes an interesting blog about cars and his business, which you can read at MAACO Fremont.

Our first stop this morning was brunch at Yerba Buena Gardens on top of the Moscone Center. The kids were fascinated by the fact that we were standing on top of the auto show, and they could see the people entering down below through the skylights.

The show seemed very well attended, as you can see from the crowds.  I always enjoy looking at all the new cars at the auto show, but when I take kids – especially kids like H & K – I have to pay a lot of attention to keeping track of them. They dart like flashes from car to car, and want to get inside every unlocked car. Frank suggested at one point that I invest in tracking devices for the kids.

Here's H sitting in the "Bumblebee" car
from the Transformers movie.

Maybe this will be K's car in about 10 years.

After the show we stopped for a snack in a little
bistro near China Town. Frank let the kids play games
on his PDA.