Our evening with Dr. Dave was wonderful!! We wanted to check out the SF dance/party scene and left the site up to him. What he recommended for us was a private launch party for the Rojas Agency in the Redwood Room at the Clift Hotel. He gave us a link to the organizer’s website so we could add our names to the guest list. Dr Dave met us at the BART station as we had agreed. Before we went to the party he took us on a guided walk around South San Francisco Bay, near Oyster Point. It was a great introduction to the area and gave us time to get acquainted with him and get an overview of the Bay area. He has several walk routes with differing levels of difficulty, depending on how active his clients are. We chose a relatively level walk around the bay. Since he’s lived in SF a number of years he knows the history, sights and people of San Francisco inside and out, so it was a walking history lesson for us. After dinner we headed out to the party. One of the great things about an evening with Dr Dave is that he provides door to door service. His car is only a year or two old so it is very comfortable. When we arrived at the Clift Hotel Dr Dave dropped us at the door while he parked. The line for the event had a hundred or more people in it and it appeared that the wait would be over an hour, although we were on the guest list. This is where booking with Dr Dave paid off! We were waiting in line when he got back from parking his car. He saw us at the end of the line, motioned for us to come to the front of the line and we were inside within 45 seconds! His contacts saved us a long, chilly wait in line. Once we were inside Dr Dave gave us an overview of the venue and the event. We walked around the room while he gave us the history of the Redwood Room. He then left us to enjoy the event, checking back periodically to make sure that we didn’t need anything. It was a perfect introduction to the San Francisco scene. The crowd was glamorous and the people-watching was worth the price of the tour. Take his tour – you’ll love it!!
Roger and Diane were the most FABULOUS people for my Inaugural Vayable experience :-) . They were interested / informed / indomitable, which is no small thing, as they are what might be called "permanent travelers" :-) . Because of wise planning in earlier years, in a time when the US was a much nicer place, they now spend their retirement years traveling all over the country in a nicely-appointed / comfortable / spacious motor home, and the rest of the time touring the globe. Consequently, any positive comment from them is quite meaningful. In that context, I must relate Roger's remark after he, Diane and I left a very smokin' event at the Clift Hotel for the opening of the Rojas Model & Advertising Agency: "This was everything you said it would be, plus a LOT more, and, for us, I think, as foreign an experience as when we spent time with the Naxi people in a remote mountainous region of China - altho the scenery was pretty good in both places, albeit of a different sort". What more can one say :-) ??? They were GREAT, and I would happily do any experience with them in a minute :-D.