I enjoyed Shawn's tour. Only one drawback, the weather. Such a pity that all the views of the beaches he took me to in Malibu, were totally fogged in. :-( Oh well, can't be helped. We didn't give up. I appreciate how easy it was to keep in contact with Shawn up to the time we met. I highly recommend exchanging phone numbers with your guide, as Vayable is not always on the ball about getting details straight. Anyway, Shawn's a nice person and seems very into showing people around. I had a nice time.
So happy to have the chance to review Marielle's "Slides & Beers" tour. I recently stumbled upon Vayable ( what a great find!!) and though I live here( in the east bay) I had never been to the Castro slides. I thought this would be great fun to see and I asked a new friend of mine ( from Brazil) to come along too. Marielle met us RIGHT on time at our chosen meeting point. Stopped and bought us bottled water and off we went to the slides. That was great fun, even if a tiny bit scary...haha...but I got over that and slide 3 times! From there we hopped on Muni and went over to the Noriega steps. At both stops Marielle was snapping shots of us like a pro with her beautiful camera. I can't wait to see how they turned out. She will send us the finished product. After we finished with the steps we got back on Muni and went to the Beirgarten in the lower Haight. She bought us both our first beer( of course we had more than one ;) The day was wonderful...PERFECT weather. Marielle filled me in on things I didn't know about the slides and the steps. She introduced us to her housemate ( who met us at the beer garden. Hey Ralphie!) and was just so friendly. I now feel like I have a new friend in the City. Some body I'd actually call again just to hang out and have a beer with. She's SUPER. I highly recommend her. Oh ,and please be nice and don't forget to tip your guide. They work hard doing this. It's really appreciated!! Thanks Marielle!!!!