By Levi Clancy for לוי on
Thursday, 5th July — Erbil, Doha
Sitting there at the airport in Erbil while waiting for my flight check-in, it felt nice to have a little money. It did not really fluster me to buy a juice and a pastry. But for so much of my life, that type of thing would have really set me back. It would have been unaffordable.
"Do you feel like you don't belong anymore?" asked Mehmet about visiting America, a week or so earlier. My answer had been emphatic: "No!" Actually, it was before moving to Erbil that I had not felt like I belonged in America. But now, returning with money to spend, it finally felt like I belonged. Gone were the days
Friday, 6th July — Los Angeles
Saturday, 7th July — Oakland
Sunday, 8th July — San Francisco
Maria recommended we buy a day pass. It was a nightmare on the phone.
Monday, 9th July — San Francisco
Tuesday, 10th July — Drive to Los Angeles
My father arrived around 8am on the 11th, driving down since midnight or so from Oakland.
Wednesday, 11th July — ??
What did we do the 11th? We took it easy. I think some of them went to Disneyland. But then some of us stayed behind. Everyone was kind of wrecked. Honestly, I cannot remember.
Thursday, 12th July — Visit to Venice
Friday, 13th July — Los Angeles
Saturday, 14th July — Reunion
Sunday, 15th July — Drive to Oakland
Monday, 16th July — Oakland to Sebastopol
Tuesday, 17th July — Sebastopol
Wednesday, 18th July — Sebastopol
We went around the Sonoma coast.
Thursday, 19th July — San Francisco
I went to San Francisco in the morning, then to Los Angeles at midnight.
Friday, 20th July — Los Angeles
Saturday, 21st July — Los Angeles
Sunday, 22nd July — Los Angeles
Seeing Jon Countess was the main thing. When getting back, my goal was to finish getting ready.