Due to the incident of 2022, Karl has been an archenemy of my family. So, Fleet Week returned to San Francisco this year, and I wished Karl had spared some generosity to us all. The result was the success of half. The weather was perfect for Friday and Saturday, but my plan was on Sunday. The weather on Sunday was somewhat cloudy but not like the total gloom of the last year.
The program was a little different from my expectations based on past experience. The movement of the F35B was way more fascinating than that in my memory. The F35B was the only aircraft that could stay at a low altitude. The pilot might feel some obligation that made crowds pleasant.
Blue Angles were the highlight of the show, but they only showed some split deployments, probably due to Karl's last obstinacy.
This was well ahead of Xi's visit, yet I found the streets of San Francisco remarkably clean. It was evident that they were taking some action, at the very least. For instance, I noticed many portalets along the downtown street; that's a tangible sign of execution and effort. Let's define the kindness of the city by the accessibility to public restrooms: isn't it way better than Manhattan? I sincerely hope to witness more enhancements in my beloved city.