Sunday, July 5, 2009

a lovely afternoon

We attended Fruitvale Presbyterian Church again today, on monteskewed's penultimate Sunday there before he and his family move to France. He preached another great sermon, and used the analogy of the painter he saw painting the new bike lanes along MacArthur to compare to needing to keep looking where you're going to make sure you're heading in the right direction, but you also need to look up to see the big picture sometimes, too.

Loard's Ice Cream

After some socializing and talking with the supply pastor who will be filling in at FVPC, we headed across the street to Loard's for some ice cream. A quick trip down Fruitvale to Home Depot for some supplies, and we were ready for some more lunch. (Yes, we did have dessert first.)

We headed towards downtown, and decided to get some frites at Luka's. K had never been, but I knew they had good frites and a very nice selection of beers.

Because it was such a beautiful day, we decided to go check out the Cathedral of Christ the Light. On the walk over, we spotted cyclists in the 5th Grand Prix of Oakland racing around the streets.

bike racing

We've both wanted to visit the cathedral since its completion, and today was a perfect day for it. We didn't enter the sanctuary because the Spanish mass was in progress, but we walked around and visited the healing garden, and on the recommendation of the woman in the bookstore, visited the mausoleum underneath the cathedral. It's definitely worth checking out.

below the altar

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