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Old 01-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #871
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Woo hoo my internet stayed up long enough to finally get to see the pics tonight. I really enjoyed our DISmeet day and as always your pics are lovely.

Tomorrow night we'll be at the local crab feed so we're keeping the crabby going.
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Nice to see your latest update.

I was glad that I was able to meet you, Angela and Usnuz at the WDFM. It would have been nice to take pictures inside the museum but it was nice to take it outside.

Nice to hear that you had a good lunch that day.

Very nice update.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #873
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It looks like you all had a wonderful day. I wish I could have joined you!
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Awesome! I hate my photo But always happy to see you!


Let me know if you want me to take your picture down.



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What a fun day!
It was a very fun day. Our conversation pretty much started off from where we left off on the Dis.



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Aww I'm a bit sad that you weren't able to share any photos from the museum. But I'll get back there one day and see for myself! Sounds like you all had a great time

And boo for the crabbies!
Zanzibar - there are pictures on the internet on the inside of the museum (reporters taking pictures when it first opened in 2009) but it does not do it any justice. It really has to be seen to be believed. There is just so much memorabilia everywhere!!



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Great update! Love having faces to out with names.


The crabby patty looks so good. What's the brain child behind bringing the soup in a boat and then pouring it in the bowl I wonder?
I can only say that by the time they were done, the soup was a little less hot. I would have preferred it to be hot-hot myself; but that's me.



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Woo hoo my internet stayed up long enough to finally get to see the pics tonight. I really enjoyed our DISmeet day and as always your pics are lovely.

Tomorrow night we'll be at the local crab feed so we're keeping the crabby going.
Hope you didn't experience Crabby Patty!!!

(Was the crab good??? )



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Nice to see your latest update.

I was glad that I was able to meet you, Angela and Usnuz at the WDFM. It would have been nice to take pictures inside the museum but it was nice to take it outside.

Nice to hear that you had a good lunch that day.

Very nice update.
Thanks Bret. We must do another DisMeet someday. Would have liked a longer chat with you.



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It looks like you all had a wonderful day. I wish I could have joined you!
I wish the same too.
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I'm a hot hot soup person too.
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I'm a hot hot soup person too.
Me too. You can definitely come to dinner at my place!
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Taking the Right Fork for a change - Castillo de San Joachin




As ACDSNY drove back over the bridge, I took time to reflect on that iconic icon of San Francisco.






It had been a while since I've taken time out to just look at the bridge and given how close I was, I figured that there was no time like the present.

So, after I said goodbye to ACDSNY and Usnuz, I hopped back in my car and made my way through the labyrinth of the Presidio.



For those of you that dont know, I am blessed and cursed with a swiss cheese elephant memory. When things are rock solid, I never forget. But there are occasional holes some quite large in that necktop computer of mine.

There is one area that I have yet to hit a hole in the memory banks&&.and that area is remembrance of roads previously travelled. DH and I had spent 30 minutes or so driving rings around the Presidio in 2005; and that was even with us having a map to navigate our way! We kept missing the turn-offs and ended up circling round and round in order to get to our destination.


So it was....that when I drove from the Walt Disney Family Museum, I remembered my way around. I'd learnt that in order to get where I needed to get to I had to always take the right fork.

My destination?

My favourite end of that bridge. Fort Point.






Fort Point is the southern side of the Bay and the fort located here was originally called the Castillo de San Joachin. In 2005, when we were here, the Castillo was opened and we spent an afternoon exploring. The next couple of pictures are from that trip.






There even were docents in period costume around the place. (Look at how young my DS was!!!)






Sadly, there would not be a blue sky today; nor was that Fort opened. It was sad to see everything closed up. The National Park Service only opens the Fort on Friday through to Sundays.


But irrespective of what day of the week you are here, the views of the bridge are brilliant. It is most definitely worth a visit.







I've always thought this side of the bridge to be perfect for a closer-up experience.












You might have noticed that it was a pretty overcast day; and there had been that famed fog hanging about on the hills of Sausalito. It was a dark and stormy day.....and it was a sign of the weather to come!






....and it was definitely time for me to move on.




But not before a quick stop at Battery East for a final look at the Bridge....







....and a last look at sunset.







And then it was really time for me to head down the 280 back to Silicon Valley.







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More Cheesy Food Porn




Today’s Happy Hour offering was chicken. I got us some Wings but passed on the Noodle soup.






I hadn't planned on eating the Happy Hour offering; but I did end up having the wings on the plate (and I left the rice). Just as well I had the snack……DH had promised me a dinner for two tonight and had thought he would be finished work early. But this turned out to the latest finish of all the work days he was there.



We eventually made our way to the Cheesecake Factory at Hillsdale Mall. We normally hit the branch at Palo Alto; but the Guitar Centre had also opened up at Hillsdale Mall and DH wanted to check it out.


But dinner first.


I like the house bread offering at the Cheesecake Factory. It is a little sweet for my taste; but that rye bread is one of my favourites when it comes to eating bread in the US.






DH stuck with water; whilst I indulged in a raspberry lemonade.






I couldn't convince DH to try a different starter. He really loves the avocado egg rolls; and we always get a plate to share. Maybe next time we'll try something different.






For the mains, DH ordered the Fish Taco. Soft corn tortillas filled with fish, avocado, tomato, onions and cilantro.






It comes with black beans and rice.







Me? I take a different tack in this restaurant chain. I ask my server what their favourite dish is and then order it (if I haven’t had it before). So.....I ended up with the New Orleans Shrimp.....shrimp, Andouille sausage, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and onions in a mild spicy sauce.






Both mains were very tasty.


We had a little debate of what to have for dessert. Afterall, there really was a decent selection of cheesecakes on offer.
















In the end, we settled on the Mango Key Lime Cheesecake to share. So yum!







We....er...DH had another great night of shopping. He ended up coming home with a practise guitar from the Guitar Centre and whilst I did wonder how we were going to pack it, turns out that DH had done some homework and research before coming to America. That practise guitar, when unpacked out of the box, just managed to fit into his bag.


We finished the night shipping at Old Navy and I really wish that I'd bought some pants there. I umm'ed and ahh'ed about it and thought I'd come back. I never did.

So.....for the Aussies out there reading and lurking......the lesson here is when on holiday and you see something you like, buy what you like when you can wherever you are. Even if you think you might find something else that you could like better!!!







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Your bridge pics are breathtaking!
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Hope you didn't experience Crabby Patty!!!

(Was the crab good??? )
It's been a crabby weekend. We went to the crab feed on Sat. night which was so yummy and then for my Aunt's birthday we went to Leatherbys and had crab sandwiches and ice cream on Sun. night. No crabby pattys.

Love the bridge shots!
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Thank you.

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It's been a crabby weekend. We went to the crab feed on Sat. night which was so yummy and then for my Aunt's birthday we went to Leatherbys and had crab sandwiches and ice cream on Sun. night. No crabby pattys.

Love the bridge shots!

Sounds like the perfect crabby weekend.
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Day 9: NorCal – Around the Santa Cruz Mountains

A calm breakfast service despite the snag





We started the day early with the hot breakfast buffet. It was to be our ritual morning catch up for DH and me.


Every morning, DH would grab the eggs and/or cook some oatmeal.
This morning, I would NOT wonder if bacon would be served. Afterall, we had been served that fatty crunchy goodness yesterday morning and I had no expectations of seeing it being served up for the rest of the week.



There was to be no grumbles from me this morning. I enjoyed breakfast this morning……yes…… even the snag!







The weather forecast for today was not encouraging. We were expecting rain around lunch time and with that knowledge, I decided on an early start to the day. I figured that this morning was my one chance of getting out to my destination.


The snag this morning came courtesy of Life in the fast lane. It was not kind to me. As I started to head out, the traffic update in the car radio told me that there had been an accident down the 101 and traffic was banking back.



A split second decision……..resulted in an unexpected journey and find.


With the 101 out of bounds, I kept calm and made my way across to the 280.



My split second decision? As I was approaching the 280 interchange, I decided to keep going to the Skyline Boulevard.






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Wonderland in Alice




The Skyline Boulevard or California State Route 35 is one of those scenic routes that is just so pleasurable to drive down. It cuts along the ridgeline of the Santa Cruz Mountains and at different points along this drive, you get views of the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley. It isn't a long drive; and without traffic, it would take roughly 1.5 - 2 hours to drive down. For those of you that get car sick, make sure you have your dose of dramamine beforehand.......or bring some sick bags! It can be a windy road.






Aside from the views, you will also be driving through a number of redwood forest reserves. At this time of year, it was an even more beautiful drive as there was plenty of fall foliage on display. There was no doubt about it. I had made a great decision to avoid the major freeways this morning.






Granted, it took me longer to get to my destination than planned but sometimes, life is also about the journey as it is about the destination.

So, when I turned a corner at Sky Londa and saw this place, I knew I had to stop.






I was to find out on returning to Silicon Valley that Alices Restaurant is about the only place worth eating at when on the Skyline. It is a firm favourite of the bikies (both the motor and pedal variety) during the weekend.

As I got out of my car, I noticed that there was a white limo also in the parking area. The driver gave me one of those friendly nods and a cheery smile. I guess I must have had that kind of aura that morning......he then struck up a conversation with me. Turns out he was driving some corporate bigwigs to a love-in around the area. He asked if I intended to eat at Alices and when I responded that I was just after coffee, he recommended that I order the homemade cinnamon coffee cake. With his "you won't regret it" ringing in my ears, I thanked him for the heads up and made my way in.







The promise that Alices Restaurant holds on the outside was matched in spades inside. At least, I thought so. It was wonderfully quaint and delightful on the inside. The sort of place that remind me of all things Americana!

The bar stools were covered with cow hide....







....and the cow hide was repeated in the seats for the table booths.







I guess you could say that the cowboys had been replaced by computer squares.



I chose to sit in the booth closest to the door. As there was only two other people in the place, service was brilliantly prompt and exceedingly friendly. I checked out the menu and it offered the standard breakfast fare, burgers of every description, sandwiches and even Texas BBQ.



Mindful of the chauffer's recommendation, I ordered the cinnamon coffee cake......







....and decided to have the Hot Apple Cider to accompany the cake instead of coffee.







The random acts of kindness by total strangers! That.cake.was.to.die.for! It came warmed up and was soft and delicious and sweet and fragrant and oh so warm!! It was a taste of Wonderland in Alice and the hot apple cider was the perfect drink to have with it.


I couldn't finish the cake; so I got a box to go. It didn't go to waste as DH also got to enjoy a little slice of heaven.



As I walked out and reflected on the surrounds.....




....I realised that this place had become a definite must-do the next time I'm in the area!







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Catching up on your trip report. Very nice photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point.
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Awesome Bridge Photos!

I've heard of that spot, is it in La Honda? That's a great place to stop for food, I was never quite sure where it was but heard about it as an awesome food location.
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