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Old 01-14-2013, 02:02 AM   #856
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I am always amazed at how much you squeeze in before you meet up with each of us. I mean between the time I dropped you off at the GCH and we met up after your pass you had like a lifetime of pass photos! LOL!

You are a master at snapping photos!
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The garden is stunning. Very peaceful.


Glad you got your bacon.
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Lovely pics! That garden is really all I remember of my one trip to San Fransisco back in '79.
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Oooh bacon! I also LOVE bacon in the US - you just can't get it like that in Australia

We spent quite a few hours getting lost (literally) in the Golden Gate Park trying to find the Walt Disney Family Museum (before arriving only to discover it was closed that day ). It was a very pretty place to be lost but that must be a different part you went to. Will have to check that out next time!
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Lovely pics of the Japanese Tea Garden, I love walking through there. It always seem like a magical place. You accomplished quite a bit in your time before the DISmeet.
I love walking through here too. And yes, magical is the word for it.



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Lovely pictures! I have never been in that area. I will have to get there sometime. Love that bridge.
If you have the opportunity, I would highly recommend it. I really do love the Golden Gate Bridge area.



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I am always amazed at how much you squeeze in before you meet up with each of us. I mean between the time I dropped you off at the GCH and we met up after your pass you had like a lifetime of pass photos! LOL!

You are a master at snapping photos!
Thanks! I was actually glad to be able to squeeze in the Japanese Garden this morning. I had hoped that traffic would be kind and that I would be able to enjoy some time in the Park...the Japanese Garden was a pure bonus!


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Lovely pics! That garden is really all I remember of my one trip to San Fransisco back in '79.
Was that the last time you were in San Francisco?? It's probably changed a bit since then.



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Oooh bacon! I also LOVE bacon in the US - you just can't get it like that in Australia

We spent quite a few hours getting lost (literally) in the Golden Gate Park trying to find the Walt Disney Family Museum (before arriving only to discover it was closed that day ). It was a very pretty place to be lost but that must be a different part you went to. Will have to check that out next time!
Did you drive when you were in San Francisco?

It's a rather big park; and there are lots of different sections to it. I could spend 5 days there and not see it all.
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Did you drive when you were in San Francisco?

It's a rather big park; and there are lots of different sections to it. I could spend 5 days there and not see it all.
No we didn't drive, we walked from Fisherman's Wharf to the bridge, then through the park to the Disney museum - wasn't a very good idea

We passed what looked like military housing, police horse stables, a cemetary, and then the little village thing where the Disney museum is. It was pretty, but we would have enjoyed it more if we weren't so concerned about being lost!
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No we didn't drive, we walked from Fisherman's Wharf to the bridge, then through the park to the Disney museum - wasn't a very good idea

We passed what looked like military housing, police horse stables, a cemetary, and then the little village thing where the Disney museum is. It was pretty, but we would have enjoyed it more if we weren't so concerned about being lost!
I think you walked through the Presidio; rather than Golden Gate Park. They are close'ish to each other. The Presidio used to be a military base and is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. And it is very easy to get lost in the Presidio. Except for this visit, I've gotten lost every other time.
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I think you walked through the Presidio; rather than Golden Gate Park. They are close'ish to each other. The Presidio used to be a military base and is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. And it is very easy to get lost in the Presidio. Except for this visit, I've gotten lost every other time.
Oh, that would make sense then
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Poster Gals and Guys of the Lasting Kind - DisMeet #3




When planning for this trip, the one thing that was the highest priority on my must-do list was to meet up with as many of my Dis friends as possible. Afterall, there were about 4 or 5 of us that hang out on a thread and aside from myself and franandaj, most of the others lived in Northern California.

Usnuzuloose and I had already met in Monterey last year. It was really great to be able to spend more 3D time with her.






ACDSNY and I had been poster gals of the lasting kind for a while. It was to be our first face time together.






mvf-m11c is a regular poster on the Disneyland section of the boards and has one of the most viewed TRs on this section. Hes been hanging out with us for a while as well. I was looking forward to putting a face to the on-screen persona.






My Three Amigos all lived in the same region in NorCal. Would you believe that this is the FIRST time they'd DisMet as well?






When we arranged this DisMeet, there was really only one place for us to meet up. You may have already spotted it already.....






The Museum is located at 104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio and is the brainchild of Diane Disney-Miller. Diane is the first daughter of Walt and Lilian.

Why is it in San Francisco? Well, it turns out that Diane lives in NorCal and most of her archives are stored in a warehouse at the Presidio. It seemed only logical that she would set up a museum here.






It is a strictly no photography sort of place; so there will be none posted here.


The museum consists of about 9 or 10 gallery rooms absolutely packed to the rafters with memorabilia and mementoes of Walt Disney, the man. As you progress from room to room, you go through the stages of his life and every item in that particular room tells the story of that stage. There are handwritten notes, pictures, visual artefacts, audio recordings....you name it! There were even sketches and cartoons drawn by Walt Disney himself in the early days.


It was a great place for a DisMeet but for one very important fact. This museum is mind-blowingly, gob-smackingly detailed! There is stuff EVERYWHERE! We were all entranced with exploring and reading about the man behind the theme park and that had started the corporation that we barely got much time to chat to each other. Still, it was a great way to spend time in 3D with the link to Disney; that formed the basis of our friendships with each other.


There was one other noteworthy thing from the morning to mention. When we entered in through the reception area, there was a lady greeting some friends in the area. ACDSNY nudged me to point out that the lady was Diane Disney. She was obviously conducting a personal tour of the museum and we did our best to hang around to listen in on the conversation. I didn't catch much of what was being said but she was definitely peppering her tour around the rooms with her personal memories; plus why she had selected the items for display. Seems like what was in the museum was but a drop in the bucket of the stuff the Walt Disney Family Foundation had in storage. Her group moved past us in the second or third room; and I wished that we could have been a Ray-the-firefly on the wall with that group!


It took us about 2 - 3 hours to get through the various galleries. The ones that stood out in my memory are his childhood home, the early Hollywood years, the gallery where the creation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is, the optical projector, the large gallery with the 3D scale model of Disneyland and the final touching room where a number of us were moved to tears.


By this stage, mfv-m11c had to leave. So we headed out to take a final shot of our DisMeet.





My thanks to ACDSNYs DH for taking the shot of the four of us!



And for you NorCal Dis-sers.....here's one of just the 3 of you.






It was another very successful and pleasurable DisMeet! I hope to do it again sometime in the future.





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Crabby Patty #2 – A Lasting Lunch in Sausalito




After we said our goodbyes, the others and I talked about having a bite to eat. We had considered grabbing a bite at the WDFM café but the food there was not what we had in mind for lunch. Turns out that none of us had researched food options around or in the Presidio. The nearest options we knew of for decent food was along Chestnut or Union Street in the Marina district. However, we had car parking to consider and ACDSNY and I knew that parking was going to be a problem for one car; much less two.

So, we headed out in a totally different direction. We headed to an old favourite haunt of mine.






The Seafood Peddler used to be the Cat and Fiddle. It’s located in Sausalito and ACDSNY drove us all there.

It is located on Bridgeway; but away from the tourist section of Sausalito and there was plenty of parking out the front.






Despite the name change, the ambience inside had not.






We ordered drinks; none alcoholic and none that came with umbrellas.






The bread on the table was reasonable.






I ordered the clam chowder, which was rather good.






















It was when our meals came out that I experienced Crabby Patty #2.

See…..I was sitting at the end of the table.






And I really wanted to take pictures of the food…..Dungeness Crab was in season and a couple of us ordered the salad.






I got up to take a picture; only to be ‘singled out’ by one of the waiters. Maybe I should have asked or have been a bit more discreet; and I don’t remember what he said……but I did feel a little put out by it. There is definitely been something about me taking crab pictures this trip that attracts bad karma!



A couple of us ordered the Dungeness Crab (patty) burger. Definitely crabby….and Oh So Good!












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Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay, Sausalito




We weren’t near the dock where the majority of the floating homes of Sausalito were moored but there were a couple of house boats sittin’ down the dock just where the restaurant was.






And as we were right there, we decided to do a short walk down and take a look.






There were a number of homes on the water here…..






….and this one was for sale.






It gave us something to speculate and contemplate as we walked down the pier.






Yes, you saw right. That’s the Taj Mahal floating home right at the end of this pier.






I believe that this used to be a Bed and Breakfast……but it’s now back as a private residence.






Pity! Might have been interesting to spend a night here.



We took a look at the hills of Sausalito. I’ve always liked the hilly-ness of this area!






It was a very calming and tranquil view; just sittin' on the dock of the bay in Sausalito.






By this stage, it was time to head back. The NorCals needed to trek on home and still had a couple of hours driving ahead of them.





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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!
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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?
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