California Dreamin'-A 14 Day Odyssey to San Fran,Yosemite & DL! 8/2013 COMPLETE!1/9!!

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  1. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    Your anniversary dinner looked amazing. We like to find fun places like that to eat at when we travel. But I think I would have had some sarcastic remarks to say to that woman. Yes, the older I get things just pop out of my mouth that I know shouldn't be said, but, what can I say. I don't like rude people. ;)

    What a wonderful Farmer's Market. That looks like a fun time and I would love to see it. And the flowers were beautiful.

    Looking forward to the next leg of your journey!
     
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  3. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Yes, that is exactly right! It was incredible for all the senses there- truly a spectacular market.

    I see you're new here....:rotfl:

    Yes, I guess we all have- food porn is where it's at, Man!:thumbsup2


    I posted my link on your page today- no missing me now!

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    Pretty sure!

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  4. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Yea...that Drea...she so funny!:rotfl2:
     
  5. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

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    You are making a long weekend in SF keep moving up my priority list! I love a good farmer's market and that one looks amazing!


    Jill in CO
     
  6. Beth D

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    Duck, or lamb? :lmao: I just came over from your other TR, so that made me laugh out loud!

    That dinner looked fantastic, as well as that market! How great! The tiny one we have in town has more old ladies selling crochet doilies than any truly good stuff. I almost never go.

    Can't wait to see how the rest of the trip plays out!
     
  7. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    No relation. :rolleyes1

    Looks like you both had an amazing anniversary dinner, and I'm so glad it was such a great evening! The atmostphere in the restaurant looked really nice. And we all know how rare it is to get a date night!
     
  8. RGirl

    RGirl Change Is Good

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    Hi Ellen!

    Wow - the “happy hour” food offerings at your hotel are just phenomenal - really enough for dinner, which is so cool.

    So jealous that you went to Boulevard! I wish I had been a little more into doing special things for myself when I lived in SF (and was making the big private-law-firm money - what the HECK was I thinking????).

    Mrs. Snotty Stuck-Up and Oblivious to any other humans Snotterson sounds freakin’ awesome though! :woohoo: :rolleyes: So glad that the actual restaurant staff were just as they should be - you know, like humans! :thumbsup2

    The cucumber gimlet sounds divine - I’m SO glad you were finally ordering a cocktail again - it had been FAR too long!!! :scared1:

    GAH - your meal is killing me!!! So amazing! So special! Someday when I am 100 years old and my child is grown….. :rotfl2:

    Ugh - the farmers’ market - how amazing! Mmm - the pic of the cowgirl creamery cheese is making me hungry…..

    Mmm - waffles….

    The ferry building actually just sprang back to life (reopened) when I lived in SF. Pretty sure a lot of this amazing stuff was not even available then. Thinking we may need to spend some serious time there this summer. :thumbsup2

    OMG! So excited for Yosemite! I was loving SF so much I forgot that there were other destinations! :laughing:
     
  9. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    The tour looked like a lot of fun.
    Happy Belated Birthday.
    The park during the Segway tour was gorgeous.
    I can assure you the Parisians we met in Paris were nicer than most Americans I meet but I do hate rude people no matter where they are.
    That food looked delicious.
    MMM waffles.
    All caught up.
     
  10. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    OMG. All of the food from the Boulevard all the way to the Farmer's Market fare the next day looks AH-mazing!
     
  11. rndmr2

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    I just got caught up on your latest updates. You got so many great pictures. Love the Segway tour ones, that did look like a nice tour.

    That is a great Farmers market they have there, so many choices.
     
  12. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    I hope you have been having an amazing time on your WDW/DCL vacay. I hope the flight cancellations haven't affected you guys and everything clears up before you need to get home. Not sure how long you're gone for! :grouphug: on the weather when you get home. I hear it's not pretty. Well, it's pretty, just not the sort of thing you want to deal with after a fabulous time in warm paradise!

    pixiedust:
     
  13. knewton64

    knewton64 - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -

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    do some Monkee - kissin while there -:lmao:








    T.T.F.N.:goodvibes
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    Cheers Y'all
     
  14. GiantsNiners11

    GiantsNiners11 DVC Pro

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    I'm jealous!! I wish I could go right now. Thanks for posting your TR! Reading all these reports today has really helped get my disney fix in. :banana:
     
  15. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Hi everyone! Just wanted to say we had an incredible time on the Fantasy! We did ok coming home- a bit delayed etc, but nothing awful, considering what it could have been. I will be starting a tr, but things are very hectic right now, so please be patient! I really miss updating, and I am looking forward to doing so as soon as I can! Happy and healthy 2014 to all- xoxoxo
     
  16. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    OOOOhhhh we want to hear about this one too! Although I'm sure the last one was awesome and you have an Alaska trip planned now too! I'm jealous! :rolleyes1
     
  17. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    I'm glad you didn't have horrid delays, some folks had some nightmares!

    send out a bat signal when you get it started pretty please :goodvibes
     
  18. MAGICFOR2

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    Welcome Home, Ellen! Try to stay warm and I look forward to your TR! :hyper:
     
  19. RGirl

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    Welcome back!
     
  20. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    We had a little more to see before we made the jump off to Yosemite- there was a park (another SF park! There are sooo many!) called Land's End that we wanted to see- so over to the Sea Cliff neighborhood we went, parking in front of a really cool house just outside the park entrance.

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    We all grabbed half of a porchetta sammy from the farmer's mkt that morning, and ate while we walked-

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    Yummmm....it was soooo good, that sandwich.....

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    We were starting at the Eagle's point end of the trail, and the views were spectacular! The hike also had some edge-of-the-cliff stuff that my men seem to love-

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    Lots of cypress trees up there, too- they are so graceful-

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    The trail goes inland, too-

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    Everyone enjoyed this hike- we definitely recommend!

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    My kids' favorite part- UGH.

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    They did keep their distance, though.

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    One more pic of my hubby's butt-

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    We could have kept going, there was a lot more of the trail along the water- but we headed in and back after about 45 minutes or so. There is a golf course here, and there are hawks (or eagles?) flying above-

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    Cont'd next post-


     
  21. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    I just take too many photos- I could have finished this TR 2 months ago if I just would have taken less pics!

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    Such a gorgeous city! I can't wait to see Vancouver this summer before our Alaska cruise- that looks incredibly beautiful as well and I am anxious to see how they compare.

    We walked by the Legion of Honor, where I ran up to take a pic- see, even 5 days is not enough in SF-

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    This is supposed to be another of SF's great art museums. We still had one more stop to make, but we would be driving there- over to the Sutro Baths.

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    The sutro Bath Ruins were once a large swimming pool (in the late 1800s). I was all for hiking down there- but the boys put the kibash on that one!

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    Once again, the climate had changed- it was SO windy here, and really cloudy and cold! There is a restaurant we had wanted to try for lunch here called the Cliff House (another awesome suggestion from G'sMaman), but I couldn't get anyone motivated for a sit down meal, either. So, we would just be looking out and then walking through the museum/gift shop at the baths.

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    We drove a little further, to check out the beach-

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    And then...it was time to say goodbye to the beautiful city by the bay....we were on our way to Yosemite!

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    Up next- a night in Historic Groveland right before they close the 120 into Yosemite....

     

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