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

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  1. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

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    Oh Wow - that looks amazing. Thanks for the tip - you know, about the money AND the fire extinguisher! :rotfl2: I am definitely put THAT on my bucket list for when I plan my West Coast adventure. :thumbsup2

    Great update!
     
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  3. pharmjenn

    pharmjenn Mouseketeer

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    Just found your report and read all 10 pages. I live in the SF area, and actually try to avoid going into the city. But I did have a family meal at the same Dim Sum place a few years ago. I don't remember any fire alarms going off back then!
     
  4. Wicket's Mom

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    The Dim Sum looked so amazing. I just love stuff like that. Plus egg custard. What a great dinner!
     
  5. Captain_Oblivious

    Captain_Oblivious DIS Dad #257

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    Looks like a beautiful drive, north of the city.

    Now look, Koko Head...:rotfl2:

    Unless you're referring to me, of course.


    But where are the burgers?!:rotfl:

    +1:thumbsup2 for trip research.

    When you gotta go, you gotta go.
     
  6. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    That place looks awesome! I'd be really bummed if I weren't just heading over to Epcot for F&W. Now hurry up bellman! Come back with that second cart for our groceries so we can move over to the Beach club!

    I think I'll hit China and Singapore first!

    Glad the boys mastered their chopsticks. At least pods knew there wouldn't be a line at the head!
     
  7. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    That lunch looks crazy good!
     
  8. podsnel

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

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    I'm so happy there was another purpose to the trip, but that is STILL horrible and mega disappointing. I really wonder how some politicians sleep at night...

    LOL- maybe it's a more recent issue- I think I read it in some Yelp reviews. And LUCKY YOU- living there- Northern California is absolutely glorious!

    It was great- but it was lunch, lol!

    Says another man.....:upsidedow

    O.M.G.

    Ohhh....it was amazing.......:worship:
     
  9. rentayenta

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    A+ for food porn girl. I love me some dumplings as well and those egg custard tarts look deadly.
     
  10. Ciyra

    Ciyra First of all, I would like to make one thing quite

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    Loving your trip report!

    I live in central California and go to San Francisco at least 6 times a year and I had never heard about The Musee Mecanique or Yank Sing's dim sum lunch.

    I'm adding both of them to my to do list! Which seems to be a never ending list. There's just too many great little surprises in that city.

    I don't know if you're still in the city, but some of my favorite random bay area things are:
    - Seward Street Slides (more info on yelp, super random, mostly just a fun excuse to explore the Castro)
    - Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda (really weird location for a winery, but amazing view of the city from across the bay)
    - All the little restaurants on Belden Place (It's a tiny alley off of Bush St between Kearny and Montgomery with at least 5 different, all delicious restaurants. At night with all the lights it looks like a scene out of a movie. Great food and a fabulous hidden away atmosphere. )
     
  11. RGirl

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    OMG! You ate at one of my favorite places EVER!!!!:cheer2: Didn't you just love it!!!?????

    Ugh - now that I can't eat stupid gluten, I suppose I will never eat there again. GAH!!!!

    Still hoping to do the Cali trip next summer, but I am looking at furlough (I work for the lovely federal government) starting next week, so we'll see what effect that has! :crazy2:
     
  12. podsnel

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

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    And now I'm replying on my thread to you- it's all Jenny, Jenny, Jenny today....:rotfl:

    All was delicious, and I have to say thanks for noticing the pretty pics- the new and better camera (That was unfortunately wigging out half the time and wouldn't let me use flash when I wanted to) takes much, much clearer pics than my old one. VERY happy with the camera (except for that flas problem, which I have not had since CA, go figure!).


    Thank you!! And no, I am unfortunately NOT still there, but I will be back someday- so glad I could come up with some stuff you haven't done! You will absolutely LOVE Yank Sing- INSANELY delicious....

    And...THE SLIDES!!!!!! :faint: I had them on my list, but we never made it- I just KNEW they looked like fun! I mentioned them MONTHS ago to the tour guide we used, and he was not familiar with them, but said he would figure it out- but I believe he forgot, and I did not speak up about it during the tour because we were doing other things. But now, reading your comment, I am so bummed we didn't go!! I thought me boys would have loved it- oh well. I think we saw so much else with him (Holgar), and I could not figure out how to get there on my own, so we didn't. I will make note of the winery and restaurants for another time- when my hubby and I come back (which I know we will, because that city even impressed Pods, it is just so stunning! Lucky you, 6x a year! :worship:


    That really STINKS- I hope you are not on un-planned vacation for too long. pixiedust:
     
  13. dizneeat

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    Wow! That is some SERIOUS food! LOVE all the photos and I made a note of the place, so when we finally make it to California we can pay it a visit. :thumbsup2
     
  14. G'sMaman

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    I'm lovin' your TR so far and it's only the beginning! :love: I can't wait to read what's to come. So happy you enjoyed Yank Sing! It is definitely pricey, but now you are officially a dim sum snob. :goodvibes Some of their dishes are pretty hard to beat. I'm still not sure how they get that soup in those Shanghai dumplings. I also love how adventurous your boys are when it comes to trying new foods. You've taught them well. :thumbsup2
     
  15. lisaviolet

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    I want to tell you how reading this update went. Here are my responses. :rotfl2:




    Well, my dinner is pretty much going to suck now. :rotfl2: I'll think I'll have rum for dinner instead. :lmao: :thumbsup2

    Gorgeous shots, Ellen.

    Oh boy, I would love to just pop in there. I have dim sum in walking distance. I should just go count my change. :thumbsup2
     
  16. Beth D

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    That all looks so heavenly! I love asian food, and especially some dumplings! Thank goodness we have a little chinese place in town that makes homemade dumplings! :cool1:
     
  17. scottny

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

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    Yum! Love Dim Sum. I have not had it in a while, NY Chinatown is so small and so crowded.
    That meal looked delicious.
     
  18. toniosmom

    toniosmom AKV, BCV, BLT Owner!

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    Oh my, I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at your dim sum pics! Seriously, though, that redwood forest is absolutely breathtaking! Can't wait to see and read more.

    :flower3:
     
  19. ProudMommyof2

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    Loving your TR-as usual!! We are trying to decide between a West Coast trip and Hawaii for summer of 2015. I love reading about your adventures and getting ideas for some of our own!
    Thanks for sharing!:lovestruc
     
  20. papertraveller

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    Fabulous photos (as usual!!)-- love the moody Golden Gate bridge shot.

    But OMG, the dim sum! I adore that stuff. Suddenly my leftovers aren't looking so appealing for dinner tonight!
     
  21. knewton64

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

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    ....I've got '1700 more hours' ta go;)
    before I leave for the Rose Bowl & my SO CAL Adventure.......



    I am living vicariously thru ya and ......


    well..........


    YA LEFT US HANGING!!!!!:sad:




    Um.......we ALL MISS YA & Hope ya crank dis here bugger back up.

    Hmmmmm.....have u been MONKEE KISSIN' AGAIN??? IS THAT THE REASON 4 THE DELAY??:rotfl2:


    Details!! We wanna details!!:yay:




    P.S. I am now at a 72 pound weight loss!!:cheer2: Details on my ongoing weight loss journey can be found on my SAN FRAN, ROSE BOWL trip report listed below in my signature. (starting on posting #68 forward).:goodvibes


    T.T.F.N.:wave2:
    &
    Cheerrs
     

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