Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
THE ART OF VACATION
Wandering around The Mission in San Francisco I was struck by how pretty it is. No dull gray city stuff here. The Mission is named after Mission Delores, which was founded in 1776 and is the oldest building in SF. Mission Delores in featured in the Hitchcock movie Vertigo (one of my favorite) The area was been the home to Hispanic people for forever. It's easy to get to on BART (19th and 24th street stations). Go, if you ever visit SF.
There's art everywhere.....
In a short ally off of 24th street are these wonderful murals.
left side and right side
Do you look up when walking?
The day after my birthday, I got kidnapped and taken to the Oakland Museum . It was the tail end of the annual Day of the Dead instillation. It's been happening for years.
The museum has stickers that are a pointing finger that says "OK" which means you can touch whatever the finger is pointing at.
as you can see the two Child Brides sat in it. I swear we did not share notes on dressing alike.
Hope you enjoyed my vacation photos. Tomorrow is the return of Weird Doll Wednesday.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
MORE BIRTHDAY VACATION FUN
Where did I leave off? Sunset on Wednesday. Thursday was Double Birthday Day (mine was on Friday)
Friday, SIL and I went to SF (I know, twice in 3 days). She wanted me to help her shop for new clothes. Shopping AKA fun.
I had to take these photos. Store front in Maiden Lane
On Saturday, I got kidnapped......
Of course, I bought myself birthday presents!
Next time, there's all sorts of art to show you. It's everywhere.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
or how the heck did I get 2 vacations this fall.
My sister-in-law (SIL) called me and invited us to come out for two weeks while her husband was out of town on a business trip. The Doctor didn't want to go, but I did. It was my birthday present.
The airport send off in Jacksonville. My flight got to Oakland at midnight AKA 3am my time! That was along day.
SIL and I hung out with friends, eating and talking, talking, talking in her backyard (it was warm for November).
Every Sunday evening there's an event down the street at the North Berkeley BART station called Off The Grid.
As you can see by the sign, it's a food truck event. About 8-9 food trucks park around the parking lot and it turns into the coolest food court in town. It's family friendly and there's live music. We went twice and the trucks were different each time. Off the Grid happens all the time at different locations .
Yummy, cupcakes. My SIL looks so much like The Doctor in this photo.
One day I took a walk from the house to downtown, it takes maybe 15 minutes. Because I took tons of photos, I'll have another posts about all the different restaurants.
This is the library. It's from the 1920's and has an arts and craft style
These panels go around the building. A lot of the public building in Berkeley are in the arts and craft style.
I took 2 trips to San Francisco. The first was with "cousin" Neil, my friend of 30+ years.
We drove over the new Bay Bridge. The old span is being torn down from both ends.
Who's says you can't find cheap, good eats in SF? Pizza by the slice at The Pizza Shop on 24th St in the Mission. 4 slices, 2 drinks for $18.
Speaking of the Mission, I took tons of photos there, too. Those deserve a post of their own. ( I'm dragging this out LOL)
After all that city fun, we went to the beach.
If you keep going, you hit China.
That's vacation 2, post 1. I'll probably be don't a couple more. After all, I was there for 2 weeks and a double birthday party happen. Until next time.....
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