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7.30.2013

Garden update

Today we're off to buy some new garden slabs for our backyard.

From iPad

7.28.2013

Wildlife

Almost all recreation areas around the Bay Area have info on wildlife and fauna along the walking trails. They tell about snakes and mountain lions. Never seen any though.

Sunday walk

Sunday walk in East Bay.

7.26.2013

Fort Mason

Fort Mason in the Marina District, San Francisco, CA.

7.25.2013

Nightly activities

Now and then Sarah has to work at night, like when she needs to be online with her clients in China. How she keeps herself awake? Not lots and lots of coffee as what one would expect (she is a tea drinker btw) but with lots and lots of cookie bars. You can tell by the content of the trash can its been a rough night
;-)

From iPad

7.24.2013

Odors of a city within a city

Walking through Chinatown makes you encounter a lot of things, like odors for example. Most of them are pleasurable, but some are not. To me Chinatown smells of food and garbage. The major streets are jam packed with vendors selling everything imaginable, edible or not. The back alleys are jam packed too, as you can see.

7.22.2013

Heading to our house again

On our way to Sausalito. A tropical storm is heading our way, according to the news.

From phone

7.21.2013

Homeworld in HD

This blog isn't about games anymore but I feel obliged to highlight the fact that Gearbox is going to release HD remakes of the RTS golden goodies Homeworld and Homeworld 2 on PC. The company purchased the IP when THQ were sold in the beginning of 2013. Cool.

7.19.2013

Vintage SF

A piece of vintage San Francisco. Green street, North Beach. My favorite neighborhood.

The non-typical SF

This is not the typical SF. This is the gluttonous Fisherman's Wharf. Sadly what many tourists will see (and think they have to see) when they tour The City.

The typical SF

A genuine San Francisco building on Columbus. Style, color and atmosphere that's typical for The City.

7.13.2013

Gondolas? Here?

No folks, it's not Venice. It's Oakland, CA.

Lakeshore Avenue

Some upscale properties on Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA.

Lake Merritt view

The entire downtown Oakland right there.

Lake Merritt

The farthest corner of Lake Merritt with Our Lady of Lourdes Church to the right.

Saturday in Oakland, CA

Downtown Oakland with the old Hill Castle Apartment Hotel in the center of the photo.

Oakland and Lake Merritt

Part of downtown Oakland taken from Lake Merritt.

The city of Oakland

Sarah went to a meeting today in Oakland and I tagged along. The Lake Merritt offers quite a few beautiful views of the city.

7.11.2013

Can't get enuff of 'em!

After a rather confused day we ended up in our favorite pizza restaurant in Marin County: Round Table in Mill Valley. I'm very picky when it comes to pizzas, even pickier than Sarah. But this is da shit. I dream of this pizza for days after we've been here. Just look at this beauty!

From iPad

Bugs?

Perry is worrying about bugs in our garden. Our nutty neighbor is even more worried and thinks he sees termites. C'mon guys, have you ever heard the expression to have bats in the belfry?

From Sarah's iPhone

7.09.2013

Born in 1972

The beauty of a giant.

7.08.2013

SOMA

Yerba Buena Gardens in the SOMA district. I've been eating my lunch hundreds of times in this park when I worked at Third street.

Flights

You all know of the tragic crash at SFO. Scary. But we know the authorities did a great job and still do taking care of victims and relatives and many airlines are waiving their change-ticket fees for all travellers who have to return home while the airport still has excessive delays. Oakland's and San José's airports are used to take care of diverted flights, which normally are due to foggy conditions on the peninsula. Speaking of flights, we have our plane tickets ready for Sweden on the 14th of July but it looks like we have to cancel them. Sarah got a new "summer contract" a few weeks ago and it ends in early August and is worth a lot of money. So it looks like our trip to Sweden has to wait until later.

Photo: The Chronicle

7.06.2013

Holiday "fun"

Some people do the craziest things on their holiday weekend. These guys are very far out on the Bay. There are great whites lurking in the waters here.

From iPad

7.05.2013

A favorite place

The Spinnaker restaurant in Sausalito with Tiburon as backdrop.

From iPad

7.04.2013

Happy America's Birthday!

At Sausalito/Golden Gate Vista Point we wish you all a Happy 4th of July.


Independent lunch

Stopped by the Epic Roasthouse and had a late 4th of July lunch on our way out of town.

From iPad

7.03.2013

The Ferry Building

A conversation between a father and a daughter I overheard the other day:
- Look, there's the Ferry building!
- Fairy building? Fairies aren't real.
- It's a boat, sweetie.
- Oh...

The only way is up

One Rincon Hill North Tower is on its way up. This second tower was put on hold due to the recession in 2008 but now when "all is well" in Wall Street of the West Coast, it shot root in the fertilized soil and started to grow.

7.02.2013

Today's special

Can you believe it. This picture is taken in one of the best Indian/Pakistani restaurants in the US. It's actually been rated among the 50 top restaurants in the country. It's authentic, it's shabby, dirty and greasy. It's food heaven. We're talking Shalimar on Jones street, folks.

7.01.2013

Strike is here

People around Bay Area are waking up this Monday morning earlier than usual. Much earlier if they rely on the BART. The much feared strike is here. It's gonna take forever to go to work. This is why we have a car AND three different places to stay: Livermore, Sausalito and San Francisco. Yes, I know it sounds awfully crazy but being married to the most pragmatic wife in the world - you got to be omnipresent.

From iPad