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Monday, July 28, 2008

Travel In San Francisco

Duboce Park Cafe sign

We had a sweet little trip to San Francisco for our daughter Toni's birthday and crammed a lot of sightseeing into 3 short days. Today finds us tired and jet-laggy.

We flew out of Omaha, leaving our car in the long-term parking, and got into SF about 2:30 p.m. or so their time. We took a shuttle straight to the hotel and then walked up to Union Square, got a espresso (Deb) and a coffee(Charlie) and admired the cool, sunny SF weather and the bustling cosmopolitan multi-raced multi-aged throngs of people.

Next, after a rest at the hotel for a few minutes, we walked up to Toni’s school up in the Phelan Building; The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, and saw the place, met her teachers and the director of the school, Alan Revere. Very nice people & lovely school.

Then since it was her birthday we walked to a restaurant nearby (Santorini) which she picked out for her birthday dinner. Very good food and quite cute to boot. I had California cuisine however even though I love Greek food, I felt obliged to have CA style food my first night in SF.

Then we walked back to our hotel and Toni visited a while then it was time to rest. The next day we arose early, grabbed breakfast at the hotel café “Little Joe’s” and then off to adventure. We took a streetcar to Duboce Park, which is where we lived when we met back in 1975. The corner store where we used to get It’s Its ice cream sandwiches (yumm) has been turned into a coffee bar and the park has been turned into a dog run park but it was much as remembered after 33 years and 20 Steiner Street, where we met in seminary, was still there and actually looked pretty good. Nobody was home when I knocked to see if we could give Toni a peep inside, probably just as well.

to be continued...

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