Crowne Plaza San Jose/Silicon Valley
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... for dinner. There is an oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher all here. So had a microwaved kumara, blackbeans with salsa and some sauteed veges with fresh fruit for dessert. Looked over the information about surrounding attractions & the weather forecast and decided to start the next day with church at Grace Cathedral. Had been hoping to get to free Sunday concert in Golden Gate park but they don't start til April. Left plans for the afternoon open and called it a ...
... already dreaming about the next adventure before this one even starts. . So at security the woman "standing guard" who spoke English with such a strong Asian accent I could barely understand her, tried to turn me away because she said I was only allowed 2 carry ons. Give me a break! I read and re-read the carry on rules, it said two carry ons and an accessory item, ie PURSE! I have a purse, carry on size suitcase and ...
... thinning. $150 taxi ride later I arrived at the hotel, stayed here once before about 8 years back. Went out with work colleagues to a Vietnamese restaurant and had Pho (noodle soup). Took a picture to send to Mel knowing she will kill me for it. Went to a bar for a few jet lag reducing beers with a couple of work people, the headed back to the hotel at about 9pm. Been up for 22 ...
... decided that we need to try and eat more Nem Nuong so she made more!! I had about two or three rolls and was completely stuffed since I had also tried the Banh Cuon beforehand. Then it was cake time! It's Grandma's birthday today so we had a cake for her. It worked out so great as everyone was home to celebrate and it gave us a chance to spend time with them but also to say goodbye.
After they left, the packing begun... ...
... By slowly walking around the base, alternating by looking up to the top and examining its enormous width, I try to comprehend its size. Every time I do this I am no less amazed than my first visit.
My absolute favorite tree is the Freemont tree and I always pack a flashlight just for this tree (although I recently discovered you can check out flashlights from the visitor center). A small opening, like that of an elfin door in a fairy tale, allows one to ...
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