Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
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Three days after arriving in Hemet, we were on the road again. We headed towards San Francisco to meet up with Tom & Denise at the fabulous Fairmont Heritage Place at Ghirardelli Square. This is THE most prestigious Executive Resort in San Francisco. At one time it was a world famous chocolate factory but it's been …
... descending into SFO. Out the window you could see these insanely colored pools of water near the airport, these struck me as odd. I had no idea what they could be but they did tell me one thing, this airport was FAR outside of San Francisco. After we deplaned I found my way to the BART station and boarded the train headed to downtown. The BART is the light rail train that runs from south of the airport to a city just north of Oakland through San Fran. At first I couldn't believe ...
... were. It is our nichè to find a botanic gardens in every city we visit. It took a while with a few wrong turns but we made it to the gardens literally just before they were closing. Luckily there was a way out after they were closed so we wouldn't be locked in, much to our relief. We walked around the gardens visiting the New Zealand section, the temperamental Asia section and of course the Native Calfornia section. Our bellies were rumbling and we still had to figure out a way ...
... Francisco was the buildup to the UK General Election so we were boning up on different policies and could not help but compare to our American counterparts. A lot of noise being made in the UK about our Healthcare system (and rightly so) compared to other countries we perhaps don't have it as bad as we make out. Interestingly enough the only countries with clearly visible homelessness are the developed countries we have visited... ...
... at Del Dotto. As usual, we enjoyed our wines, had a nice conversation with the sommelier who helped us and learned new wine facts.
Then, we went having dinner downtown Napa at a place called Downtown Joe's brewery. Surprise! they have great beer and excellent food! We stayed and relaxed for a while, and then we went for a walk around Napa's downtown. It was very relaxing and very different than what I've seen in other towns.