The Rose Hotel
Travel Blogs from Pleasanton
San Francisco to Pleasanton felt like a 70km speedway trip with 6 lanes each way! A built environment favouring the car.
Dropped in to catch up with Gordon & Linley Payne. Gordon enjoying his time with Cisco, kid's doing well, house going through a technology upgrade. Enjoyable dinner but all too short a visit.
... dish. I jest! It literally is biscuits covered in white gravy…weird but surprisingly tasty. I was ultimately invited me to a house gathering where I met her on/off/sort of/who knows boyfriend. This was slightly awkward for reasons I won’t go in to, but let’s just say I didn’t see Maggie again after this particular evening!
The last few days
After around a week I figured I should start bothering to socialise with ...
... are now cafes and markets throughout this building and we took great pleasure in trying all the free samples. By this stage we were very tired so we caught a bus back to our apartment via the market nearby for dinner supplies.
Having already been to NBA and NHL games I was keen to hop across to Oakland as the A’s where playing at home. Before heading over Sarah and I checked out a small portion of Golden Gate Park. It is a 4.5 mile by 1 mile block of park ...
... got some good snaps, then did the 2.1mile trek across the bridge. Another beautiful clear day in San Fran so more great views of the city, Bay Bridge and Alcatraz. Then off on the way to Yosemite National Park - about a 4 hour drive. Stopped about an hour down the road to do a 'group grocery shop'. We were all given a few items to collect - sounds easy but shopping in a different country was certainly interesting. At least it was in English I suppose! My list ...
Exactly one year ago, Yang, Nat, Daniel and I were visiting San Francisco and we watched the Super Bowl at one of the bars in Fisherman's Wharf. The Giants beat the Patriots but no-one here cared. The bars were empty, no one was watching.
Fast forward one year later to 2013 and Yang and I are back in the city and this time the energy and anticipation in the city was electric. The 49ers had made it to the Super Bowl and were 4.5 points favourites ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center