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Travel Blogs from Menlo Park
An enjoyable visit with Kelly and Juan. On Saturday, Kelly and Juan and their friends, Matt and Amy, helped me to celebrate my birthday with a very delicious chocolate cake! Also participated in a tequila tasting with accompanying breathalyzer tests. We weren't planning to drive; just checking our levels.
... the prisoners could smell the chocolate being made if the wind was right.
After touring all around the island, we returned to the pier area and spent some time just checking out the action then (upon request), we returned to the hotel for a mid-day swim. In the afternoon we hit Ghirardelli square then we shopped a little at Crazy Shirts and found some squished penny machines.
We had hoped to catch a nighttime glimpse ...
... coffee and toast from a reasonably new store that David and Amy like. It was pretty good toast. After we were done we walked to Alamo Square where we sat for a bit looking across at the Painted Ladies. We then made our way to Hayes Valley where Smitten Ice Cream is located because I wanted to try a more normal flavor to get the full effect of the creaminess ...
... Moving on. After a night in a Los Angeles International Airport hotel I met up with Giuls and we rode some mid-morning turbulence up to San Fran. What a place. Pretty yet humble, active without being frantic, sweet yet dignified, grown up yet fun. Our few days there were not enough. Even a few weeks wouldn't cut it if you really wanted to waft into the drift of the city.
On our first day we bussed into Union Square where, starving, Giul grabbed a soft pretzel and ...
... Court Renaissance Hotel in Nobs Hill, an historic part of San Francisco at the convergence of the two tram lines at California and Powell. The hotel is really nice, an old hotel that has been nicely restored. We settled in and then wandered out down Powell 3 blocks to a Walgreen shop to get some supplies and our tram tickets. Got supplies, but they didn't have any 3 day cable car passes so I volunteered to head down to the ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking