San Fran San Jose
Trip Start Jul 06, 2013
51Trip End Aug 06, 2013
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We were in the financial district, which was filled with huge buildings and big-name stores--this part of SF felt a bit like New York, whereas the other parts of SF seemed unique. Also one of the charming elements of San Francisco is that the city is so hilly that you can see more than just the tall buildings from afar; you can see the homes on each of the hills, the streets, and all of the cool layers even from far away. It was an especially nice view from Alcatraz.
Once back to our room we packed up and headed south toward San José. Do you know the way to San José? We did, but first we drove by some of Ken’s family’s homes and Ken’s old school. First we went to Foster City, then we went to Saratoga, where we drove past their old house and then Blue Hills Elementary school, and the kids got out and stretched their legs a bit by playing on the same playground area their dad did many years ago. Ken went to third grade there.
Next we went into San José, where we swam, swam and swam! The weather was back to what you would expect in California--sunny and delightful; around 85-90. Ah! Warmth! So even though the pool was tiny, no matter! We all swam and enjoyed the tiny pool. Diving for pennies! Fun times!
Then for dinner, the hotel recommended Johnny Garlic’s a Guy Fieri restaurant. I know who he is but we don’t really watch any of his shows--no matter! I knew food would be delicious. It WAS, and Ken even tried something called “Chicken Volcano” with a sauce! Cray-cray! Delicious.