Category West Coast Holiday 2018

The Holidays 2019, Part Six

December 20 – January 7 The next day, Saturday, Joanna and Mary went into San Francisco for the last day of an exhibit at the de Yong Museum on Contemporary Muslim Fashions, and I bade farewell to Norm to head back to Oakland.  By early afternoon Jessica, Kris and I were ready for some refreshments […]

The Holidays 2019, Part Five

December 20 – January 7 We regrouped after parking the car at the apartment and then set out on BART for San Francisco and our dinner destination, Zero Zero.  This is the restaurant we used the morning after Jessica and Kris’ wedding, and we were looking forward to the meal as we recalled how good […]

The Holidays 2019, Part Four

December 20 – January 7 We left the condo late in the morning and not sure about what we’d be doing later in the day food wise, made a stop at, yes, Juanitas to get that Carnitas burrito that had been eluding us.  We would split it, providing just the right amount of ballast in […]

The Holidays 2019, Part Three

December 20 – January 7 Christmas day passed in a blur, Taylor’s incredibly good cinnamon rolls and strong coffee fueling a frenzy of gift opening that concluded with a wild and hilarious white elephant exchange that seems to get better each year.  It had rained overnight and into the morning, but by the afternoon the […]

The Holidays 2019, Part Two

December 20 – January 7 The next morning, we met Heather for breakfast at another longstanding favorite, Maxwell’s near the Marina del Rey.  Here is a review I wrote about it back in 2014: I’ve been going to Maxwell’s Cafe since the 1980’s and have always enjoyed the food.  Not the cheapest or the most […]

The Holidays 2019, Part One

December 20 – January 7 The lead up to our trip to the west coast for the holidays would be convoluted; we’d end up changing our flights twice, incurring painful re-booking costs, all ultimately worthwhile as it gave us extra days with folks we like.  The last change bumped up our departure to the Thursday […]