click here for Parts 1-3 Chapter 4: NoCal Swan Song Having watched a bit of the classic WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick, just before bed last night, I woke with visions of global thermonuclear war and the ensuing apocalypse in my head. I’m pretty sure the dreams I’d had somehow crossed WarGames with Project X, as […]
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Chapter 3: Communing with Nature…and Sushi When last we left our hero (me), I was dreaming of the deadly redwood squirrel that no one has ever before glimpsed without ending up dead. Waking in a cold sweat, I showered and left the hotel to take another brief walk through Fisherman’s Wharf on my last day […]
The epic recounting of a semi-epic journey continues. Click here for Part One. Chapter 2: Hills-a-Roni It was up early today for a bad-ass continental breakfast (yeah) and a stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf. Said wharf is a collection of shops, travel vendors, restaurants and other attractions scant yards from my hotel. Getting into the wharf […]
Introduction Here beginneth a tale of both frivolity and peril: a recounting of the author’s quest to find the truth behind the many bridges of the Bay Area (see this week’s QotW) and their role in shaping America’s history. In addition, I will tell you about the sweet bread bowl I ate. I also saw […]
Now in LA, time to head back into Hollywood (which I’d experienced one short year ago) to meet up with my friend Steve and my sister Halle. I put approximately 842 miles on my rental car driving the 14 miles from LAX to downtown. Hooray.
San Fran now in the rearview, we spent some time in the fabled home of the NFL-worst Oakland Raiders. There was eating, dancing, drinking and kettle corn before departing for LA and it’s wizbang shops, restaurants and theaters. The trip is winding down, but there’s still one day left for all manner of debauchery.
I bade a fond farewell to San Fran today, leaving behind the Rice-a-Roniriffic cable cars and homeless men for the scenic views of Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito and the Muir National Monument/forest before heading into Oakland for some beverages.
We spent today circumnavigating Fisherman’s Wharf and downtown San Francisco, and encountered seals, a guy in a kilt, a guy in crazy pants, Chinese dogs, innumerable hills, two cable cars, and some more hills. Nary a box of Rice-a-Roni to be found, I’m afraid. Tomorrow, it’s off to hike a mountain across the bay before […]
I’m updating from the road thanks to the awesome might of the hotel Interwebz! I’ll hold off doing an in-depth report until I get back to the east coast, instead posting an image or two of note from the day’s events. So, without further adieu: I’m having a great time thus far. Until tomorrow…
What short, strange trip it was. I shall depend mightily on the use of bullets in this review, as I have neither the time nor the inclination to write six drafts in order to fully expound upon all that I witnessed out West. Bulletsâ„¢: tool of the lazy writer! The flight out was alright, if […]