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Trip to Bay Area

I returned this morning from a short trip to the Bay Area.  My trip was quite fun, despite a minor setback of car sickness on California Highway 175.  You can see pics from my trip on Flickr.

I saw the Rockies beat the Giants in 10 innings.  Barry Bonds hit home run #746.  Go, Barry, go!

One of the highlights of the trip were a day in Lake County with Meggie, Siddhartha, and Christian.  Lake County is north of Napa and west of Mendocino.  It’s very beautiful and has a variety of non-pretentious wineries.  We spent some time at Ceago – a biodynamic winery with wonderfu lavendar fields and a great view of Clear Lake.  Lake County’s pretty far from the Bay Area (3+ hours for first-time visitors), and if you don’t know people there, it may not be worth it.

Tuesday I had the day to myself, so I rented a Ford Focus and wandered the area.  Lunch with Beth in Mountain View was tasty.  I headed to San Jose to check out The Tech Museum of Innovation.  It’s a pretty cool place, and I wish I’d had more time.  I do not recommend the IMAX movie Mystic India. It was kinda boring and didn’t have much exciting IMAX footage.  I might’ve learned something about India though; we’ll see what I’m able to remember down the road.

I needed to get from San Jose to Redwood City for dinner with Eileen, and I took the scenic route along 280, 92, and Route 1.  Yes, it’s also the roundabout way.  I wanted to see some ocean, so I went through Half Moon Bay and drove up Route 1 through Devil’s Slide to Daly City.  The ocean smells wonderful and is remarkably calming. It was a great way to wind down from a busy weekend.

So, what do you think ?

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