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Month: September 2013

Foxy wedding

Foxy wedding

(As always,  higher res versions of my photos can be found here) On Wednesday Sam and I packed our bags and walked to the San Francisco Civic Center BART stop.  BART took us to SFO and from there it was on to Seattle.  That night all but one of B’s groomsmen arrived and we (and Sam and another groomsman’s wife) were set to work on wedding tasks. There was still a lot of work to be done and so over the…

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Tuesday in San Francisco

Tuesday in San Francisco

(As always, much more and higher res photos can be found here) On our last full day in the city Sam and I started out from our north Panhandle apartment by going south through the park and up the hill to Haight and Ashbury. We walked down Haight all the way to Golden Gate Park where we rented bikes and headed to the Flower Conservatory. After the conservatory we biked north again out of the park and into the city for lunch. We…

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Monday in San Francisco

Monday in San Francisco

(As always, much more and higher res photos can be found here) On Monday we had to find a quick cab to the northeast side.  We started our day with a trip to TCHO Chocolate Factory. The actual tour was very short, but I think people just go for the chocolate tasting afterwards.  It’s a bit like a wine tasting, except there’s no need to spit anything out. We walked up the street for lunch at Fog Harbor Fish House. After we…

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Sunday in San Francisco

Sunday in San Francisco

(As always, much more and higher res photos can be found here) On Sunday we had lunch with D & G, Sam went to elementary school in Thailand with G.  After lunch at a French Bistro they drove us to Sports Basement where we rented bikes. We took a leisurely ride across the Golden Gate and back. After dropping off the bikes at 6pm we walked to The Palace of Fine Arts. We were hungry again so we walked to…

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OSU vs. Cal

OSU vs. Cal

On Friday Sam and I headed to LAX to catch an 8pm flight to San Francisco.  Because of “fog” (how unexpected for San Francisco!) our flight was delayed by two hours.  We finally arrived at our airBnB rental long after midnight but were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was.   We’d probably have to pay $400+ per night to stay in a hotel room this nice, but since airBnB is P2P we paid $105/night for a renovated studio apartment…

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Denver Tuesday

Denver Tuesday

On our last day we “took it easy,” joining J, J &N for breakfast before a trip to the Denver Botanical Gardens in the morning, just a few blocks from their house.   We saw some tiny hummingbirds (yes, tiny by hummingbird standards) and I struggled to get a shot.  There were no good clear shots, but see if you can find the bird in the photos below: There was also an interior “tropical” room. We came back and packed…

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Monday in Denver

Monday in Denver

On Monday we walked to Snooze’s for breakfast and returned with take-out to eat with J, J, J’s mom and little N.  Around noon we headed west again, driving past the old Argo mine in Idaho Springs again before heading south and up Mt. Evans.  The highway going to the peak of Mt. Evans is the highest paved roadway in America at 14,240 feet.  At many points it was a scary drive, but well worth it for the views. As…

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Sunday in Denver

Sunday in Denver

On Sunday we stopped by Whole Foods before heading to Red Rocks. Red Rocks amphitheater would undoubtedly be a great place to see a concert, but after seeing Zion National Park and the red rocks in Arizona, these Red Rocks were not as impressive. We walked up around one of the trails and then consulted with some park rangers about where we could actually boulder (going off trail was denied at red rocks).  The ranger directed us towards matthew winters…

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Saturday in Denver

Saturday in Denver

On Saturday immediately following the closing whistle of the OSU opening game Sam and I headed to LAX to catch our flight to Denver.  We needed to drop off the car at a parking lot first.  Sam had reserved a spot weeks in advance, however, when we reached the parking lot there was a cone in the entrance greeting us.  I got out of the car and found an attendant out in the lot who said they were sold out…

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