Friday, August 14, 2009

California Dreamin'

Since arriving home late Wednesday night, I've been suffering from a California hangover. Don't get me wrong, I love Connecticut, I love being close to my family, I love my dogs, I love that I can buy a house for under $500,000. But boy do I miss Northern California.

The weather: In and around Sausalito, the weather was somewhat constant. Wake up to a cool mid 60's temperature with a nice breeze and some fog rolling into the Golden Gate. By afternoon maybe you top out in the 70's. Hot days hit the high 80's. No rain, maybe some mist if the fog reached far enough. Beautiful.

The food: Here we have Dev's, the casinos, Singapore Grill, 2wives, all good food, but nothing on par with what Northern California has. As you'll see in future posts, the food at The Village Pub and Murray Circle were simply mind-blowingly good. One night we had dim sum at a place called Harmony, knocked my socks off. Add to that In and Out Burger and Chipotle Mexican Grill, and I'm as happy as Randy Moss now that Tom Brady is back. Even Mollie Stone's, the local grocery store, has an expansive fresh seafood, beef, and poultry counter, that makes Stop and Shop look like a Seven-Eleven.

The wine: You knew I'd go there. T o have the ability to jump in your car and drive to countless good wineries must be a blessing. You're 45 minutes to an hour from some of the best wine in the world. Once again, I'll be writing a future post on the wine we tasted and brought back.

Now what about the things I don't miss about California: the driving, HAL the Prius, a $6 bridge toll, and walking in San Francisco. More to come this weekend!

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You have that right John. Mollie Stone's is the best. It was wonderful being able to go into a store like that and purchase fresh food with such quality. I would be in heaven with a Mollie Stone's at home here in CT. I love that whole Marin area. Did you get to go and see Tiberon??? Beautiful and so peaceful. Glad to hear that you both enjoyed yourself so much. I guess the sad truth is that Michael will probably stay on the West Coast???

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Hey Karen! We did go to Tiburon, but only to take the ferry over to Angel Island, not really the full experience there. And if it is the sad truth (and we do miss him here) that Michael will stay, it'll just mean more trips for us to go see him!

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