My HRH took me away for a few days
for our anniversary.
We said we were going to San Francisco for our little
getaway, but we forgot one key factor.
You see, even though we lived in the Bay Area for
many years, we forgot that
you can freeze to death in San Francisco in August!
That MAY be a SLIGHT exaggeration but only slightly.
I only packed a cute summer dress, and two pairs of capris
and a few short sleeved tops.
What was I thinking?????
The weather was like in the 50s in the city!
So, since we stayed in Burlingame near the SFO airport,
(we used Priceline so you never know exactly where you will end up.) and we both have such wonderful memories of our years living on the Peninsula,
we decided to just mess around down there.
So Friday night, we ate at our FAVORITE
restaurant in Redwood City,
Harry's is not fancy, trendy or pricey.
It is just a fun place with excellent food.
We dream about Harry's roast meats and mashed potatoes and gravy.
After dinner, we headed down the El Camino Real
to Palo Alto, where you will find the
on University Ave.
The Stanford runs classic films
from the glory days of old Hollywood.
Before each film, the "Mighty Wurlitzer" organ rises
from the orchestra pit and the film goers are treated
to an organ concert made up of favorite movie songs.
When Don and I were married, one of the staff organists
at the Stanford Theatre played the organ at our wedding.
Don and I were thrilled to see "Easter Parade"
and "Holiday Inn" at the theatre on
Cost is $7.00 per person for a double feature
and you can even bring in your own candy and popcorn.
Though if you decide to buy concessions there,
the prices are really, really reasonable,
like $1.50 for popcorn!
The whole evening was a huge treat!
Saturday morning, we had planned to go into
which, if you live in Northern CA, always means San Francisco,
but that was when we discovered how cold it was to be.
But Don had been looking around on line for
fun things to do in the South Bay.
Don grew up in San Jose and then
as a teenager moved to Redwood City,
so he loves the South Bay and Peninsula areas.
But Don found this!
The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
What a good hubby!
And it was a bargain at $8.00 per person!
The current exhibit is called
ITAB: International Techstyle Art Biennial
That sounds really technical, and it is,
BUT each item of art
was an incredible type of quilt or
tapestry or other creation
that combined traditional methods
with computer genius!
I wish I could have taken pictures but the
docents made me promise not to, because
each item was proprietary.
But, if you are near to San Jose,
go see this incredible exhibit!!
After the quilt museum, we decided to head over
to see the San Jose Giants play.
The San Jose Giants are a Triple A team that is a farm club
for the San Francisco Giants.
It happened to be "Italian Night"
at the ball field, so everyone
received free t-shirts with the
Giants logo in the colors of the Italian flag.
In between each inning, there was some contest
or game with giveaways.
Once contest was a free pizza for the fan that screamed the loudest.
The guy sitting next to me won that contest and shared
his free pizza with us!
We did not stay the whole game because we had parked a few blocks
away, which was an industrial neighborhood.
Free pizza man told us that there were often
robberies in that area, and asked if we were afraid
of our car being broken into.
Uh.......we had not thought of it until that moment!
So, we left after about 6 innings so we could get to our car before dark.
we drove up to Sonoma county and wandered around.
We used to live there and love it so much!
But would you believe, that I forgot to get the camera out
of the car!!!
We visited a local church and then went to Joann's Fabrics
because I had an 80% off coupon.
I bought a bolt of red ticking stripe.
But after that, we took the long way driving home
because Ahnalin was missing me and
would not go to sleep without
So, that was a little getaway.
Simple, fun, inexpensive and perfect, because
I was with the most wonderful husband in the world.