We picked up our good friends, Diane and Tom from Tallahassee, at the Reno airport on Thursday, 10/4. For the next week, we were Out and About, enjoying the sights of NorCal, checking out a few of the local eating establishments, and come evening, playing Mexican Train Dominoes till one of us -- usually me -- declared "no mas!" Never mind who was the overall winner of these games. Nor, harrumph, the ultimate loser.
Friday's delish fish lunch @ Lefty's Grill on Broad Street in downtown Nevada City.
Whatz a visit to Nevada City without a stop at Nevada City's RR Museum?
Always interesting. Diane and Tom enjoyed. Us, too!
Not really how I'd imagine a cottage to look, but... it'll do!
Me and Jimmy in front of the "cottage."
Ditto Diane and Tom!
What's left of a section of the stamp mills at Empire Mine.
Here we are ready to eat lunch at Kane's in Grass Valley. Very yummy.
And lovely, lovely flowers, too.
Tasty apple pie!
Right at home here!
Tis the season for pumpkins and multiple squash varieties.
I found my Heart in San Francisco!
Clang, clang, clang went the trolley, ding, ding, ding went the bell.
Not exactly high-tech, pushing the trolley around to reverse direction, but it works.
Hey, it IS a tourist attraction!
Two words: yum yum
Typical street hoods in the Bay City.
Folks go crazy in "It's Sugar," a San Fran highlight!
And then we discovered the Uniqlo San Francisco grand opening. We were lucky enough to get there before the long line formed in front of the store. made for all is their logo. First opened in 1984 in Hiroshima, they now boast 1,132 locations across 13 countries. Since Jimmy and I currently live in a climate that may produce SNOW, we purchased Ultra Light Down jackets (great price!), and a few other handy things.
The music boomed; the store was jammed - crammed with people, old and young.
Check-out lines were long and busy.
Finally, a look down the stairs from our tenth floor landing. This being ten floors up in San Francisco, I made sure I knew where the emergency exits were. Pretty picture, Picasso-like.
A foggy-morning look from the tenth floor window.