We can see the Palace rotunda dome from our corner room at Cow Hollow Motor Inn! Actually, we could easily walk to it. We can also see part of the Golden Gate Bridge -- kinda nice! If you're wondering where the Cow Hollow name comes from, I can tell you that this area of the city is where dairy cows were kept, chewing their cuds and lounging their days away. Of course those times are gone -- as fine, beautiful homes replaced moo cows long ago.
Jimmy and I walked around the perimeter, beside the peaceful lagoon, marveling at monstrous fish, carp I guess. We spied basking turtles, and saw some ducks and geese and a lone swan, but there was no sight of the aggressive raccoons that merited a "warning!" sign. We wandered in and out of the colonnade and craned our necks up under the massive dome. Every step along the way cried out for a photo op!