Well, since it’s been too long, I will just write about everything that has happened since Halloween. At least all of the cool stuff.
We can start with Thanksgiving. The day before “Thanksgiving Break” was spent walking and motorcycling around San Francisco and the surrounding areas (including delicious fish tacos!). Anyway, the day culminating with a motorcycle ride to some look-out point just north of the city. Here’s what we saw:
After San Francisco came a trip to Florida. I decided to splurge and use my airlines miles to fly first class. The only pictures I have are of Dallas Cowboys Stadium from the air. Pretty amazing! I think you can even see the baseball stadium, too:
Next comes a short weekend trip to Seattle. Didn’t even have to take a day off work! It “snowed”…by this I mean I could see snow falling from the sky. Anyway, they have a bubble gum alley, similar to the one in San Luis Obispo (wikipedia link):
Finally, trip to Austin. Once again, it snowed…in a city that rarely sees snow. Anyway, since I had the Friday off (thanks, snow!), I decided to talk around the city in the snow. No one was out except me and some homeless, but that made it more fun. I walked to the Capitol (yes, that is the proper spelling) of Texas and took pictures of it surrounded in snow:
The snow came in on Thursday night and was supposed to be melted by Friday at noon. Well, my coworker needed to drive to the airport at 10:00AM, which meant I decided to drive in front of her to make sure she arrived safely. We stopped and had Denny’s for breakfast on the way. Anyway, on 71E toward the airport (a 4-lane highway), only ONE lane was partially cleared…the others were covered in ice, fun:
Next, I have to post a little about the food in Austin. We went to Frank, a hot-dog type joint in downtown. Been there before, and had to go again (and will go again next time!). Since we had already eaten appetizers (Whiskey Sour and Artichoke Cheese dip for $8, yum!), I decided to get a veggie dog. It had grilled peppers, fried shallots, and blue cheese on top. It was pretty tasty: