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Travel Channel: Where are you going today?

Robert Taylor – February 25, 2008 03:02PM Reply Quote
Thread for discussing travel...

Cloudscout – September 16, 2016 04:48AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
You could also head north a little bit to my old hometown, Fairfield... there you can visit the Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Factory.

ddt – September 16, 2016 05:46AM Reply Quote
And it's not a valley! Valleys are lowlands bounded by hills. Unless you could Fremont, Union City, and the rest of the East Bay as part of Silicon Valley, and that'd break the narrative (and include all them poors -- that'd make Peter Thiel sad).

Yes, south of SF is just burbs, basically. Colma is kind of interesting if you like graveyard -- there's some interesting history there.

Maybe use Apple Maps's satellite view to give yourself a flyover look!

ddt

El Jeffe – September 16, 2016 07:57AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I've been looking at google and apple 3d maps for hours. I needed to get my bearings.
I could not BEAR to DEAL with mountains/hills/peaks all in the middle of things, needing to constantly drive AROUND those things to get somewhere.
What is that huge tower on top of the hill near SF? (Sutro) sore thumb up there.
ok, I MUST finish up my plans.

ARL (Moderator) – September 16, 2016 12:05PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
You talking about Coit Tower?

El Jeffe – September 16, 2016 02:11PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Sutro
This freaking GIANT monstrosity

ddt – September 16, 2016 02:50PM Reply Quote
It's quite beloved here. Iconic, if you will.

To me, it kind of reminds me of the early Wing Commander games -- and that's not a bad thing.

ddt

El Jeffe – September 16, 2016 03:49PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Got it all booked/planned. Leave at 6 am tomorrow.
tomorrow arrive, grab car at SFO and drive to mundane Si Valley.
Return next day and arrive downtown for the conference.
Thursday I fly to Palm Spring to drive cars fast at Thermal Track.
Fly back home Saturday.
wife thinks I'm crazy to choose geek/nerd silicon valley over sequoias or other. :)
I mean, I want to see a Frys in its natural habitat.

ARL (Moderator) – September 16, 2016 03:52PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Is that new?

Wasn't there, gosh 8-9 yrs ago...

ddt – September 16, 2016 04:42PM Reply Quote
Sutro Tower? It's been there for decades. I just don't think you were anywhere where you could see it at a good angle (and the fog often hits it).

And that was more like 10 years ago, as I remember you got to meet my soon-ex.

ddt



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ddt – September 16, 2016 04:47PM Reply Quote
So Jefe, what's your conference schedule? We should figure out a dinner. I'm booked -- ugh, I'm booked Tues, Wed, and Thurs nights. What the hell, man?

ddt

dharlow – September 16, 2016 06:45PM Reply Quote
http://www.computerhistory.org/ was fun last time I was there, also visit the Apple Company Store, not as great as it was back in the day but still fun.

El Jeffe – September 17, 2016 09:04AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I'll be stuck at Avis SFO for next 4 hours by looks of line while their system is down

Bruce Robertson – September 20, 2016 04:26PM Reply Quote
Niece of my girlfriend is biking through Argentina, Bolivia, Chile.
https://dispatchesfromalongandbumpyroad.com

El Jeffe – September 24, 2016 05:44PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Cool.
Just got back from my California trip. Nice to meet DDT.

ddt – September 24, 2016 05:47PM Reply Quote
No, nice to meet YOU. So there.

ddt

johnny k – September 24, 2016 06:13PM Reply Quote
Broken rib count?

ddt – September 24, 2016 07:04PM Reply Quote
No more than any other first meeting of superheroes.

ddt

El Jeffe – September 25, 2016 04:08AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Wasn't till afterwards I realized we forgot to take a selfie. No proof it ever happened.

John Willoughby – September 25, 2016 08:57AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Stitches or it didn't happen.

ARL (Moderator) – September 25, 2016 03:27PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Quote
El Jeffe
Wasn't till afterwards I realized we forgot to take a selfie. No proof it ever happened.

Plausible deniability so you don't have to admit you set foot in SF :-)

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