On this weekend past, my first in the Bay Area (this trip) I got up Saturday morning to do some exploring.
Fortunately the lodgings here are on the south end of the metro area, right near the on-ramp to CA Highway 17, which goes south to the oceanside town of Santa Cruz. I drove down there, then caught Highway 1 north up the coast.
It was a beautiful, bright sunny day, temps in the high 50s, perfect for bumming around outdoors. My favorite kind of day; I had no place to go and all day to get there. Photos and a video (unfortunately not hi-def) follow. Click for more!
One more change -of-pace for the new year. Next week the regular Gingermageddons resume! Click for more!
Japan remains an interesting place to spend a few days.
This weekend just past, I roamed the outskirts of the Tokyo area, visiting the lovely Mount Takao on Saturday and wandering down to Shinjuku and Koenji. One of my best friends has a nephew who operates the Fatz burger joint in Koenji; he claims to serve the best American-style burger in Tokyo (albeit in more typically Japanese-sized portions) and after sampling his works, I see no reason to disabuse him of that notion. Photos follow.
Next is Shinjuku and Koenji, including Shinjuku’s wonderful Golden Gai; the tight-packed alleys are full of little bars, clubs and eaterys. Everything was closed while I was there, but I’d love to visit on a Friday or Saturday night.