Monday, November 29, 2021

Overnight trip to Tiburon

A couple of weeks ago, I was informed that November 28 was the 20th anniversary of my first date with my wife, and she made a reservation at a hotel in Tiburon to celebrate, without the kids!

I've lived in the Bay Area for 26 years but I had never been to Tiburon. I've always known it as a residential community for the super rich. I had no idea there were restaurants and a couple of hotels there. And it's right next to Angel Island. The island is a park now but in the past, immigrants who arrived by boat to California had to be processed (and sometimes detained) there.

One of the many things I love about living in the Bay Area is the infinite number of perspectives. I never imagined that from Tiburon, Angel Island was so close.

We got a small suite with a killer view. We even had a little private sitting area. You can see Angel Island, Alcatraz (tiny island on the right), and San Francisco.

This was sunrise. It was a very comfortable 51 degrees at around 7 a.m.

We took a morning stroll and saw a listing for this $60,000,000 house in next door Belvedere.

Finally, on our way out, I had to take photos of this 1991 Crown Victoria police cruiser. As a new driver, I knew exactly the shape of its headlights in my rear view mirror at night. I talked to an officer and he said the car originally belonged to a nearby fire chief. The Tiburon Police Department repainted it and added the livery. In fact, in the 1990s, Tiburon never used Crown Victorias. The car is only used for ceremonies and car shows.

What is the story behind this T3 Synchro single cab truck?

We spotted this yesterday on the freeway in Richmond. It's so unusual! A twitter friend believes it's a 1 of 33 rarity.

What do you think? And is that a legit Swedish Lapland business?

Remember me?

Lots of activity over on Twitter. Every day, I ask what now-you would buy in a past decade. The responses have been fun, fascinating, and plentiful. I'm going to keep posting back to the 1910s, maybe beyond.




Monday, November 08, 2021

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Brazilian instant noodles

I went to a Portuguese/Brazilian restaurant/market for lunch today and came across Nissin Ramen.