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Monday, November 20, 2017

Califonia :: Part Four

Sutter Street, San Francisco - February 17
This is the last post from my trip to California (part 1, part 2 and part 3) and the last full day of my visit with my sister and her family.

My sister and I drove down to San Francisco for a girls' day out. On the wettest day of my visit, fun!

Peace Pagoda, Japan Center, Japantown, San Francisco - February 17
We headed for the Japan Center because I reaaaally wanted to go to Daiso. This is the Peace Pagoda outside the Japan Center. The pink blossoms cheered up a grey sky.

Japan Center - February 17
Inside the Japan Center.

Japan Center - February 17
Fake food so you can see what's on offer in this restaurant!

Daiso, Japantown, San Francisco - February 17
Ah, Daiso! All the cute! We don't need any more plates and I was worried they'd smash to pieces on the trip home, so no kawaii plates for me.

Daiso, Japantown, San Francisco - February 17
I have a thing for blue and white ceramics so it was really difficult not to bring home several bowls and plates and... chop stick rests?

- February 17
We had lunch in a cosy little restaurant called La Méditeranée which serves Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food. It was delicious. Not a scrap was left on my plate. One of the best meals I have ever had.

San Francisco - February 17
Random street, walking back from the restaurant to the Japan Center where we had parked the car.

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco- February 17
Palace of Fine Arts. In the rain. So much rain.

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco- February 17
That's my goofy sister photo bombing my selfie with the Palace of Fine Arts! :-D

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco- February 17
It was a bit cold in the rain but it did make the colour of the buildings and the greenery more saturated. The Palace really is a striking structure. I had seen it on my previous visit to San Francisco, but only from a distance. It was nice to see it up close.

Cable car- February 17
Obligatory shot of a cable car. ;-)

San Francisco - February 17
I was trying to take a picture of the houses in the distance, only later did I notice the eye lashes on this VW bus!

Golden Gate Bridge - February 17
We drove back to Napa across the Golden Gate Bridge and my sister pulled into the viewing area so I could get some pictures.

Golden Gate Bridge - February 17
It was still raining quite a bit at this point, but I had taken off my jacket to dry over the back of the car seat. So all I had to protect me from the wet stuff was my scarf. I use the word 'protect' pretty lightly as you can probably see! I got pretty wet, but it was worth it.

Robin Williams Tunnel, Sausalito - February 17
I thought it was quite delightful that this rainbow arched tunnel is named after Robin Williams. It seems fitting somehow.

I had a great trip to visit my sister and her family. I wish they lived closed, of course, so we could see each other more often. But then I would have had an excuse to go to California. ;-)


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