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The sand is quite coarse compared to the the fine white sand of Florida/Alabama gulf that I’m used to. Upon closer inspection, there’s really not any sand - it is all small polished rocks.

There’s a few deposits of larger rocks like this, and me and the girl walk around looking for a few interesting ones to collect while Stephanie and the boy soak up some sun.

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Seriously, I can’t emphasize how generous Mr. & Mrs. T were during our stay.

Not only did they house, feed, and chauffeur us, but Mrs. T (home)made Andrew a BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!

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Our last full day, we went back into the city. We didn’t have a schedule, so we didn’t have to rush out.

We drove over in our Camry this time and made our way to the Mission District for the best Taqueria in San Francisco. Unfortunately for us, after we stood in line and our mouths started watering, I noticed the cash only sign, and I only had enough only for a taste.

Tourist fail right there, but that was the only time I would have used cash that trip. Even the parking meters take cards.

Driving to the Mission District basically meant taking city streets the entire way, and that means ALOT of blocks covered. One thing I noticed is that the drivers are GOOD. At no time did it get cut off, swerved into, or have to take evasive measures. There were even any jaywalkers. I guess living around that many people requires a certain level of civility.

After finding some food, we drove over to Twin Peaks, the (2nd) highest spot in town at 922’ above sea level. Like two beautiful breasts (the early Spanish Conquistadors called them the Breasts of the Indian Maiden due to their natural shape), these hills afford 360 degree views of San Francisco.

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It was windy AF up there. Bring a jacket if you go. It was probably 65-70 degrees but the wind made it feel like 20.

Here’s a 360 view to do it justice:

 

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Last stop for the day was the Exploratorium hands-on science museum for kids (and adults). No pics, but if you have kids, this is a great place to spend an hour or three.

We headed back to Tom’s house, where @Cruiserdrew and Mrs. C’drew had recently arrived from Sacramento for the evening.

Tom picked up a few dozen fresh Tomales Bay oysters earlier in the day, and they held a shucking class on the deck.

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Mrs. T made a wonderful mignonette sauce, as well as some Rockefeller mixture that we lightly cooked in the grill.

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These were paired with Lé Kirkland’s finest

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And followed up with a Chicago deep dish pizza from Zachary’s in Berkeley. It was so stuffed it could barely hold itself together. Amazingly delicious.

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I wish I had more story, but unfortunately we had to head back to the real world.

The next morning, Tom, Andrew, and I ate some leftover birthday cake for breakfast, and then we packed up and drove back to Oakland for the long flights (and weather delays) home.

'til next time...

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