Trip homeJune 7, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C
SJC, first time through the passenger terminal side of things. Pretty small airport considering all of the crazy huge companies in the vicinity.
Cool art work near the security lines.
"luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for"
Seredipity perfectly defines our stumbling on this place. An eclectic and dare I say hipster place that serves awesome beers and amazing vegan food.
The jackfruit tacos were outstanding and the housemade pickles were so tasty. The shining light was the Mayan chocolate pie which had a nice little nip to it. Oh and the price was 3.14. Ha. Ha. Ha.Read more
We arrived at what looks like a big 2 story house and found out it was really a combo of three condos. We were staying in a two bedroom one bath ... but we were on an airbed and a couch.
We didnt spend much time there, but it was a place to sleep which is what we needed.
The restarsnt had a varied menu and many dishes that we hadn't been exposed to prior. We tried an 18-ingredient salad that featured a fermented tea leaf paste that was combined with many other ingredients to form a sensatory delight. The dish was salty, sour, sweet, crunchy, bitter, you name it, we tasted it. Surprisingly it all mixed well and was delicious.
I ordered the spicy veg Burmese curry which was a bit more "thick" than I prefer although I'm sure it was from the lentils that were included. Chris tried the basil chicken and it looked pretty similar to the Thai basil chicken dishes I've seen.
Both dishes were tasty and filling. Great find - and very popular with the locals.Read more
The tiny dive bar called Rose & Crown pub did not seem to fit the vibe of Palo Alto. We started to watch the soccer game but bailed at halftime since one of the teams for a red card and it didn't seem like it was going to be worth sticking around the dingy pub.
The strangest part is that we literally at in the pub for over an hour and were never once asked if we wanted to order drinks or food. There was one hipster running the bar and that was about it. Crazy.Read more
The hipster shopping area of Palo Alto is home to a giant sports bar called Old Pro's. This place had their act together TV-wise with labels under each one Leung you know what was going to be shown where. Or early soccer game was a few hours before the "dub nation" would descend on the restaurant in support of the Golden State Warriors run at the NBA title.
The soccer game matched the level of pub grub, just kind of meh. The service was terrific, but we bolted out of the place once our soccer was over. We were escaping as the basketball fans began their takeover.Read more
He thanks to Tain for the Hoover Tower tour! The view from the tower is amazing and really shows off the expanse of the Stanford campus.
After trip up and down the tower we said goodbye to family and Chris and I continued to wander around the campus in search of the bookstore. For some reason my path-finding sense has been terrible this trip so Chris guided us the 200 feet in the right direction. 🤓
After the brief visit it was time to find a place to watch soccer ...Read more