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Santa Clara County

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  • Day22

    Silicon Valley

    March 22 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Gestern hatte Phillip ein Meeting in einer weiteren Miltenyi Zweigstelle in Sunnyvale, südlich von San Francisco. Die Fahrt dorthin war 2,5 Stunden lang, wir sind aber gut durchgekommen. Während des Meetings hat Marlen das Auto etwas spazieren gefahren, getankt und, wie es sich gehört im Starbucks, an ihrem Kolloquiumsvortrag gearbeitet.

    Sunnyvale ist eine der Städte im Silicon Valley. Miltenyi liegt sogar direkt neben google cloud und wir haben zum ersten Mal in echt die bunten google Fahrräder gesehen. Als nächstes steuerten wir Apple in Cupertino an. Die Gebäude am Infinity Loop waren eher enttäuschend und schienen recht leer. Dies erklärte sich, als wir ein paar Straßen weiter den Apple Park sahen. Die meisten Apple Mitarbeiter „wohnen“ im „Ring“, einem kreisförmig gebauten, unvorstellbar riesigen und einem Raumschiff ähnelnden Gebäude mitten in einem schön angelegten Park. Weil man nur ganz wenig davon sehen konnte und durfte, gab es nebenan ein Visitor Center. Dort hatte man mittels augmented reality und einem Aluminium-Modell des Parks die Möglichkeit, die Gebäude anzusehen und etwas über sie zu erfahren (wir haben ein Video davon gemacht). Nachdem wir noch ein bisschen mit den neusten Technik-Hits von Apple rumgespielt haben, traten wir den Heimweg an. Für weitere Unternehmungen war es zu spät und das Wetter zu schlecht.

    Der Heimweg dauerte bedeutend länger als der Hinweg...17 Uhr ins Auto gestiegen, kurz vor Mitternacht zu Hause wegen dichtem Stau. Davon waren aber gute 2 Stunden Essenspause beim mediterranen Restaurant „Esin“ in Danville. Wir sind dort aus Zufall gelandet, es war nach dem größten Stau die erste Abfahrgelegenheit und ziemlich teuer. Aber jeder Dollar hat sich gelohnt! Wir saßen direkt an der Bar und hatten während des gesamten Essens einen Blick auf das umfangreiche und sehr beliebte Kuchensortiment, welches im raschen Tempo von zwei Mitarbeitern ausgegeben wurde. Wir konnten also nicht widerstehen und haben selbst zwei Stücke zum Nachtisch bestellt. Wir haben uns für eine Schokoladen-Tarte mit Erdnuss-Brittle auf Salzkaramell mit Schlagsahne und einen Birnen-Mandel-Kuchen mit Vanilleeis entschieden. Dazu einen Espresso und einen Cappuccino der Extraklasse. Gesättigt und begeistert war der restliche Heimweg mit Hörbuch und besser fließendem Verkehr kein Problem mehr.
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  • Day4

    Alum Rock State Park

    October 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    After a long day of travelling, we settled in at the Strydom clan, they took us to the nearby park. I experimented with my Solomon's and probably logged my first trial run, much harder work than the roads. Chased the sunset and saw some deer. #runfree
    {Issy}

  • Day6

    Vasona Lake County Park

    October 7, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Marele had to check out the lightning for her photoshoot over the weekend at the park. We took the opportunity to explore. Love all these beautiful parks in the USA, great for nature lovers. I had a great run, probably the last one on land for a while.

    {Issy}

    Relaxing run in the beautiful park, the next run will be on a track on the boat which will much less enjoyable i am sure.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day6

    Travel to San Jose

    September 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Today we get up, have breakfast and pack our gear. It's a 4 hour drive back to San Jose where I found a nice AirBnB right beside Apple Park. It is a coincidence I swear.

    Before heading out of Yosemite Valley we make one last sightseeing spot, the Bridalveil Falls. We get there and are greeted by a small bead of water falling from the sky. It is not the best time year to see the Falls, we are told that spring is the best. We take a couple photos and get back on the road.

    The drive back out of the valley is nice and the roads are A1. They seem to have all been redone recently. There are still some spots where we are asked to stop and stop as there are still some work to do to recover from the fires.

    We arrive at our AirBnB and are greted by Carolyn. She is an excellent host and is very well organized. The whole home is lovely. We take well deserved showers and head out for dinner. We have supper at a Austrian restaurant where I have delicious schnitzel.

    That's it for today, my knee is still resting. It is Thankfully getting better 🙂

    Also on a positive note, the weather seems to be sunny for the next 14 days.
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  • Day10

    Mein Erfolg: Björni kann Kaugummi-Blasen

    May 10 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Nach 24 Lebensjahren habe ich meinem Ehemann endlich beigebracht, wie man Blasen mit einem Kaugummi macht 🤪 #ichbinstolz

  • Day14

    First stage done. Back to epic way

    May 21 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Nach knapp 6200km in 11 Tagen wieder am Ausgangspunkt mit unserem 400PS Monster ford expedition max limited 2019 angelangt und bereit für die nächste etappe.

  • Day43

    Silicon Valley

    May 25, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    What is the first thing a nerd is going to do as soon as he arrives in San Francisco? Of course checking out the Silicon Valley 🤓 Everything started in the garage of Hewlett Packard. After that I visited the Campus of the Standford University, Google, Facebook and Apple.

  • Day14

    Sausalito - Cupertino

    March 23, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Time ran soooo fast and today is our last day of an aaaawesome and unforgettable trip!
    Chris and I decided to drive to the south.
    We visited the new Apple Campus and also Google.
    Impressive to see where great companies make their remarkable and live-changing inventions! 👀

  • Day5

    Day 5 - Football!!!

    September 12, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    We started the day at a recommended coffee shop called Sight Glass. The coffee was good and the atmosphere was like most independent places. But there was no time to dawdle and soak it up. Our aim for the morning was to get a ride on the famous San Francisco cable car. However, by the time we reached downtown the queue was huge and we decided to give it a miss for today. So instead we walked up and down the route the car would have taken. Seeing the hills of the city and walking them are two very different things. By the time we reached the area called North Beach, lunch was definitely needed. We found a cafe, Pat's Cafe, which served good looking home made meals. As I'm going to try as many different 'all American' meals as possible I went for the Corned Beef Hash. I had little idea as to what I was ordering and when it came out I was certain Corned Beef didn't look like that, but it was really tasty and a hearty meal for the day ahead.

    We then went down to the harbour where there is a unique museum come arcade warehouse called 'The Musée Mécanique'. It's a really cool collection of very old penny machines and the beginnings of interactive entertainment I suppose. Alice beat me on a (clearly broken) driving game where her driving was considered 'fair' and mine needed 'more practice'. There was also a 'handshaking game' where you shake the hand, or rather squeeze, the hand of Abraham Lincoln and he gives you a rating. Alice's was considered 'mild' whilst mine was 'sweet'. Thanks Abe. Rather more quarters were spent on other games and then we decided to leave for the 'big' game.

    We were off to see the 49ers. They were playing the LA Rams in the first game of the season. And that's about the extent of my knowledge of American Football. We left relatively early as it was going to take at least two hours to get there from the harbour. A tram and two trains were needed. Both trains were absolutely packed with fans heading to the game. In the seats in front of Alice and I on the first train there were two excited fans heading to the game making plans for a 'boy's weekend' away. It went something like this:

    It's a chill thing.
    Not a party thing?
    Yeah more chill thing.
    I was thinking boat thing.

    And this thing went on for 90 mins. Once we reached the stadium it was heaving. Everyone who worked there was incredibly polite as we were ushered in and there was light joking between the 49ers' and Ram's fans. First port of call was the Franks stand. With a jumbo frankfurter in one hand and a beer in the other Alice and I felt the part. Then suddenly the mood changed when the announcer let everyone know that there was to be a silence for the victims of 9/11 followed by the national anthem. After the silence, which was very well observed, there was an imposing and emotional fan near to us who yelled out 'stand up, stand up'. Alice and I were luckily already standing and we weren't quite sure who he was shouting out. With his baseball cap over his heart he was really in the moment. With mustard still dribbling down my chin I was for some strange reason caught up too and bang on cue at the end of the national anthem two fighter jets flew over head with ear bursting noise and fireworks erupted everywhere. It was truly spectacular in every sense. We hadn't even gotten to our seats by this point and we were still in the 'Pepsi Fan Zone'. I read after the game that some of the players for the 49ers knelt on one knee during the national anthem in support of the black lives matter movement. I'm guessing that is who the fan was shouting at but who knows.

    The 49ers were rank outsiders before the game and they ended up winning by 28-0. I was told that the game was sold out. To be honest I don't know how you would know that being there as nobody seems to stay seated for longer than 30 minutes. It does go on for about 3 hours mind. There are numerous adverts on the big screens during plays with various offers such as 'if 49ers win, Papa John's has 49% off everything tomorrow'. Offers and rewards are handed out like confetti. It was during a reward announcement that I found out that 'Jaxson' and 'Shreesh' are actual names.

    The hammering of a local rival ensured there was a good atmosphere after the game. At no time did this spill into anything other than sheer excitement. Really good entertainment all round. Now, we just have to get two trains and then an uber and we're home!

    Song of the Day:
    Radiohead - Palo Alto (we passed it on the train)
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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