Last weekend for J's birthday we hopped in the car and drove, yes drove, to San Francisco. It was a fun adventure. The way there takes you through farm land and we passed tons of trucks loaded with tomatoes, onions, and nuts (the eating kind, I'm not sure about the drivers). We left at about 9:30 a.m. and got there around 5:30 p.m. - not horrible, but still a pretty long drive. This bridge is the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (pics to follow of the Golden Gate, another day). We stayed at the Kensington Park Hotel. It was comfy, clean, and a good home base. Farther down is a pic of the hand painted lobby ceiling. The building is turn of the century, and they have a playhouse on the 3rd floor which looked interesting. The elevator has a bench in it, or was it a fainting couch? When we arrived, tea and sherry was being served so I slorped a glass of straight sherry to help me unwind from the drive. :-) By the way, that fainting couch link takes you to someone's photo collection - all of which I adore.