Here’s a few more tidbits from my trip. Coincidentally, I got to see a lot of old friends, yet somehow didn’t bother to take pictures with them…
The Golden Gate was cloaked in fog for most of my trip, causing me to appreciate the shot I took of it last time.
Has Napa changed? Probably not. Still, no wineries were willing to “look the other way” and ship wine to my PA home this time. Tasting reservations were abound, as well as winery memberships. I’d say it’s an inevitable roadmap for craft beer to follow.
There’s nothing like tasting great wines by the glass, especially when you’re too cheap to buy a bottle.
I think Russian River wins the award for best sampler plate design. Seriously, why must every other brewery insist you memorize what the server recites to you?
I visited perhaps the coolest address west of Waverly and Waverly.
Yes, I own Windows PCs. I still made the trip to Cupertino as it intrigues me how this particular store is the only place in the world to sell Apple-branded pens, coffee mugs, and apparel. It’s a testament to how spoiled the Internet has made us.
I’ll confess I’d have visited the Google Campus Store in Palo Alto, as well, if only I could get in. That store is invite-by-employee-only, and besides, their goodies are available online.
Overall, I was a little disappointed. Oh well, it’s off my list.
Sure, an employee of Lucasfilm gave me a funny look, but when you have a fountain with Yoda perched on it you’re bound to have some fanboys loiter.
I did the quick, QUICK tour of the Walt Disney Family Museum in Presidio. Here’s that famous castle.
The Walt Disney Family Museum was running an exhibit of the art of Mary Blair, Disney’s art director for a number of classic films. Mind. Blown.
I'm a creative technologist at Hauck Interactive, Inc. and an adjunct instructor at HACC. I live in Harrisburg, Pa. with my wife and three boys. I enjoy good coffee, Trappist beers, Orioles baseball, and good design.