San Francisco: Alcatraz and the MUNI

Day 2: Saturday March 16th: Up around 7 am. We had trouble sleeping late. John was awake at four am – still on Ohio time. We had breakfast at Denny’s on the first floor of the Holiday Inn and then took the F bus to Pier 33 where we boarded the ferry to Alcatraz aka…… Continue reading San Francisco: Alcatraz and the MUNI

San Francisco; Chinatown

Day 2B: Saturday March 16th:  We disembark the MUNI in  Chinatown, and  begin to walk down the bustling street. We were hungry and tired, but not finding what we wanted – a nice American Chinese restaurant. There were shops with open stalls on both sides of the narrow street. We strolled past baskets of unrecognizable…… Continue reading San Francisco; Chinatown

Ghostly Old Woman

When I was a teenager in northern Kentucky I heard and repeated many stories that were accepted as truth, but always began as ‘A friend said this happened to her cousin’s big brother’s girlfriend,’ or something to that affect. These tales seem to be similar across the country and are now considered ‘Urban Legends’, another…… Continue reading Ghostly Old Woman

The Queen of Drama

We all have heard the term “Drama Queen” to describe a person who overreacts to circumstances or events that adversely affect her (or him). Well I know someone who is not a “Drama Queen” but she is the ultimate “Queen of Drama”. She is our very own Queen of Heaven, the Mother of God. I…… Continue reading The Queen of Drama

Muir Woods & Trumpet Playing Taxi Driver

Day 3: Sunday March 17th: Saint Patrick’s Day. Coffee and breakfast at Denny’s again, then off to Muir Woods. We decided to take a Taxi on the recommendation of the Hotel Concierge. Cab fare at $60 was cheaper than paying $18 a person for a Tour Bus and more convenient. It took over an hour…… Continue reading Muir Woods & Trumpet Playing Taxi Driver

Sonoma & Napa Valley

Day 4: Monday March 18th: Today we do the Wine Country Tour – Sonoma and Napa Valley. The Grey Line tour bus came to pick us up at the hotel 15 minutes late, said there was an issue with a tire. From there he drove us to Pier 41 where we had to exchange our…… Continue reading Sonoma & Napa Valley

On the Dock of the Bay

Day 5: Tuesday March 19th: My birthday. When we awoke John said “Happy Birthday, Honey,” and I replied “Thank you sweetheart.” We had breakfast with our game buddies and back to rooms. I had business to take care of, three phone orders which I entered using my Kindle Fire. Work was complete by 10 am…… Continue reading On the Dock of the Bay