Tag Archives: tourist

Hot Mama’s Pizza

When you move away from the New York Metro Area, one of the first things you need to do is adjust your culinary expectations. It’s not that every area in the US outside of New York City doesn’t have great food – all regions absolutely do. It’s just that the staples, your normal go-to’s for […]

San Francisco 2014 (part 4)

Continued from San Francisco (part 3) Saturday afternoon, my sister is driving us east on California St toward the Embarcadero so that E and I can check in at the Hyatt. My uncle M is already checked in and at the hotel, having caught the BART from the airport after flying up from Los Angeles. […]

San Francisco 2014 (part 3)

Continued from Part 2 My flight begins with frustation as I unsuccessfully try to check in online at home before leaving for the airport. I bought my flight through Expedia. Expedia says it’s an American Airlines flight but American won’t let me check in because the flight is operated by Alaska Airlines. I go to […]

San Francisco 2014 (part 2)

Continued from San Francisco 2014 (Part 1) I haven’t been to San Francisco in about three and half years, E probably more like five. Though it’s been a while, at times past we’ve been regular visitors to the Bay Area as my oldest sister M has lived in the peninsular city since 1998.  We 1st […]

The Gum Wall

Well, it exists. I was able to make it 7.5 years living in this town, believing that as long as I didn’t visit it, it didn’t exist. But then I saw it. And it does exist. And it is gross. I was walking around downtown a few days ago with some friends when we found […]