Truckee and Donner Lake, March 2014
those are birds
ski lifts at sugar bowl ski resort
donner lake, from rainbow bridge apparently aka the donner memorial bridge
our wonderful hosts treated us to blueberry pancakes with olallieberry and maple syrup
hike on the negro canyon trail and crazy layered clouds – are these lenticular?
looking the other way:
tanner, and look at those drool trails
well-deserved burgers from burger me with quite a bit of onion ring on top
With some time to spare before the wedding, we drove our rental car up to Port Costa to walk around for a little while and have some lunch. It was a treat. We looked out across the Carquinez strait and then meandered through the tiny town.
We were greeted by chickens driving a pickup truck, some sweet old cars, and this old theater sign:
We first walked into the Burlington Hotel cafe to and got a plate of bacon (Thanks Rob!) and some coffee. The cafe, like the exterior of the hotel is bright and inviting.
The bacon was predictably delicious:
But it was also a treat to walk around the hotel. Port Costa was a former port for wheat-shipping and the hotel was built in 1883, soon after the Port Costa was founded.
Antiques sign, across the stairwell:
We even got to peek into a few of the rooms.
The entrance to the Bertha room:Caffeinated and baconated, we checked out Wendy Addison’s Theater of Dreams studio:
and then elected to grab lunch at Crockett rather than eat at the Warehouse Cafe. Another time.
We ended up at the Valona Deli and I took this photo in the bathroom:
It was Bay to Breakers 2013, but we went across the bay, dressed normally, to get coffee and bread at The Mill.
Above: loaves of bread on wire racks.
The cappuccino made with four barrel coffee in a nuova point cup was enjoyable. rosetta of the day: heart
nice interior with natural light
their toast was great. cinnamon and sugar and butter on a sourdough country loaf. thick, chewy, robust crust.
mmm, delicious bread. dancing food prep dude was into the music.
another gorgeous saturday in Oakland:
I stopped by Oaklandish to drop off some Antietam Designs earrings. They were working on getting their Manifesto collab bike display up in the window. Then I visited Sweet Bar at 24th and Broadway; I’d been meaning to stop by for quite some time now. I picked up the Strawberry Rhubarb Polenta upside-down cake. Delicious.
fresh pasta at giovanni rana in chelsea market
this bicycle is not like the others
NYU’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
this one had no trouble posing. chocolate labrador?construction. we took a little peek into an unattended construction entrance.
obligatory subway shot – Lorimer St/Metropolitan Ave
cafeteria waste in Bed-Stuy
stencil + marker + drips?snow in the flatiron district
pi door handle at the Museum of Mathematics steam
good bye, new york
— update: 09/26/12 – I realized that I had never posted these. From the archives, this is Eat Real Festival 2010.
Crowds of people at Eat Real Fest 2010
Flag and palm trees above Jack London Square
eat real festival balloon against the blue skies of oakland: “our pitmaster can smoke your honor student” – Jim N Nick’s BBQ
Jenni and the ever-photogenic Sputnik by Ritual Coffee Roasters:Jenni
Our last two days in the Ecuadorian Amazon consisted of more day and night hikes and canopy tower visits.
Carlos showed us how the woven thatch roofs of the cabins are made.
I was really surprised to see new growth on branches that had obviously been cut a while back. This branch was used as a hand-rail but still had a few fresh leaves. Is it the humidity that permits this?
I think this is the Amazon Wood Lizard (Enyalioides laticeps) aka aka “”Guichenot’s Dwarf Iguana” aka “Sacha runa”
I think this was a blunthead tree snake (Imantodes cenchoa)
motorbike at the market in Coca
Palm weevil grubs (rhynchophorus palmarum?) aka Grugru with yucca. The larvae eat palm hearts. The grubs were covered with some type of sauce and then grilled.
I thought they were kind of gross. The sauce gave it a sausage-y flavor. The skin had a sort of tough texture and the inside was kind of mushy. The head was crunchy.
A photo of Coca Cola stockpiles that I took while waiting for our ride to the airport.
school girls in Coca
Here are photos from the 2012 Temescal Street Fair that kind of go along with the time lapse:
Hannah from Doughnut Dolly serving up her bread pudding
The John Brothers Piano Company play on Telegraph Ave
Oaklandish bus. still trying to get my keep oakland fresh t-shirt.
And now for the dog section of this blog post:
suspicious dog is sususpicious
curious dog with hidden eyes is curious
small dog has small dog syndrome. except with jason.
This is the part of the blog post where I post pictures of people checking out Jason and Alfie and Lisa’s bikes:
Is this guy looking at the waterford or the softride beam? (softride only makes trailer hitches and bike rack accessories now? how sad)
what about this guy?