Posts Tagged ‘Oakland’

Travel Theme: Details

It’s all about the details. Street art in San Francisco’s Clarion Alley.

My last bootcamp workout in Daly City.
#Werkit - My last Bootcamp workout with @o2bodyfit. These guys rock! They helped me become stronger.

Doggie Diner spotting by 16th and Valencia in San Francisco.
Here's looking at you kid. #DoggieDiner pit stop by 16th and Valencia in #SF Mission.  @johnwlaw @EmperorsBridge

A bonfire burning brightly and quickly in Oakland … our last night in the Bay Area.
Burn baby burn. One way to get rid of an old Xmas tree. Last bonfire in the Bay Area

Random moments before I said good-bye.

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Details.

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Forget Baskin-Robbins!

“Regular or Phillips?”

Our Oakland buddy dubbed that as the name of his BBQ. Scott served up some our favorites from last time, including that amazing hickory-smoked salmon.

Home Brewed Ale w/brown sugar at the Oakland BBQ. Kept foaming!
I fried up some beef lumpia for the party. I left out the patis & peanut oil in this batch. Another party-goer offered up his home-brewed Brown Ale. He said he used brown sugar. He says that’s probably what gave his foamy beer its caramel aftertaste.

For dessert, Scott made vanilla ice cream. It tasted so creamy and sweet. I wanted seconds.
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The Heat Is On

I love our grill! June has been a great month to toss meat, seafood and veggies over the flames.

Grilling Seafood and Meat

I love the communal nature of grilling. As a married couple, we share prep duties in the kitchen. Together, we brainstorm herb and spice rubs for our proteins and vegetables. Over the weekend, I used salt, pepper and Spice Islands’ Chipotle Chile Seasoning on our shrimp kabobs.

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Stop Leaving Me!

On Saturday night, Mark pointed out we had a lot of good-byes. In San Francisco, we said “Bon Voyage” to my Medill for her cross-country road trip home. We also watched the last episodes of Battlestar Galactica. The series finale answered all questions except for one: “Will there be another war between the humans and cylons?”

On Sunday, the Parkway closed its doors for good.
Rehearsal

My hubby and I had our first movie date there. Scary Movie 2. I know, quality cinema. Beyond my love life, I feel like this theater played a big part in my coming of age in the Bay Area. It was one of the first places I enjoyed ordering beer and chilling with my friends. It was a lovely place to hang out without trying to scream at each other over loud dance music and strobing lights.

The Parkway made being an adult fun.


FAREWELL PARKWAY – 2009 @ Yahoo! Video

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