Christmastime in the city

I’ve spent the holidays in a dozen cities,from Los Angeles to New York. I still think one of the most beautiful places to enjoy Christmas is San Francisco.
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On Christmas Eve, people packed into Union Square to see the tree, the Menorah and the ice rink.

We stopped by Lefty O’Douls for the annual toy drive. The bar had a huge wall of gifts from boys and girls.

“…and the bells will ring out on Christmas day!”

Lefty’s piano man performed the Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York.” I sang along with the chorus.

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We made dinner in Fremont. My hubby baked his chicken with herbs. I made pesto sauce with basil leaves from our garden. I added that to wheat penne and diced tomatoes. I had the Chirstmas station playing on Pandora and we toasted the holidays with a Bonny Doon Sirah.

We ended up eating more good food and laughing with my family in SoCal, 24 hours later.

Christmas Good Times.