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  1. #1
    Cheryl Guest

    Default SF/Berkeley visit

    Sorry to say my visit ends tonight because we have to be at the Oakland
    airport at 4:30am. We had a wonderful visit and the wedding at the Rose
    Garden was really great. It's been pretty cold up until today, and during
    the wedding we sat in full sun, no breeze, and I almost melted. lol My
    cousin's new wife is a keeper. We all approve. The fru fru food was really
    good and I tried everything. I didn't really like the cous cous, but that
    was the only thing. They walked some starters around and I tried everything
    except for something with a tomato because I don't like them raw. I took
    pictures of each tray and I might post them later, but my cousin was trying
    to help spread the word about his chef friend, so I'll definitely send the
    pics to him to post on the site he's working on for the chef.

    We ate dinner last night at HS Lordships at the Berkeley Marina and it was
    really good. Except for the lobster tail my niece got, but we're East
    coasters and used to Maine lobster and nothing compares. Niece didn't want
    to eat it, and they took it off of the bill. I had rare prime rib, sides
    and for a starter, French onion soup that was divine. The view of the bay
    was great and it was like sitting right on it at sun set with the fog
    rolling in, and high tide, too. Our waiter said the tides have been coming
    in higher lately.

    The rest of our meals were just grab as can get because we were more
    interested in the sight-seeing and visited the Redwoods at Muir Woods, Pier
    39 at the Fishermans Wharf, Sausalito and a little shopping, Lombardo St
    and the windy road, GG bridge walk which I had to sit out because my back
    and knee are totally shot from all of the walking.

    A wonderful visit, good friends and family, both new and old and those we
    rarely see. And the B&B has been a great experience. Wow, I sound like an
    advertisement for SF/Berkeley. LOL




  2. #2
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Cheryl wrote:

    > We ate dinner last night at HS Lordships at the Berkeley Marina and it was
    > really good. Except for the lobster tail my niece got, but we're East
    > coasters and used to Maine lobster and nothing compares.


    Although I've lived on the West Coast since 1987, I agree that Maine lobster
    is the best. The Pacific Northwest has some great seafood, but lobster isn't
    its strong point.


    > for a starter, French onion soup that was divine.


    Damn. Now I'm jonesing for the French onion soup I made for New Year's Eve.
    The onions had been deglazed again and again, sometimes with Madeira and
    sometimes with duck stock. It was the best soup I've ever had -- not just
    the best ONION soup, I mean it was the best soup PERIOD.


    > Our waiter said the tides have been coming in higher lately.


    Naturally, because of the melting polar ice caps!


    > A wonderful visit, good friends and family, both new and old and those we
    > rarely see. And the B&B has been a great experience. Wow, I sound like
    > an advertisement for SF/Berkeley. LOL


    Did you mention which B&B you stayed? It might make for a nice overnight for
    Lin and me.

    Bob




  3. #3
    JL Guest

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    Sorry, pass.

    Just more bibliophlys waiting and wanting a crass supremacy of style.

    Have a nice day
    --
    JL


    Cheryl wrote:

    > Sorry to say my visit ends tonight because we have to be at the Oakland
    > airport at 4:30am. We had a wonderful visit and the wedding at the Rose
    > Garden was really great. It's been pretty cold up until today, and
    > during the wedding we sat in full sun, no breeze, and I almost melted.
    > lol My cousin's new wife is a keeper. We all approve. The fru fru food
    > was really good and I tried everything. I didn't really like the cous
    > cous, but that was the only thing. They walked some starters around and
    > I tried everything except for something with a tomato because I don't
    > like them raw. I took pictures of each tray and I might post them
    > later, but my cousin was trying to help spread the word about his chef
    > friend, so I'll definitely send the pics to him to post on the site he's
    > working on for the chef.
    >
    > We ate dinner last night at HS Lordships at the Berkeley Marina and it
    > was really good. Except for the lobster tail my niece got, but we're
    > East coasters and used to Maine lobster and nothing compares. Niece
    > didn't want to eat it, and they took it off of the bill. I had rare
    > prime rib, sides and for a starter, French onion soup that was divine.
    > The view of the bay was great and it was like sitting right on it at sun
    > set with the fog rolling in, and high tide, too. Our waiter said the
    > tides have been coming in higher lately.
    >
    > The rest of our meals were just grab as can get because we were more
    > interested in the sight-seeing and visited the Redwoods at Muir Woods,
    > Pier 39 at the Fishermans Wharf, Sausalito and a little shopping,
    > Lombardo St and the windy road, GG bridge walk which I had to sit out
    > because my back and knee are totally shot from all of the walking.
    >
    > A wonderful visit, good friends and family, both new and old and those
    > we rarely see. And the B&B has been a great experience. Wow, I sound
    > like an advertisement for SF/Berkeley. LOL
    >
    >
    >



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  4. #4
    ntantiques Guest

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    On Jul 10, 10:59*pm, "Cheryl" <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Sorry to say my visit ends tonight because we have to be at the Oakland
    > airport at 4:30am. *We had a wonderful visit and the wedding at the Rose
    > Garden was really great. *It's been pretty cold up until today, and during
    > the wedding we sat in full sun, no breeze, and I almost melted. *lol *My
    > cousin's new wife is a keeper. We all approve. *The fru fru food was really
    > good and I tried everything. *I didn't really like the cous cous, but that
    > was the only thing. *They walked some starters around and I tried everything
    > except for something with a tomato because I don't like them raw. *I took
    > pictures of each tray and I might post them later, but my cousin was trying
    > to help spread the word about his chef friend, so I'll definitely send the
    > pics to him to post on the site he's working on for the chef.
    >
    > We ate dinner last night at HS Lordships at the Berkeley Marina and it was
    > really good. *Except for the lobster tail my niece got, but we're East
    > coasters and used to Maine lobster and nothing compares. * Niece didn'twant
    > to eat it, and they took it off of the bill. *I had rare prime rib, sides
    > and for a starter, French onion soup that was divine. *The view of the bay
    > was great and it was like sitting right on it at sun set with the fog
    > rolling in, and high tide, too. *Our waiter said the tides have been coming
    > in higher lately.
    >
    > The rest of our meals were just grab as can get because we were more
    > interested in the sight-seeing and visited the Redwoods at Muir Woods, Pier
    > 39 at the Fishermans Wharf, Sausalito and a little shopping, *Lombardo St
    > and the windy road, GG bridge walk which I had to sit out because my back
    > and knee are totally shot from all of the walking.
    >
    > A wonderful visit, good friends and family, both new and old and those we
    > rarely see. *And the B&B has been a great experience. *Wow, I sound like an
    > advertisement for SF/Berkeley. *LOL


    Ah, I remember the original thread and am so glad the wedding weekend
    was a success...recall several of us suggested you dress in
    layers...the Berkeley Rose Garden was one of my favorite haunts - so
    pretty this time of year.

    Gosh, Hs Lordships has been there forever - well at least it was
    already there when I was in college, and I'm no spring chicken. It
    was expensive, one of the Bay Area's nicest restaurants back in the
    day, and you always knew a date was "serious" when he scraped together
    the $ to take you there...more than one of my friends was proposed to
    there as the sun set over the Bay - very romantic.

    Nancy T

  5. #5
    koko Guest

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    On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 01:59:40 -0400, "Cheryl" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Sorry to say my visit ends tonight because we have to be at the Oakland
    >airport at 4:30am. We had a wonderful visit and the wedding at the Rose
    >Garden was really great.


    snippage of a great time.

    Sounds like you ate good and enjoyed your family. I'm looking forward
    to the photos.

    Thanks for sharing Cheryl.

    koko
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  6. #6
    Steve Pope Guest

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    Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:

    [snip]

    > A wonderful visit, good friends and family, both new and
    > old and those we rarely see. And the B&B has been a great
    > experience. Wow, I sound like an advertisement for SF/Berkeley.
    > LOL


    I'm glad you had a good visit to the five-one-oh. Us homies
    appreciate it!

    Steve

  7. #7
    Cheryl Guest

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    "JL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:377d2$4c396677$42357ae4$[email protected]. .

    > Sorry, pass.
    >
    > Just more bibliophlys waiting and wanting a crass supremacy of style.
    >


    What exactly are you trying to say, Joe? It looks sort of insulting to me,
    but I can't tell for sure.

    > Have a nice day


    I did! Hope you did too!



  8. #8
    Cheryl Guest

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    "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote in message
    news:4c396240$0$9316$[email protected]..
    > Cheryl wrote:


    >
    > Damn. Now I'm jonesing for the French onion soup I made for New Year's
    > Eve.
    > The onions had been deglazed again and again, sometimes with Madeira and
    > sometimes with duck stock. It was the best soup I've ever had -- not just
    > the best ONION soup, I mean it was the best soup PERIOD.
    >

    I have yet to make a good onion soup myself so I enjoy it when prepared well
    by others. My mom makes a really good creamy onion soup.

    >
    >> Our waiter said the tides have been coming in higher lately.

    >
    > Naturally, because of the melting polar ice caps!
    >
    >

    Ok, duh! Thanks for pointing that out because on the east coast I wouldn't
    expect that. Maybe it happens, but I hadn't thought about the effect.

    >> A wonderful visit, good friends and family, both new and old and those we
    >> rarely see. And the B&B has been a great experience. Wow, I sound like
    >> an advertisement for SF/Berkeley. LOL

    >
    > Did you mention which B&B you stayed? It might make for a nice overnight
    > for
    > Lin and me.
    >

    I did, to Chris. It was the Rose Garden Inn on Telegraph Ave, not far from
    Ashby. Everyone there was so great and accommodating, especially since we
    were on east coast time, so were up really early. They serve a nice buffet
    style breakfast with everything you could want, though simple food. Cereal,
    eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles/toast/muffins, juice, milk, great coffee, tea.
    The only thing I didn't like was that they had gas fireplaces in almost
    every room of the common areas, so our room one flight up was pretty hot
    even when it was cold outside[1]. The garden was beautiful and we enjoyed
    watching the hummingbirds while we drank coffee.

    [1]
    Cold being a relative term since we flew out of 100+F temps here, and the
    first 3 days were fairly chilly to me. Saturday and the wedding was perfect
    weather but down in the Rose Garden the air was still, so it felt hotter
    than it really was.




  9. #9
    Cheryl Guest

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    "ntantiques" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...

    >> A wonderful visit, good friends and family, both new and old and those we
    >> rarely see. And the B&B has been a great experience. Wow, I sound like
    >> an
    >> advertisement for SF/Berkeley. LOL

    >
    > Ah, I remember the original thread and am so glad the wedding weekend
    > was a success...recall several of us suggested you dress in
    > layers...the Berkeley Rose Garden was one of my favorite haunts - so
    > pretty this time of year.


    Yup, and I appreciated those suggestions. My dress for the wedding, though,
    was mostly lace and warm-weather friendly. We dressed in layers for the
    site-seeing and the drives. We noted that the Rose Garden wasn't really
    blooming well. It looked unkempt. My mom said she read that funds were cut
    to keep it up, and it showed. Everything was badly in need of water and
    trimming.

    >
    > Gosh, Hs Lordships has been there forever - well at least it was
    > already there when I was in college, and I'm no spring chicken. It
    > was expensive, one of the Bay Area's nicest restaurants back in the
    > day, and you always knew a date was "serious" when he scraped together
    > the $ to take you there...more than one of my friends was proposed to
    > there as the sun set over the Bay - very romantic.
    >


    ) I'll bet! It wasn't really busy there. I made reservations in the
    morning of Friday, but the room they seated us in was mostly empty at 7pm.
    There were a good many cars there, so it seems they spread people out.




  10. #10
    Cheryl Guest

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    "koko" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 01:59:40 -0400, "Cheryl" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Sorry to say my visit ends tonight because we have to be at the Oakland
    >>airport at 4:30am. We had a wonderful visit and the wedding at the Rose
    >>Garden was really great.

    >
    > snippage of a great time.
    >
    > Sounds like you ate good and enjoyed your family. I'm looking forward
    > to the photos.
    >

    I'll try to share some tonight or tomorrow. If I can't, it will be soon.
    There are some I'd like to share.




  11. #11
    Cheryl Guest

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    "Steve Pope" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:i1cr7s$e12$[email protected]..
    > Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > [snip]
    >
    >> A wonderful visit, good friends and family, both new and
    >> old and those we rarely see. And the B&B has been a great
    >> experience. Wow, I sound like an advertisement for SF/Berkeley.
    >> LOL

    >
    > I'm glad you had a good visit to the five-one-oh. Us homies
    > appreciate it!


    It was quite eclectic. The first night we were there we wanted to walk
    somewhere close and find some dinner. Some restaurants were closed and it
    was early. Then all we kept finding were Indian and Thai food and I can't
    eat either due to the spices. We settled on an Italian place run by Chinese
    and no one was impressed. I liked the prawns I had, though. We noticed
    everywhere had bathrooms locked up tight and only available to paying
    customers. I don't think I've seen that in restaurants here where the
    bathrooms required keys. But it wasn't about the food there. For me. It
    was the culture. And the arts. We saw some interesting vehicles - sort of
    home made campers. One had teeth. One looked like it belonged to Fred
    Sanford.

    We saw a guy yelling at an old homeless man, telling him to "get out of my
    neighborhood and you know I'll make you. We don't want you here".... We
    thought it was a shop keeper, but it wasn't. Are there like turf wars or
    something? LOL!


  12. #12
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Cheryl wrote:

    >>> Our waiter said the tides have been coming in higher lately.

    >>
    >> Naturally, because of the melting polar ice caps!
    >>

    > Ok, duh! Thanks for pointing that out because on the east coast I
    > wouldn't expect that. Maybe it happens, but I hadn't thought about the
    > effect.


    No, no, I was kidding! (I don't want you going around telling people that
    the high tides in California were caused by the melting ice caps!) Higher
    tides (called "spring" high tides, even though they don't necessarily occur
    during springtime) are actually caused by the moon's being at its closest
    point in its orbit around the earth.


    > I did, to Chris. It was the Rose Garden Inn on Telegraph Ave, not far
    > from Ashby.


    I'll keep it in mind for next time Lin and I have reason to stay overnight
    in that area. Thanks!

    Bob




  13. #13
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <15d_n.7090$[email protected]>,
    "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The rest of our meals were just grab as can get because we were more
    > interested in the sight-seeing and visited the Redwoods at Muir Woods, Pier
    > 39 at the Fishermans Wharf, Sausalito and a little shopping, Lombardo St
    > and the windy road, GG bridge walk which I had to sit out because my back
    > and knee are totally shot from all of the walking.
    >
    > A wonderful visit, good friends and family, both new and old and those we
    > rarely see. And the B&B has been a great experience. Wow, I sound like an
    > advertisement for SF/Berkeley. LOL


    Sounds like you had a wonderful time. :-)
    What did you think of the coastal redwoods?
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  14. #14
    Cheryl Guest

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    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..

    > What did you think of the coastal redwoods?


    I had no idea that their roots are only about 6' deep and the only way they
    are supported is because the roots spread out wide. Isn't that amazing?


  15. #15
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <Q8v_n.27305$[email protected]>,
    "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]..
    >
    > > What did you think of the coastal redwoods?

    >
    > I had no idea that their roots are only about 6' deep and the only way they
    > are supported is because the roots spread out wide. Isn't that amazing?


    They are indeed... especially considering the size of the seeds they
    start from! ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  16. #16
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <Q8v_n.27305$[email protected]>,
    > "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news[email protected]..
    >>
    >> > What did you think of the coastal redwoods?

    >>
    >> I had no idea that their roots are only about 6' deep and the only way
    >> they
    >> are supported is because the roots spread out wide. Isn't that amazing?

    >
    > They are indeed... especially considering the size of the seeds they
    > start from! ;-)
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >


    Not to compare with the redwoods (which I saw as a young girl when I lived
    in CA), there's a 400 year old live oak tree here on the island where I
    live. It's huge, and the branches seem to go on forever. It's dripping
    with Spanish moss, of course It's located in an 18th century cemetery.
    It's a gorgeous old tree.

    Jill


  17. #17
    ntantiques Guest

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    On Jul 11, 4:59 pm, "Cheryl" <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > (snipped)
    >
    > Yup, and I appreciated those suggestions. My dress for the wedding, though,
    > was mostly lace and warm-weather friendly. We dressed in layers for the
    > site-seeing and the drives. We noted that the Rose Garden wasn't really
    > blooming well. It looked unkempt. My mom said she read that funds were cut
    > to keep it up, and it showed. Everything was badly in need of water and
    > trimming.


    Am sorry to hear that this lovely public garden is having a tough
    time, but with the drought and CA budget problems, I guess it's not
    surprising. In this economy, at budget time it's tough enough for
    people, much less plants or animals.

    > > Gosh, Hs Lordships has been there forever - well at least it was
    > > already there when I was in college, and I'm no spring chicken. It
    > > was expensive, one of the Bay Area's nicest restaurants back in the
    > > day, and you always knew a date was "serious" when he scraped together
    > > the $ to take you there...more than one of my friends was proposed to
    > > there as the sun set over the Bay - very romantic.

    >
    > ) I'll bet! It wasn't really busy there. I made reservations in the
    > morning of Friday, but the room they seated us in was mostly empty at 7pm.
    > There were a good many cars there, so it seems they spread people out.


    Hs Lordship's is bigger than you might think and they used to do a
    huge banquet/wedding business - possibly the key to their longevity.
    They haven't really changed the decor or the menu since the late
    1960's - before the whole Alice Waters/Chez Panisse "foodie" movement.
    Somehow they've managed to outlive most of their waterfront neighbors
    and survive in spite of the explosion of serious restaurant
    competition in the East Bay. Maybe it's the onion soup? A 40+ year run
    for any restaurant is pretty remarkable if you ask me.

    Nancy T (God, this makes me feel ancient)

  18. #18
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > newsmpomelet-F5B65F.2[email protected]..
    > > In article <Q8v_n.27305$[email protected]>,
    > > "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news[email protected]..
    > >>
    > >> > What did you think of the coastal redwoods?
    > >>
    > >> I had no idea that their roots are only about 6' deep and the only way
    > >> they
    > >> are supported is because the roots spread out wide. Isn't that amazing?

    > >
    > > They are indeed... especially considering the size of the seeds they
    > > start from! ;-)
    > > --
    > > Peace! Om
    > >

    >
    > Not to compare with the redwoods (which I saw as a young girl when I lived
    > in CA), there's a 400 year old live oak tree here on the island where I
    > live. It's huge, and the branches seem to go on forever. It's dripping
    > with Spanish moss, of course It's located in an 18th century cemetery.
    > It's a gorgeous old tree.
    >
    > Jill


    Old oak trees are very magical. :-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  19. #19
    brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 23:26:26 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <Q8v_n.27305$[email protected]>,
    > "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news[email protected]..
    >>
    >> > What did you think of the coastal redwoods?

    >>
    >> I had no idea that their roots are only about 6' deep and the only way they
    >> are supported is because the roots spread out wide. Isn't that amazing?

    >
    >They are indeed...


    Most all trees have shallow root systems... relatively few have tap
    roots and of those few that would have tap roots it's rather rare they
    develop very much if at all.

    http://www.snwa.com/html/land_trees_roots.html

    http://www.tlcfortrees.info/tree_root_myths.htm

    What's amazing is that trees suvive at all where most people live.




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