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Old 05-24-2012   #31 (permalink)
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So travel is being altered (United AL) , and somewhat expected. We may have an 8 HR layover in SF!

That MAY work I think!?
You are only 10 minutes to Pacifica from the airport if you don't feel like hanging out there. Pacifica is a quaint little town minutes from the city. good food and beautiful views.
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So travel is being altered (United AL) , and somewhat expected. We may have an 8 HR layover in SF!

That MAY work I think!?
San Francisco is nice if you can get away for a bit. If not, be sure and hit the Boudin's restaurant in the airport. Boudin's is a famous San Francisco sour dough bread company. They have a place in the airport. Get a sourdough bread bowl with their equally delicious clam chowder. And an Anchor Steam Ale. San Fran's local brewery. Every time I have a connector in SF, I am REQUIRED to buy some fresh sourdough bowls and cans of chowder to bring home to my daughter. It's her favorite thing in the world.

Also the Gherardelli Chocolate factory is in SF. You will see that all over the airport too. If you return home through SF, I highly recommend stocking up to take home. It is a must try on the way in at the very least.

Better yet, if you leave the airport, go to the embarcadero (fisherman's wharf) and hit the Boudins there! A bread bowl of chowder and fresh crabs while looking out at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge. It's also a must see if time permits.

Leave the airport, crab a cab, lunch on the wharf, cab back, security check, fly to Portland. That's doable in 8 hours. No time to dillydally but doable.

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Welcome To Boudin Bakery

Www.bistroboudin.com

Www.fishermanswharf.org

Www.ghirardelli.com

Www.anchorbrewing.com


That's a fine lunch right there.

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San Francisco is nice if you can get away for a bit. If not, be sure and hit the Boudin's restaurant in the airport. Boudin's is a famous San Francisco sour dough bread company. They have a place in the airport. Get a sourdough bread bowl with their equally delicious clam chowder. And an Anchor Steam Ale. San Fran's local brewery. Every time I have a connector in SF, I am REQUIRED to buy some fresh sourdough bowls and cans of chowder to bring home to my daughter. It's her favorite thing in the world.

Also the Gherardelli Chocolate factory is in SF. You will see that all over the airport too. If you return home through SF, I highly recommend stocking up to take home. It is a must try on the way in at the very least.

Better yet, if you leave the airport, go to the embarcadero (fisherman's wharf) and hit the Boudins there! A bread bowl of chowder and fresh crabs while looking out at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge. It's also a must see if time permits.

Leave the airport, crab a cab, lunch on the wharf, cab back, security check, fly to Portland. That's doable in 8 hours. No time to dillydally but doable.
This sound Great, always wanted to go to Fishermans wharf, see the bridge and prison from a distance is ok by me.

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You are only 10 minutes to Pacifica from the airport if you don't feel like hanging out there. Pacifica is a quaint little town minutes from the city. good food and beautiful views.
Thank's that may work as well or as plan "B" timing wise.

I actually had been trying to buy air into SF and drive up the coast, what if we just don't make the connection and drive??

We really do not need to be anywhere until later the next day.
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This sound Great, always wanted to go to Fishermans wharf, see the bridge and prison from a distance is ok by me.



Thank's that may work as well or as plan "B" timing wise.

I actually had been trying to buy air into SF and drive up the coast, what if we just don't make the connection and drive??

We really do not need to be anywhere until later the next day.
We were at SFO yesterday, for an hour. Pretty good roast beef sandwiches from a food court that we ate afte we boarded our flight to St. Louis.
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We were at SFO yesterday, for an hour. Pretty good roast beef sandwiches from a food court that we ate afte we boarded our flight to St. Louis.
I plan to eat all the crab in the PNW, my absolute favorite food.

When is the game?
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I plan to eat all the crab in the PNW, my absolute favorite food.

When is the game?
Outdoor wedding tomorrow, high around 100

Game Sunday early afternoon, high 98

Gonna be warm, I hear
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Outdoor wedding tomorrow, high around 100

Game Sunday early afternoon, high 98

Gonna be warm, I hear
You missed the streaker last night then.
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You missed the streaker last night then.
Yes, but we heard about him
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This sound Great, always wanted to go to Fishermans wharf, see the bridge and prison from a distance is ok by me.



Thank's that may work as well or as plan "B" timing wise.

I actually had been trying to buy air into SF and drive up the coast, what if we just don't make the connection and drive??

We really do not need to be anywhere until later the next day.
SF to Eugene OR about an 8 hour drive. Add 2 more hours to get to Portland.
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I plan to eat all the crab in the PNW, my absolute favorite food.

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SF is ahuge crab fishery. There used to be big steamer pots serving up fresh crab inside the airport although I don't recall seeing any the last couple trips through. Should be plenty available in the restaunts there though. It will be plentiful when you get to Oregon as well. Specially on your coast drive.

Crab Louie sandwiches on sour dough is hard to beat. Basically a crab salad sandwich. Crab cocktails are served up in most places on the coast. (think shrimp cocktail but with crab meat instead.) We make those at home often with leftover crab meat. A pile of picked crab meat, some horse radish, franks redhot sauce and lemon juice. Crab cakes, crab enchiladas, crab omlettes and regular old crab legs and melted butter. I've seen all of these on menus. You'll be sick of it by the time you head home.

Oh, and salmon. Salmon will be on every menu, in every store, everwhere you go. I think between Roni and I there is going to be 3 diffent salmon dishes served up at the house. Salmon veracruzana and plank grilled, for meals and cold smoked for snacks.

I'm getting kinda hungry thinking about all.

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SF to Eugene OR about an 8 hour drive. Add 2 more hours to get to Portland.
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SF is ahuge crab fishery. There used to be big steamer pots serving up fresh crab inside the airport although I don't recall seeing any the last couple trips through. Should be plenty available in the restaunts there though. It will be plentiful when you get to Oregon as well. Specially on your coast drive.

Crab Louie sandwiches on sour dough is hard to beat. Basically a crab salad sandwich. Crab cocktails are served up in most places on the coast. (think shrimp cocktail but with crab meat instead.) We make those at home often with leftover crab meat. A pile of picked crab meat, some horse radish, franks redhot sauce and lemon juice. Crab cakes, crab enchiladas, crab omlettes and regular old crab legs and melted butter. I've seen all of these on menus. You'll be sick of it by the time you head home.

Oh, and salmon. Salmon will be on every menu, in every store, everwhere you go. I think between Roni and I there is going to be 3 diffent salmon dishes served up at the house. Salmon veracruzana and plank grilled, for meals and cold smoked for snacks.

I'm getting kinda hungry thinking about all.
I have plenty of time to decide, but the 8 hour layover is making me think, why waste all that time being somewhere We've never seen.

Then possibly stay that night in maybe Newport OR and drive up the coast the next day to Cannon Beach and southeast to Lake Oswego.

I know the being tired of eating lot's of the same food, it happen's with lobster here.
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Some Fisherman's Wharf shots on the way home from Syl's house a few years ago.




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I have plenty of time to decide, but the 8 hour layover is making me think, why waste all that time being somewhere We've never seen.

Then possibly stay that night in maybe Newport OR and drive up the coast the next day to Cannon Beach and southeast to Lake Oswego.

I know the being tired of eating lot's of the same food, it happen's with lobster here.
It's a long and somewhat boring drive once to leave SF and head east, then north, all the way to northern CA. It gets scenic from there. From about Redding CA, passing by Mount Shasta then into Oregon, over the Pass at the border. Nice views most of the way up. From SF, you can stay along the coast which is spectacular all the way up. (But THAT is a much longer time frame. I'd say 12 hours plus at LEAST.)

I think I would take the layover and try and see some of SF then fly up. But of course I've driven that stretch from So Cal to Oregon dozens of times and would rather turn 8 hours drive into a 2 hour flight. Having never been here, it might be a really great drive for you.

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It's a long and somewhat boring drive once to leave SF and head east, then north, all the way to northern CA. It gets scenic from there. From about Redding CA, passing by Mount Shasta then into Oregon, over the Pass at the border. Nice views most of the way up. From SF, you can stay along the coast which is spectacular all the way up. (But THAT is a much longer time frame. I'd say 12 hours plus at LEAST.)

I think I would take the layover and try and see some of SF then fly up. But of course I've driven that stretch from So Cal to Oregon dozens of times and would rather turn 8 hours drive into a 2 hour flight. Having never been here, it might be a really great drive for you.
I keep hearing Roni "you can't see it all" and this would be a strech, so we'll stick to the plan, flying into Portland.

Though we will / want to venture out to Fishermans wharf, taxi be best (from AP)? See bridge and prison from there!!!

Trolley on hill possible / nearby?? Would be KOOL TOO!!
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