I had a business trip to Ames Research Center in San Jose this last week. With a great opportunity to go to the area we figured Kendra and Levi would join me and we’d go early.
We stayed in San Francisco to be closer to all of the sights we wanted to see. On the first day we decided to go to the Jelly Belly factory, once we realized it was so close. We have both talked about going there for a long time, so it was a good opportunity.
It was Good Friday, so lots of kids were out of school and the wait was really long.
Once we got in we were supposed to wear little hats for our hair. Levi didn’t like the idea very much and kept taking it off.
Here’s a shot of us after the tour. In the background is a jelly bean mosaic of Ronald Reagan.
On the way out we saw a cool motorcycle done with a really fancy Jelly Belly paint job. It was pretty cool to see.
There was also a van and a VW Beetle with logos on it. We decided to try for a self portrait.
Our hotel in San Francisco was the Good Hotel. It uses a lot of recycled products for its facility, included repurposed wood for the bed. The hotel had been recently redone, so it was nice. On one wall of the bedroom it had this sign.
This is a shot of the room. The thing above the bed is a set of blinds that change pictures. The throw pillow is made from recycled comforters.
While in town we met up with our friend Aamir from school. We wanted to do brunch, and he had heard about some good restaurants in the Castro district. If you’ve heard about the film Milk then the Castro district has a link. This picture was taken in Harvey Milk Plaza. It was a little odd there. I’m not a big fan of PDA in general. When its two men making out I’m a little disgusted. Definitely not my cup of tea.
Here’s a shot of us after we had wandered around for a while looking for a park. With the insane hills we never did manage to get up to the park before we had to get going.
I have a TON more pictures that I’ll be posting, but I’m going to space them out. I should be able to get about 5 more posts out of them all.