Last weekend we dashed to Oakland with Jennifer and George to see Fanny…their daughter and our niece. Fanny has lived in the east bay area for about 5 years but R and I haven’t been to visit..so we had a long sunny weekend of good fun, good food and lots of art. Fanny made all the arrangements including the wonderful Airbnb and making the flight reservations, so it was an easy and delightful trip…all we had to do was pay!!
Our “high street” was Piedmont where we found a good first-night dinner at Mistura
Friday began with Beautys Bagels
Visiting the “there” sign …see Getrude Stein
heading to BAMPFA to see two shows I had been reading about…
and on to Chez Panisse where they frown on photographs but not on drawing…I snuck this one though…
and then came Saturday…Oakland all day starting at the market, lunch with Patrick and Martin, coffee at Haddon Hill after watching the pelicans dive into Lake Merritt, prepping for dinner at Forest’s…
And then off to dinner at Forest’s pretty fantastic live/work space (studio dreams)
and then to the OMCA where there was an exhibit of things from “Burning Man”…things from their collection, and other good things on view…
…and then a whole section of one of my favorites Joan Brown…
off to Rosenblum Cellars to meet up with Gilad and Lily and drink some wine, watch the smoky sunset,
Oakland plant life captivated me…bamboo and rosemary sheared into hedges, succulents everywhere, flowers in bloom all over…
So fun to travel, even this way. Thanks for the inclusion. Jo
Glad you joined Jo..xo
Extraordinary adventure! Thanks for the wonderful sharing!
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We’ve been a little low on adventure lately too 😎
That all the arrangements were made for you, what a great treat!! Looks like a great trip. Have never been there myself. ginny
No kidding…a great ay to travel…just keep handing over the Visa card!
You certainly got my heart pumping this morning….wonderful trip and blog. Thank you for sharing!!!
It was fun to go back to summer!
Thanks Chris xo
What a wonderful trip! So many new images to put into your head, and places to see and enjoy.
Thanks Helen…I had so many it was hard to choose!
Your blogs are such a delight!
What a delightful trip! Enjoyed what you shared.😍
FUN!! Looks like I have some new places to visit next time I visit my sister in Oakland:)