Birds of a Feather

Our List September 26, 2009

Filed under: California Dreaming — kcfeather @ 6:41 pm

Updated 1/29/2010

Because we’ll be leaving Stanford and California behind (at least for a few years) once Clayton graduates, this summer we created a list of things that we’d like to do before we embark upon new adventures. I thought I’d post it here (with the things that we have already done crossed off). We’d welcome any suggestions!

Things to do before leaving CA

Around here

  • Hike Mission Peak (Fremont)
  • Visit Pinnacles National Monument
  • Pulgas Water Temple (fun, quick trip)

Places to eat

  • Chez TJ
  • Tamarine (for Valentine’s Day)
  • John Bentley’s
  • Sundance
  • The Mountain House – dessert
  • Junoon
  • Burger and fries at the Village Pub
  • Los Altos Grill

Monterey Area


  • Horseback riding in Big Sur
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Kayaking in Monterey Bay (saw otters, seals and lots of birds)
  • Seeing the butterflies in Monterey

San Francisco

  • Angel Island
  • Alcatraz
  • Walk across Golden Gate Bridge
  • California Academy of the Sciences
  • Ferry Building Farmer’s Market (just K, but I do always bring C treats when I go!)
  • OKeefe and Adams exhibit at SFMOMA

Places to eat

  • Pizzeria Delfina
  • Tartine Bakery
  • Slanted Door (we went to their takeout counter, which I think counts – it was great)
  • Red Crawfish
  • Burma Superstar
  • BStar Bar (both dinner and brunch were fantastic)
  • Canteen
  • Humphrey Slocombe (ice cream) – we’ve been twice already – Secret Breakfast is addictive

North of SF

  • Seeing rutting of the elks in Point Reyes (didn’t see the actual “antler fighting” but saw lots of bucks and harems)
  • Hiking Marin Headlands
  • Napa in the fall (in the fall obviously didn’t happen, but we’ll make it before we leave!)…we did – in the spring!

Places to eat

  • Pizzeria Picco (Marin)
  • Chez Pannise (Berkeley) – yummers!  Thanks to K’s parents for the gift certificate
  • Oliveto (Oakland)

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