Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cali: Day 1, The Pier

   Having returned the bikes, we walked along the waterfront area, overrun with tourists, live musicians, panhandlers, food vendors and more... it was hopping for a Wednesday night!
Unsafe area? That's my favorite kind of area!!!
Scoma's had a great logo... on EVERYTHING.
    Arriving at Scoma's, we settled in for what was sure to be a fantastic dinner. We each ordered a cold Anchor Steam (which tasted unbelievably good!), and had oysters; I ordered a butternut squash soup with Dungeness crab, toasted pumpkin seeds and creme fraiche that now haunts my dreams and the seared ahi tuna with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. I also traded Dave some of my tuna for his hunk o' sourdough garlic bread—YUM!)
    All in all, a fun travel day. I hadn't visited the city in nearly 18 years, so I had forgotten how charming and wonderful it is. This was only the beginning of a great trip.