Year 4, 2011-2.
Living in San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary, SF Symphony Masquerade Ball, Chicago, Boston, North Carolina, Salt Lake City, and Hawai'i trips.
1141 - Whiz Burgers
Old drive-in in the Mission District next to a wonderful colonial-style church.
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1153 - Tug of War
The new bestest and most awesomest toy of all time, which I have dubbed "K'ung fu-tsu Panda."
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1154 - Icicle Light Twilight
Downtown fading into the background beyond the LED glory of Kate's Christmas lights.
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1160 - Holy Virgin Mary Taco Eating Contest
The challenge - who can eat a single Taco Bell hard-shell taco the fastest?
Four rounds of tournament madness later.... Kolsky (not pictured) took home the prize, defeating one opponent in a mere 35 seconds.
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1167 - Lone Skater on Tenaya Lake
Meg next to Polly Dome, Yosemite National Park.
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1179 - Masquerade Ball
New Year's Eve awesomeness at Davies Hall.
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1177 - Masquerade
Got a couple of masks for New Year's Eve. Masquerade ball at the SF Symphony.
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1185 - Millenium Park
The Bean has always been one of my favorite pieces of public art. You see whatever you want to in it, and it's entertainingly distorted.
1183 - Lighting up the Clouds
Diffuse mottled pattern caused by city lights refracting through a low-lying cloud just east of San Francisco. Kind of an awesome view.
1186 - Good Morning, Chicago
View of the Near North and Lake Michigan just after dawn.
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1181 - Old Clam House
Notable for its vintage ad on the outside of the restaurant, the Old Clam House on Bayshore Blvd is in this awesome old building.
Apparently there since 1861, the ad captures a period when San Francisco "steam" beer (named because of the high carbonation of the style) was the dominant local style. Now, pretty much the only major brewery making steam beer is Anchor (about two miles north in Potrero).
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1192 - Smoggy Volcano over San Francisco Bay
A really smoggy day landing at SFO. The resident extinct volcano, Mt. Diablo, is the only thing high enough (3,864ft / 1,178m) to poke above the pollution layer.
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