January 11th, 2009


Travels With Cheryl

I did something today that I almost never do -- drive to San Francisco. I hate driving up there, but we needed to go somewhere else further north after our appointment downtown this morning, so it made sense to drive. Fortunately, Sunday morning is generally a nice quiet time to be driving over the Bay Bridge and getting into the Fifth & Mission parking garage. Thanks to my fretful leaving-too-early-because-traffic-is-unpredictable, we arrived very early and had time for coffee and pastry in the San Francisco Centre food court.

After our business in The City, we drove on up to Napa, where we attended the launch party for Culture magazine, the new magazine for cheese lovers.

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We made excellent time driving back from Napa except for a small slowdown just before the Carquinez Bridge. I opted to take I-780/680/Niles Canyon rather than the more direct route via 80/880; the former is more boring but less subject to unpredictable slowdowns.

Edit, 12 Jan 8:00: Included link to Cheryl's report.