All of these lines across my face - tell you the story of who I am - so many stories of where I've been - and how I got to where I am - but these stories don't mean anything - when you've got no one to tell them to - it's true - I was made for you. B. Carlile

Monday, March 5, 2012

"The Rock"

"If you disobey the rules of society, they send you to prison.
If you disobey the rules of the prison, they send you to us." Warden of Alcatraz

A rocky island of western California in San Francisco Bay. It was a military prison from 1859 to 1933 and a federal prison until 1963.

The Hole

Sunday, March 4, 2012


"The cool, grey city of love." George Sterling

Bare and I enjoyed a few days in the Bay Area, and we were most excited about....drum roll....
FOOD...specifically SEAFOOD!!
And we ate, and ate, and ate more!!

Some of our favorite spots and dishes!

The Stinking Rose--A Garlic Restaurant
They even served garlic ice cream.
Would recommend the Blood Orange Margarita, Bagna Calda, Sizzling Iron Skillet Roasted Combo,
and of course, the Dungeness Killer Crab!

R&G Lounge
Chinese Restaurant
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!
Of course, deep fried crab.

Roast Duck

Mama's on Washington Square
So tasty, we went two morning in a row.
Did I mention we walked almost a mile to get there and 
stood in line for at least 30 minutes both times?
Would do it tomorrow morning if we could.
This quaint place was an amazing find, that Bare found on his own!

Bare waiting in line, breakfast for his 30th birthday.

Worth the wait!!

Day #1

French Toast Sampler
3 of our Special House Baked Breads
Topped with Fresh Berries and Bananas

Smoked Salmon Benedict
2 Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon covered with Hollandaise Sauce

Day #2

Scrambled Florentine
Scrambled with Fresh Baby Spinach, Bacon, Onions, and White Cheddar Cheese

 Blue Mermaid
Chowder House & Bar

Started off with the Award Winning
Dungeness Crab and Corn Chowder

Belgium ale brewed in a bourbon barrel

Parmesan Crusted Sea Scallops

Fresh Seafood on the Pier

Yellowstone in Winter

"The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom."
Theodore Roosevelt

Snowmobile Tour in Yellowstone Park
March 3, 2012