The east coast may have buildings dating back to the 1600s but the west coast has buildings dating back to the 1930s. And while the buildings from the 1600s are historic, the buildings from the 1930s are retro.
Angel Island State Park
In the middle of San Francisco Bay, Angel Island is a fun destination, especially if you can hop on a sailboat to get there. Get there early, though, as the slips can fill up. Then again, in the middle of December, you'll likely have your pick.
Upper Truckee River
As I headed down, the clouds reformed and it started to snow again. I ducked into a stand of trees for some shelter and debated whether I could have stayed there for the night if only I had packed a sleeping bag. I hadn't so it was a moot point. After shooting some videos and pictures, I headed back.
When I learned of the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve, I made a mental note that someday I would go there. In the interim, I sated myself with the poppies on hand along medians and Bay Area hiking trails. It did not help that the Internet had not yet been born and there was no ready way to find the preserve on my faded and un-indexed AAA-provided California road map.
We finally ventured out to Daffodil Hill to see what it was about on a beautiful spring day in the Sierra Foothills
Fishing Fleet @ Fisherman's Wharf
Granted, my recollection of the burger is inextricably linked with getting out of school before noon mixed with the headiness of the freedom that that entailed at the ripe age of 12. So while Roam Burger's French and Fries was likely the better tasting and prepared burger, nothing will never beat out those defrosted Thursday-afternoon patties.