SF Bay Area
Exploring downtown San Jose for the first time in ages to start off the day. Philz Coffee, San Pedro Square, and Taco Bell Cantina were notable stops, plus the very stylish city hall. Things have changed quite a bit, looks like downtown San Jose; after two decades of irregular, aborted, and failed development, might finally be approaching a critical mass.
Off to the Udom's afterwards to hang out in a slightly-less-chaotic situation than the day before. t'was good to catch up; getting hard to do that now that there's four kids in the group. *grins*
Then up to Osteria Bella for Simon's mom's birthday, with a brief stop at B Patisserie beforehand for their superb pastries. Family, friends, and way too much Italian food resulted at Osteria Bella, with eggplant parm leading the way and a mushroom polenta being Pearl's favorite. Happy Birthday, Grandma Lai!