Vibrant, Curious, and Original
Did You Know That Some Hotels are "Hip"?
I actually did. I've read about them, and can even name one from memory. The "W" hotel. Easy name. Apparently hip hotels have hip bars, dimly lighted halls, and hip customers, or as they call them in the hotel biz, "guests." It would never occur to me to actually stay in one, but it happened nonetheless. We took a short trip to San Diego last week, and the hotel at which we occasionally stay was full except for an extravagant suite, and the backup was just plain full. Searching for an alternative, the Indigo Hotel presented itself, at least on the internet, as a viable, non-extravagant, not full, hotel. Who knew about its "art and science..."?
Garbage Day in Rancho Bernardo
A Linzer Disappointment
Right down the street from the Garbage Day in Rancho Bernardo photograph was a bakery. Not just any bakery, but one that has Linzer tortes! And not just a generic bakery that sells random cookies, bagels, and oh yes - a cup of coffee, but a real bakery, with delicate pastries and even a promising name.
It's the Edelweiss Bakery (Since 1967)!
With a name like that, you'd expect great Linzer tortes. You'd be disappointed. They were fresh and had an adequate coating of powdered sugar. But, alas, insufficient jellification and the actual cookie portion was very pedestrian. I consumed my one exemplar and didn't return.
A Dessert Miracle! (Yes, it Incorporates Bananas)
Engulfed in flame, albeit briefly, is a confection described as a "sugar cake." There's also ice cream and whipped cream.
This confection is a product of the Eddie V restaurant in the San Diego Harbor district. It it terminally yummy, and responsible for a somewhat abstemious selection of sides and appetizers. There's no point having dinner at Eddie V without leaving "room" for dessert.
A Baseball Miracle!
San Diego has a major league baseball team called The Padres. We attended a game on Friday the 9th of June against the Kansas City Royals.
|The Padres have a player named Szczur.||How many Padres does it take to change a pitcher?||The Padres WON!|
Another Retirement Strategy Shot to Hell
So much for socking away money!
This sign/sticker was on the counter of a gas station in the Arizona desert west of Yuma, near the Mexican border, where Mr. Prius had a snack.
Pretty much any moisture in that area could well be considered questionable.