Monday, April 7, 2008

The obligatory catch up entry…

Ugg I know I know - all I have been hearing is "ohh, your not blogging anymore?" so here we go...

My trip to Northern Cali...

First Stop: Stockton California

I have to say that Stockton was not as bad as I thought it would be... Lots of new development and trendy shops... I guess the central valley is trying to come up in the world. Still not much to do at night - I mostly overate at outback and applebees and slept in my hotel which was nice (what I expect from a courtyard)

Second Stop: San Jose California

2 days in the bay... I spent the last part of my trip in San Jose - which was uneventful - I stayed in the very cute and efficient TownePlace Suites in Campbell - I have to say that if I lived in a big city this is what kind of little apartment I would want to live in. There was a living room/bedroom area, small fully equipped kitchen with a fridge (to keep the vodka and leftovers cold) and a nice size bathroom. I will definitely put the TownePlace brand on my Marriott radar when I travel again.








I was good this time and actually rented a compact car; a Hyundai Sonata - after a week I'm not a fan - it was full of cheap plastic and had a very small engine with no pickup...

WOW - those models really add a lot to the car... hi pretty ladies...

The highlight of my trip was a fun excursion on the BART (I have a love for anything public transport) So I got on the train in Union City and took it up to Oakland - it moved so much faster than the Metrolink, but was ohh so dirty - here is a little video of me getting on the northbound train:

3 comments:

Shelz said...

on the hotel brian - I liked the SW motiff ;-)

3Leonards said...

Wow... this post was so optimistic and cheery. You even had good things to say about the hotels you stayed in! I like this new leaf you're turning over. :)

Lee Jones said...

What was the trip for, fun?

I like the way the video actually ended with you sitting down. I'm glad I didn't witness a mugging, though... that is one deserted train!