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fredvintage

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Hello skaters,

I'm taking my girl, eleonore 13yo to Califronia in mid feb.
Arriving in SF on feb 14th, we'll stay 4  days, then rent a car and drive to LA for another 4 days or so.
I'm leaving from LAX to Paris on 23 rd.
So... I think it'd be cool to meet BDS bro.
It ain't a skate or surf trip cause I'm with eleonore, and this trip is for her. She's a really really nice young smart girl. We have a very close connection. And I'm proud to have her. I guess like every father [wink]. And I want to make her happy cause she deserves it.

So if some of you are around at those date, we could meet. 
I've been talking with some of you guys for years now but never been able to see what you look like -[wink]))

I'm also looking for cool advises on what to do in SF and LAX, even though I've already been in LAX 3 times, and I've checked all the basic stuff to do.

Adress of cool skate shop, pilgrimage places to see for an old skater like me. 
I also need accomodation in the LAX area for 2 or three days. I'll check Air BnB but if you know cool (and not expensive) places ... Maybe some of you have Air BnB place so do not hesitate.

Thanks


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Rip City skates is a must if you are looking for an iconic skate shop!  2709 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404. 310-828-0388
Have a great and safe trip!!
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PM me if you want to set something up in SF.
I live right in the center of town and there are plenty of possibilities around - Haight street, GG Park, Academy of Sciencesde Young Museum, and many other options.
We could take a quick DH run on my street as well if that sounds good.

My daughter is 11 and attends a French school so that could be fun as well.

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Hit me up if you want to roll a bit north to California's Wine Country.  I know that she is not old enough to drink, but it is awfully pretty here.  About 1 hour north of S.F.
Keep us posted on your itinerary as folks might be able to meet you up with you wherever you wind up going.
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From a tourist's standpoint, here's some of the things I did with my daughter when I was in SF:

1.  Took the Alcatraz Island tour (my daughter absolutely loved this).  You can spend the better part of whole day there doing the tour, exploring the island and taking in the views.
1.  Muir Woods
2.  Disney Museum at the Citadel
3.  Toured Giant's baseball stadium
4.  Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39.  It's a tourist trap, but still kind of fun.  Get some Boudin sourdough bread when you're there.  So good!
5.  Maritime Museum
6.  Ghiradelli chocolate
7.  Coit tower
8.  Golden Gate Park
9.  Rode a street car and saw China Town
10.  Got some French bakery and cafĂ© au lait at Tartine, then hung out with Keithdp and visited the legendary Portrero skatepark. [thumb]

We did not make it to the Academy of Sciences, but as T pointed out, probably a very worthwhile attraction.  Lucas Films HQ is nearby, but it's a closed facility and not much to see there.

If you have time when you drive to LA, stop a day (or a week, or a lifetime) in Monterey Bay.  Hit the aquarium and see the sea otters, take a hike at Point Lobos (views are unreal - stay for sunset, you will not be disappointed), take the 17 Mile Drive down to Carmel (stop at the also legendary Pebble Beach golf course and check it out).  You could also stop at Big Sur for awesome views and meal.  You could also check out Mavericks and see if the surf is up there.

The possibilities are endless in the Bay Area.

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Sent you a PM of info...
& 70s hit it all.

He forgot at Fisherman's Wharf get
Dungeness Crab and Sourdough bread, but
he did say, Fisherman's Wharf. 

FW is a must do along
with China Town IMH tourist opinion..... [biggrin][biggrin]
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I'm not a fan of Dungeness crab, so didn't mention it.  I got it once in Seattle and didn't feel too good after eating it.  I did mention the sourdough, though.  But, keep in mind, Fred is from the land of sourdough and French bakery, so he may not be impressed with SF sourdough or even the good SF French bakeries. 

If I may respectfully disagree with you on one point Paly, I would not put China Town high on my list.  I just didn't find it that interesting and it was relatively high effort.  I know others may disagree with me on that.

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I'm not a fan of Dungeness crab, so didn't mention it.  I got it once in Seattle and didn't feel too good after eating it.  I did mention the sourdough, though.  But, keep in mind, Fred is from the land of sourdough and French bakery, so he may not be impressed with SF sourdough or even the good SF French bakeries. 

If I may respectfully disagree with you on one point Paly, I would not put China Town high on my list.  I just didn't find it that interesting and it was relatively high effort.  I know others may disagree with me on that.


I don't think Paly likes China Town in general.....
I think it might be a "fetish thing"......  [rofl]

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Hmmm.  Fetish you say?


Forgot to mention other points north, like Sausalito or even wine country to visit with 300hp.  Another place I wanted to check out, is the Cold War museum, which is on the old Nike Missile site north of the city.  If you're into relics of the Cold War, could be an interesting stop.  I also didn't mention Berkeley.  I have an uncle there, so I always stop there when in the Bay Area.  Certainly, it doesn't have all the attractions of the city, but driving up to the Cal campus and the views from there are pretty awesome. 

A few pics from my cell phone from my last visit.

By Fisherman's Wharf.
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Giants stadium.
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Wes' art in the house (back of my shirt) and happy kid, who is now in love with SF.
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Muir Woods at closing time.  Love this place.
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Point Lobos.  One of the most beautiful places in the world.
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Looking toward Pebble Beach.
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Sunsets over the Pacific a common sight for Californians, but rare and awesome for the rest us peons.
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great to see everybody going out of their way to show a bro a good time [thumb]

but the strange part is, some of you guys have teenage daughters that actually like you [eek]

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That Giants stadium location is something else.
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Fishermans Wharf you forgot clam chowder, possibly the best. In a bread-bowl with an Anchor Steam in a brown bag.

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-Then there is this place. I H I G H L Y recommend.
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Fred,

If you would like to take a visit to Disneyland in Anaheim, I live 15 minutes from there. I have 2 extra rooms , and a spare bathroom for you to spend a night.
Happy to open the door for you and your daughter. 

This is about 45 minutes south of LAX in Orange County

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^^^^ Solid bro right there!
Got the exact same here.
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+1 for Alcatraze and Monterey Aquarium, I've been to both and they are great places to visit.
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