Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


San Francisco Day Trip

Mr. E and I headed off to San Francisco yesterday to catch the next-to-last day of the Oscar de la Renta Retrospective exhibition at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. We had thought that the second day of the long weekend would be most optimal for a day trip (i.e. less traffic)... not! It took us 3 hours to get from Sac to SF, and that included taking the alternate route of highway 37 to highway 101 instead of staying on I-80 most of the time. Oy! I think some of the snarls were due to accidents, but otherwise, there were just lots o' folks on the road. Our return trip took less than 2 hours - phew!

By the time we made it to the De Young, we were a bit tardy for our 1pm entry time into the exhibition, but there was no line at all to enter, so we could just go right in. I'm glad we didn't have additional wait time here given all of the time we'd already wasted in the car! We spent about an hour admiring the creations of de la Renta and learning more about his work and influences and then grabbed lunch in the cafe to round out our visit.

Below are some of the photos I managed to take before my phone ran out of battery power...


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