Leaving the Ranch / Boudin’s Bistro / Pier 39

Dan Bay Area

Woke up again pretty early, since I had to pack and we had to leave the Ranch to get Paul to the airport in time for his noon flight. We had a 9am tour scheduled as well, so I made sure to get a few snaps before leaving.  Once more, here’s the Norman Rockwell room that I stayed in. Probably the most surprising thing was what I discovered in the downstairs bathroom in the Inn.  On the wall are two …

Skywalker Session / Frontoio / More Night Photos

Dan Bay Area

Woke up at 7:20am, and after getting some stuff done, headed downstairs for breakfast.  The coffee machine was enticing me with its brew, and the photo speaks for itself. The weather outside was absolutely amazing – not a cloud in the sky, beautifully clear and crisp – it was in the high 60s. The scoring session went pretty well – three hours of strings, and then three hours of brass after lunch.  More on that in a year or so …

Bluebottle Coffee Co. / Arriving at the Skywalker Ranch

Dan Bay Area

We headed into San Francisco, with a mission for some coffee before continuing on to the Skywalker Ranch.  A quick Google search resulted in the “best coffee in San Francisco” being the Bluebottle Coffee Co., so I found a convenient location, and we went there. It was a small little kiosk hidden down a side street, but it reeked of “San Francisco” charm. I got the New Orleans-styled Iced Coffee, which was absolutely delicious. I can’t remember what was in …

A Visit to the Skywalker Ranch

Dan Showbiz, Travel

This was a very long – but great – day.  Added a photo gallery to the bottom of this post, for your enjoyment.  Went to bed really late, and yet I still managed to drag myself out of bed at 5:30am so that I could head up to the Burbank Airport.  Got there a little earlier than planned, so I stopped in to Starbucks for some caffeinated goodness.  At 7:30, I met up with Ray (the publicist) and then everyone …