Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wine the Poo --- Day 7/167

Walk: Presidio
Distance: 3 miles, Yoga

Ciwt spotted this new addition to Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line sculpture today

                                Insert: "Wine the Poo'z House"

Monday, August 13, 2018

Looking for Monday --- Day 7/166

Walk: APP Meeting
Distance: A few blocks, Yoga

Every once in a while Ciwt's ability to seize the day drops to zero.  

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A for Adam, C for Black.. --- Day 7/165

Walk: AMC Kabuki (BlackkKlansman), Scopo Divino for oysters
Distance: 2 miles, small yoga

Ciwt could watch Adam Driver forever.  To her he was the best thing about BlackkKlansman, a good not great movie with great moments.  

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Discounted Doggies in the Window --- Day 7/164

Walk: Union Square
Distance: 3 miles

Sale: Gumps China Dog ($500) on Dog Pillow ($450)
Well, Ciwt can officially retire her white gloves and gift closet.  150 years of  San Francisco shopping history and specially selected, classy (and pricey!) gifts are going their way.  Eg, away at a bankrupcy-going out of business sale.  Once upon a time when she worked in San Francisco one college summer, Ciwt would drool over the exotic, 'tasteful' gifts at Gumps during her lunch hour (or was it half-hour) and imagine all the City swells who were presenting them to each other.

Tole platter and vases and China chihuahua (Mickey Rourke where are you?)

Looking today she there were no drools, and it was clear to see Gumps was from a by-gone and kind of peculiar shopping era.  But sad too...

Parrot (painted clay?) originally $7500, today $6000.  

Friday, August 10, 2018

Tacoma Debrief --- Day 7/163

Walk: Presidio
Distance: 3.8 miles, Yoga  

Tacoma from Ciwt's hotel window, Mount Ranier rising from the clouds in the distance
Not much of a photo but Ciwt found Tacome to be a stately small city with superb architecture, active seaport,in love with show cars and art, particularly glass art.  A lovely mix of history, enterprise, industry, art and architecture.  Ciwt (and many others she's sure) thinksTacoma is likely one of the next happening places for couples trying to make a family life and priced out of present tech cities as well as retirees (who don't mind a lot of rain in the winter).  If you aren't looking to move and just want a weekend getaway, there is more than enough for art and car lovers to do.  

Stay tuned for more Ciwt in Tacoma (maybe)...

Thursday, August 9, 2018

After 4 Days, Home at Last --- Day 7/162

Walk: Marin Driving Day, Still Walking Fingers at Computer
Distance: A Few Blocks, Wake Up Yoga

Got that license at DMV, Booked those flights, Even found hotel rooms and airport rides, reacclimated cats to Ciwt.  Yay, Ciwt.  Now she looks forward to a good.night's sleep, a nice long walk, maybe even a flick.  You know, home routines.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Oh, You Want A Room Too? --- Day 7/161

9Walk:  No, Travel Agent Day
Distance: 0, Yoga

So, when Ciwt opens her travel agency, you can take her advice right now: Don't Use It.

She spent most of the day booking her flights for a NYC trip while comforted by memories of her last hotel rate in the Big Apple..  Well, probably she should have checked hotels first.

That last trip was in winter and was actually cancelled because of a HUGE blizzard on the East Coast.  IF she had actually taken that trip, her hotel would have been @$200 per night, a soothing price for a very nice hotel in a terrific location.

As it rturns out, Ciwt learned, something happens to New York hotel prices when 1. the snow goes away and 2. the summer heat and humidity do as well: the hotel prices Triple.

Nota Bene if you have any future NYC trips in mind.  And don't even think of using CIWT Travel if you see it open.  Unless you are in search of a walking trip; she's great at those!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Ah, Me --- Day 7/160

Walk: No, Busy putting place back together after trip
Distance: just a little, Yoga

Happy Birthday, Ciwt, with Tulips