mostly sunnySunny and cool in the am, nicer today than yesterday, why couldn’t this have been Saturday?

Dropped Brian off at the airport, then it went and filled up the gas tank of the rental car before dropping it off. We left the umbrellas and the dude at the rental drop off seemed ok with it.

Met with Brian at his gate, just one away from the one I’ll be leaving from. He was gone by 9:30 and the plan left just past 10.

Stopped in to California pizza kitchen and had a pizza and a Sierra Nevada pale. Met a family who was from Orlando, they were Florida fans as well, nice. Finished up and then went over to the gate at 11:30. I had gotten a text from Kim just about 10:45, asking what I was doing, hopeful but why is it she usually asks to do something when I’m busy. Can never get a break here…..

Sat @ the gate for awhile before boarding, the area was packed and also there was 2 more flights, one to LA and the other to UTAH in the same corner. Flight was mostly un-eventful, there were two guys behind me who’s legs were in my back, I tried to lay my seat back and ending up with the dude squirming around shoving his knees into my back, I just let my seat go back to it’s upright position and didn’t try to sleep at all. There was a movie on the flight, The Adventures of Walter Mitty, not a bad movie at all actually, not something I would have watched purposely but nice. Had a Blue Moon and some cookies, they didn’t come around a second time for drinks but the flight is a bit shorter on the way back only being about 4 hours instead of closer to 5.

Got on the ground about 7:30pm EST and we had to wait a bit to get to the gate, ended up at T-Gate and therefore it was only a short walk to the Terminal, Brian had just ordered a salad and he should have just ate it there while I got my bags but instead he got it to go and then didn’t really eat it at all. MARTA boring ride but thankfully the train switch @ Lindberg wasn’t very long, only about a minute or two. Drive home with a detour to BK for a snack/late supper and home to unpack. All beer bottles made it home safe, tomorrow I’ll shoot photos of them and the glasses.

RainRainy and cold all day long, what a joy. Didn’t stop us from having a nice time looking all around the Wharf and golden Gate area.

The drive over to San Francisco was not pleasant at all, rainy to very rainy and with the water being kicked up by the other cars visibility was really low. A traffic was also a bit more than it has been in Sacramento.

Tried to park at one place farther from the Golden Gate and instead decided to forgot it since they wanted the keys to the car. Went down a bit farther and found the perfect place, it was early don’t crowded yet and we parked just fine. It was 8 an hour but lots more convenient. I had my rain coat and Brian only had a hoodie, we walked back down to pier 33 to check one last time on the availability of Alcatraz trips but nothing was available. I was getting soaked with all the rain going off my jacket and collecting on my pants, Brian was starting to get really wet as well, so he bought a water proof jacket and an umbrella Andi bought an umbrella, it really end helped keep off the rain.



Walked around the whole Pier 39 shopping area, lots of cool stuff, bought a few things made of wood and chatted with a very nice gal at a place that specialized in spices and salts. The rain really didn’t stop the crowds though plenty of people all around. We tried to have lunch at the Hard Rock since they would have had beer but it was closed for a private event, so instead we had lunch at a place called Wipeout Cafe, place had a cute blond statue with a very small bikini. Nice pizza and beer, an Anchor IPA.

Golden Gate

golden gate

Went over to the Golden Gate Bridge after that, they had a science/nature thing going on for mainly kids over off the water, really interesting and educational actually. We also a took some shots of the bridge from far away. Brian didn’t want to try to get a closer look and was really wanting to get back. I would have loved to get a photo of the bridge from the battery areas but didn’t feel that battle was worth it. We did cross the bridge and then cross back and went on home to the hotel. I was tired too.

Drive back wasn’t nearly as white kuckled as the drive in, very little rain and we got back to Sacramento while it was still light. Stopped in at the Firestone Public House and had a wonderful tuna burger and a Double IPA, very cute girls @ the hostess table got us seated really quick. Watched the last of the Dayton/Florida basketball game, part of the elite 8 and now the Gators are advancing to the final 4. Met a very gorgeous Florida Fan there, we talked awhile and she mentioned that it was lonely being a Gator fan up in Sacramento, not many Fans over here. Just to be through, the three bartenders were as hot as hell.

Had a beer and watched some tv while messing with photos the rest of the evening.

partly cloudyOvercast and hazy with the clouds breaking up later in the a.m.

Got finally got out and went to that old drawbridge on capital Avenue. Walked on the Riverwalk which was more of a bicycle path but got a good view of the Broadbridge from there and Sofiya bums. drove down over toward the river city brewery which I found out the night before what had had a fire on Thursday and is now closed until at least Saturday. Then I went over to Rubicon brewery and got here at 10 o’clock in the morning and nobody’s around and it doesn’t open till 11. As I waited here and actually a nicer place in Sacramento it’s by the college lots of young people and lots of bums.

Started back to the hotel since Brian was going to be out after noon. I arrived there at noon and we headed out to Russian river and then Lagunitas. I had originally planned on. Hitting Russian River for lunch @ 11 but instead since it was not past 2pm I just went in, got two Pliny the Elder and a glass then took off to get to Lagunitas before 3pm and the last drinking tour. The parking lot was packed and the place was cool beyond measure. The dude who did the tour was funny as hell, they have lots of stories throughout the years, about drugs, cops and moving. The story about the undercover shutdown, then the censored, the moving incident were they got all their drunk friends together and told then to grab anything that wasn’t nailed down and walk across the street to the new location.

After the tour we sat down in the pub and had dinner, sat at a table with two other couples, both from Cali. Very nice and interesting conversation with both of them, bought a shirt and a glass, lots of cuties hanging out there, just had to add that.

Yesterday the River City Brewery in Downtown Sacramento had a fire, they are now closed on Friday and Saturday while they clean up and get an OK by the Fire Department before they can re-open. So I guess I will not be able to got there anytime soon.

Dear family and friends,. As many of you may have heard, we had a fire(03/27/2014) here at River City Brewing Company at the Sacramento Downtown Plaza.

The fire that began in a metal duct for a pizza oven at River City Brewing about 11:30 a.m. and was quickly controlled by Sacramento Fire Department

partly cloudycloudyOvercast and cool this morning I finally got out and headed up to see her Nevada and Chico.

Brian got up about 6 o’clock I continued to lay there for at least an hour I want to say before I finally got up and took a shower. Brian and I then went over to the breakfast area in the hotel and picked up our breakfast there I met to the guys he works with Scott and older dude from Minnesota and John (Brian’s mgr.) was also a younger guy from Atlanta as well.

The drive up to Chico was pretty uneventful it was overcast the entire drive. On 99 N. from Sacramento to Chico the road was lined with all types of fruit trees and nut trees (Almonds and Pistachios) as well as packing plants.

It’s rather well not rather but totally flat here I guess were in the valley and old the only mountainous area seem to be toward the west about halfway up to Chico.

Sierra Nevada

sierra nevada

The tour Sierra Nevada was wonderful the girl (Daisy) led us around the brewery, she had very very long dark hair & very thin very long legs. The tour was quite a bit longer than I thought it was going to be but very interesting and informative. Our group was really cool there were a couple of minors who were very nice in a lot of ways. I’m not sure if they were there with some siblings or with family. As I said we learned a lot about the beer especially at the end when we had all the samples we got to have the Audition Old Ale, the Hefewiese and the Torpedo, the snow White IPA and lastly the Black IPA.

After the tour I picked up a few souvenirs a book about beer tasting and a T-shirt for the Hoptimium beer. I then proceeded on to the Sierra Nevada restaurant and had myself a Black IPA which I should’ve passed on and the wonderful Torpedo cheese hamburger. Met a trio of beautiful women at the bar, in particular, Lisa Dion (her roommate was Tina, larger gal, brunette). The third gal was a young very pretty thing who is getting married soon, lucky guy, she loves beer and was as cute as a button. Lisa and I talked and chatted quite a bit. She actually had lived in Georgia for quite sometime. She has only just changed careers now working on some technical/web-based company whereas she used to work with horses.Mostly warming up horses, cleaning, grooming and training. She even worked @ times @ rodeos, including the one in Okeechobee. Lisa had been raised in Chico and only last year moved back. Oh and she worked with the horses @ the Medieval Times in Kissimmee, FL.

I stayed a little bit too long chatting and drinking my beer because by the time I recalled time we started to leave Brian called me and it was almost already 3:15 and there was no way I was going to get back to Sacramento before 4 o’clock.

Got back just a bit before 5pm and we all (Brian’s crew from work and I) went to Bella Brue and had some beers and dinner, I had the salmon with mashed potatoes, then a Ninkasi IPA and a brother ph. the waitress was a greek gal, with an interesting name, something that started with a “Grim…” no idea what it was now. Met Brian’s crew from work, really nice group actually, his boss John, the other Brian, Scott from Minnesota and the sales guy who’s name I forget now.

Back to the hotel for a beer and bed.

Cold and mostly clear and sunny;

We figured out the problem with the WM client, not the client at all it seems, it was a bad fix for a Relay Server fix, damn people not testing.

Met a nice couple from NC coast who just got back from Belise City, he is a big beer drinker too, she was drinking wine and they were about my age, fun. He was an IPA man just like me.

Flight was uneventful but very uncomfortable, I was @ the window, it’s going to be bad since I will not be at a window on the way back to Atlanta.

Saw a Noles fan on the shuttle to the renal car area. Finally after a little waiting I got the car was a wonderful blue Nissan this but not a lot of pick up in small pay it does the job. Got over to the hotel room and Brian pulled out the spare I guess pull-pull out bed sofa bed it was rather cold that was already 1 AM and I was tired but I went ahead and played on the computer bit and we finally went to sleep.

partly cloudypartly sunny, some clouds, cooler. Didn’t get out on the trail.

Work was hectic since the WM is failing and I had built .4 the night before and Kem hadn’t gotten me the signed version until after 9:30am. Ken was running round and trying to figure out the problem, we didn’t find anything so I did another build later, .5 with the last of the bugs taken care of and the WM client removed.

Went over and had another beer @ John’s Creek with Katie, the Red Brick Holy Brother, a Saison Stout. Chatted with the dude Trent, the hockey dude and he had just gone to San Francisco.

Came home nd got my camera and clothes packed up since I will be leaving tomorrow after work.