Home > General > Touring the East Bay

Touring the East Bay

California PoppyYesterday, Linda and Joel took us exploring in the East Bay of San Francisco. We drove into the hills and saw some gorgeous views of Oakland and Berkeley below, the East Bay stretching out in front of us with Alcatraz, Treasure, and Angel Islands, and in the foggy distance San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Marin County. It was a beautiful day with tons of brilliant orange California Poppy (the State flower) in bloom. After a tasty Thai lunch, we drove to Berkeley where we saw the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Joel had the great idea of stopping by the East Bay Vivarium, where we saw possibly the most expansive collection of for-sale reptiles, frogs, and other creepy crawly pets. Evidently it was feeding time at the Vivarium and we saw the snakes eating a vast idea of baby rats, mice, and chicks. David’s favorite critters were the chameleons with their eyes that could rotate almost 360 degrees! We ended the day by stopping by the Berkeley marina to see up close views of the Bay and dining on very tasty Cal-Mex.

Categories: General Tags:
  1. Eric
    March 23rd, 2007 at 16:24 | #1

    David does indeed have good taste in critters. I recall that he was an aficionado of all things amphibian, back in the day. I’m not sure if chameleons are a step up, down or sideways.

    Give my regards to Joel and Linda!

  1. No trackbacks yet.