After 10 days of temperatures in the three digits, the San Francisco Bay Area welcomes back the fog. She dropped our temperatures as much as 30 degrees! Tourist or local, one of the best places to appreciate the advantages of the fog-sun summer mix is in Marin County's bohemian Mill Valley, typically in the '70s by day and the upper 50s-60s by night (but recently sweltering near 100 degrees).
Bottles of wine are half-price in July at chef Bradley Ogden's restaurants in Larkspur, 30 minutes north of San Francisco, and on this summer night, we are reminded why Larkspur is a wonderful Fog City summer escape.
The full eclipse of March 29, 2006 was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for former Washington Post correspondent Joanne Omang and her girlfriends, who also witnessed the whirling dervishes.
Across the San Francisco Bay in Tiburon, we have escaped Fog City for sunny Tiburon summer nights. We who delight in the San Francisco Bay Area in the summer, as in all seasons, know how to position ourselves: a glance out the window or from a near hilltop lets us know where the fog is and where it isn't. Tiburon, north across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, is happily often in the "isn't" zone.
We love Paris when she sizzles -- especially nine time zones away in San Francisco. And as Bastille Day 2006 approaches, those of us who find ourselves in Fog City for the annual celebration are delighted that the organization Paris Through Expatriate Eyes is headquartered here.
Here's part 2 of our interview with former Washington Post foreign correspondent Joanne Omang on her girlfriends trip to Turkey.
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Turkey clearly is one of the hot destinations these days and sister womantraveler Joanne Omang, former Washington Post foreign correspondent and one-time Peace Corps volunteer in Turkey, returned recently for a girlfriends trip. I caught up with my longtime pal for a four-part interview.
In the fertile music scene of San Francisco, finding a singer-songwriter like Keeley Valentino in a local club is not surprising. You just have to pay attention to what's available when you travel on business or pleasure to any town. Like Sweetwater Pub, the renowned local live music club in Mill Valley in the Marin County suburbs north of Fog City.