Getting out the the normal routine is invigorating, and can certainly shift my perspective.
Ah, to breathe the air of a different city. My sister and I went to Berkeley for the weekend to visit my nephew. We just missed the rain, and while still cold and blustery, it was great weather.
Conor was a terrific tour guide...showing us the campus and the city. It was great to walk..and walk and walk.
|Mom and son at the top of the Campanile tower|
|A view of the bay from the tower|
|Berkeley's Thai Temple|
|Soup and Kanom Krog|
Also wonderful: The Indian cuisine of Mint Leaf (try the Chicken Pomegranate); and the rather trendy but delicious Gather, where I had a delicately curry spiced carrot soup and shared melt in your mouth roast chicken among other treats.
I feel much renewed by this time spent with Karen and Conor.