Our first stop was San Francisco; we stayed with our son’s in-laws and had a great time. They took us around the city. I wanted to take the Bart which is a local train to downtown and then we went on the cable cars. We walked around downtown San Francisco. Then we went to Fisherman’s Wharf, browsing gift shops and trying out a local restaurant. These activities made us feel that we were young again. Next day we went to the University of Berkley. We enjoyed walking through the university, watching students, and remembering our own college time, that was very refreshing.
Next day was the visit to Temple which wasn’t planned but this came out to be great experience. At the temple, they were celebrating Lord Ganesh Chaturthi, which is a Hindu festival.
Next stop was Golden Gate Bridge, which is world known tourist place and we had a great time. We were care-free tourist, its different feeling as it has been long time since both of us together have taken a vacation together.
Guess what! I met some of my viewers. It was rewarding to know they are enjoying the web site and cooking. . It was very flattering, more importantly it inspires me to do even more.
We also visited our very old friend and their boys; he is the very first friend I met when I came to the States 42 years back, for hours we talked and remember old times and enjoyed.
I wanted to make a video using something San Francisco is known for. We are enjoying beautiful summer day in San Francisco. Walking down pier 39, I was inspired by a local favorite, Sourdough Bread Bowls. So I decided to give it an Indian twist and created a creamy spicy potato soup to go in sourdough bread bowl. I did not get a chance to do the recipe but one of these days I will like to do it. This will be one dish meal and it will be easy to make.
Now we are in Seattle, Washington staying with my aunt, they live 2 hours north of Seattle and this is beautiful place in countryside.
I did one video in her kitchen (already posted) and will be doing some more.
I will be posting as my trip develop.