San Francisco - Stu Dudley's Recommendations

Old May 8th, 2008, 06:24 AM
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Stu,

I, too, am a San Francisco native and lived in the Bay Area for 51 years until I moved to Montana. Your list is a fabulous and generous gift. It's incredibly comprehensive and accurate. You've also "given away" some of my favorite and comparitively little know places

Best regards to you and your wife,
-doo
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Old May 8th, 2008, 07:30 AM
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Mucho thanks from me as well, Stu. How gracious of you to do this.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 07:37 AM
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Stu -

Harry Street! You have no idea how many blank looks I've encountered when I've described my walks up and down this staircase way. I find the vistas from Harry quite incredible - it's almost like some mythical Arcadia, with the big trees and lush greenery.

Thank you for pointing out the city within the City.

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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:04 AM
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Many thanks. Bookmarking
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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:21 AM
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These have always been great recommendations Stu and putting them all on one post would probably answer about 90% of the questions posted about SF. Now how to get people to use the search function to find this!!!!
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Old May 8th, 2008, 03:15 PM
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Stu, glad you 'turned up' with this - I wanted to thank you for the superb Sunday morning we spent in the Marin headlands during our SF trip. We did this mainly thanks to your 'number 16' . As soon as the dog stops eating my homework, I will post about the trip in more detail.

Also loved the view from the Legion of Honour - again a 'Stu' recc. Thanks again!
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Old May 8th, 2008, 03:37 PM
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>>As soon as the dog stops eating my homework, <<

Does that excuse still work???

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Old May 8th, 2008, 06:55 PM
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You are wrong on so many counts, Stu!

Hahahaha.
Sorry. Just being a contrarian. ><

=D>=D>=D>
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Old May 8th, 2008, 07:17 PM
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We live in the East Bay and I'm just starting to plan some fun day trips with my kids. Thanks for all the great ideas and details!
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Harry was on another of my regular runs (I try to incorporate as many steps as possible and was living at 30th and Sanchez at the time). Went and looked at a cottage on it about a year ago. Yikes, 1.1 mill. Still love it. We call it Harry Path. Gets everyone giggling.

Great resource. Thanks for going to all the trouble.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 06:47 AM
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topping for new readers this week

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Old May 12th, 2008, 07:09 AM
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Stu - as others have stated, thank you for sharing your knowledge of this area of California. You're generous....
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Old May 12th, 2008, 07:17 AM
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Thank you Stu. you've given us an invaluable resource.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Stu, what great information. Wish I had this, I just returned from SF and the wine areas. two things I would like to note -

1. I found the Haight to be a horrible area. I wouldn't call the folks hanging around on Sunday mornings as aging hippies, I would term them 'homeless' and quite aggressive. DH and I intended to take the walking tour, but just didn't feel comfortable hanging around waiting. Alamo Square was worth the looksee....

2. Off of Dry Creek Road in Sonoma, we found a wonderful cluster of wineries. Turn at the Family winery sign, go up the hill and you will find a parking lot with several small producers. Our favorites - PapaPietro Perry - wonderful Pinots, Pederson - nice cabs, and Amphora - lots of good Pinots. Would have never found them if John at Ferrari Caranos didn't tell us.

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Old May 20th, 2008, 06:24 AM
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Great post, Stu. I'm planning a belated November 25th anniversary for us. Novemeber to coordinate with a particular 9ers game.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 08:11 AM
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Thanks, Stu, for posting such a wealth of information.

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Old May 20th, 2008, 08:28 AM
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Stu -- I think your recommendations should be ttt-ed weekly so people can find it easier.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 05:21 PM
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WOW! I just started looking this minute to begin to plan a trip to the west coast next year and I put "west coast" in the search field and this came up! Bonanza!

What time of year do folks recommend for a 2 week trip, starting in Seattle and driving down to San Francisco?
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 07:19 PM
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Hello plafield, in my opinion September would be the perfect month. Kids back in school, beautiful weather etc. I would probably take your trip after Labor Day weekend is finished. Have a lovely time and I am sure you will.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 07:22 PM
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