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An Evening in Oakland

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Last night we drove over to Oakland and had dinner at Miss Pearl's at the Jack London Square. The food was good (gumbo, fried chicken, hushpuppies) and the drinks were appropriately southern (mint julep, sazerac). (Above photo of cranes taken from the waterfront walk that we so desperately needed after dinner.)

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Here are just a few more random shots I took while we were driving and walking around.

Concrete:

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Inadvertent abstract on the back of a parking lot sign:

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Oh, and there's this:

Potomac

It's the Potomac, and it was FDR's "Presidential Yacht."

Today it's raining, and turns out the shuttle service listed on the website for this place is…well…it's a lie. Not only will they not drop you off at the convention center like the front desk assured me in person when we checked in, but they don't have hourly departures from 9am – 1pm as stated, but only one at 9:30am and one at 10:30am. And then there are only two return times from the city, not four or five as it lists on their schedule. Lame. Kevin took a cab this morning ($25.50) for his meetings, and I'll drive the truck in later on and look for street parking for the few hours that I'll be there.