It was November, the Palo Alto Mall had its Christmas tree up, but I really enjoyed the dahlia’s blooming around the mall. One was larger than Bob’s head. Baby Jack was born at the Stanford Hospital and we would walk across the street to the mall and get food. We visited Max’s Opera Cafe several times during our sojourn.
We got to see our new little grandson and his parents, B.J. and Jenn. But while we were in the area we also were able to go to the Oakland Temple and visit Bob’s favorite restaurant Soma’s. Soma’s is been on Fisherman’s Wharf for decades. It is quite unique in that it has its own boats to catch the freshest fish possible to serve in their restaurant. We ordered one of the specials of the day, halibut, but they were already out of it. (And it was quite early in the evening.) We got the scallops instead and they were delicious and very tender.
The Oakland Temple was getting ready for Christmas with lots of lights being put up around the grounds. It was a real foggy view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from the temple on the Oakland side of the bay.