Having been given a bike on my arrival here in the US (thank you!), I’d faced one minor problem - I didn’t know how to ride it!
I hadn’t ridden a bike since I was twelve, and while the saying “it’s like riding a bike!” is regularly repeated, I can assure you that it is entirely not true and you certainly can forget how to do it.
|Loving my 'Beach Cruiser'|
This was my first big adventure outside the safety of a car park. I am very happy to announce that not once did I fall off! Phew!
By the time we returned from our ride we realised it was getting a bit late to head into the city, so we went for another bike ride and ended up at a beautiful Thai restaurant for a late lunch - our Easter lunch! It was delicious and they served the best spring rolls I’ve ever had.
|Spring Rolls, Sweet & Sour Pork and Chicken Pad Thai at Sweet Basil Thai, Foster City|
Later that evening we hopped into the ’58 Ford and headed into Palo Alto to see a film at the Stanford Theatre. This is my favourite place in Palo Alto and I highly recommend it to anyone who is in the area.
We picked up some sweets from the candy store, Rocket Fizz (taffy for me, chocolate for him), purchased a big bucket of buttered popcorn and a couple of sodas and entered the cinema to enjoy the playing of the Wurlitzer Organ which is always an enjoyable ‘between film’ event.
We watched a Barbara Stanwyck (and Marilyn Monroe) film by the name of Clash by Night which was incredibly enjoyable, and became the perfect end to our wonderful weekend.
Now I only have one more day here in California before we fly out tomorrow night to Toronto! Yippee!