Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Soggy Sight Seeing
"It never rains in California; it pours, man it pours." Those lyrics never rang truer than today for these tourists that are no strangers to precipitation. We managed to squeeze in three missions between some pretty serious downpours. We visited the missions in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Jose (which is actually in Freemont). The Santa Cruz mission is a minimal presentation of the original, with a small chapel and gift shop. The Santa Clara mission has been absorbed into the campus of Santa Clara University and tastefully presented. The Mission San Jose is more typical of the rest with an impressive restored chapel and adjoining museum. The highlight of the day was actually the food. For lunch we had unbelievable sandwiches on a toasted 'Dutch crunch' roll at Ike's Sandwich. Then for dinner, we stumbled upon an authentic Japanese sushi and ramen bar near our SF airport hotel. The ramen was outstanding, second only to Calvin's ramen bar in Tokyo. Tomorrow promises to be a drier day, but I'm sure we will not be as impressed with our meals.