I turned 30 over the weekend. On Saturday, my brother took me to afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlton.
Tom, looking earnest.
Finger sandwiches, and little cakes. I like the warm scones with clotted cream.
Relaxed with tea.
They brought out a little cupcake for me.
Tom: "When I called, they asked me to spell your name over and over. I spent five minutes correcting them laboriously, and they ended up just writing 'Happy Birthday N'."
Me: "Is there an N? I think it's an exclamation point."
Tom: "You know the pastry chef probably got a notecard from the phone person, with misspellings of your name crossed out six times, and then 'Niniane' with a question mark at the end."
Sunday morning, a few friends went hiking in South San Francisco. BaHiker.com is a great web site for finding hikes.
Picnic breakfast. I am so impressed that Meghana actually packed fried eggs and individual cups of sliced fruit.
Later in the day, I wanted to go hiking again. I requested a place with trees and water. Dan picked Land's End in northwest San Francisco.
Dan called out with relish how the hike contains both trees (pointing at trees) and water (pointing at ocean). I like how you can see the Golden Gate Bridge in the background of this photo.
Good job, Dan! I am surprised the hiking trail was not overrun by tourists. It was actually pretty empty.
The trail ends on the beach.
Then we went to Sushi Bistro, where I ate a lettuce wrap with unagi and sashimi. It's the first time I've seen a lettuce wrap in a sushi place. It was great.