The Travels of O'Anne and O'David

RESTAURANT RATINGS

HOTEL RATINGS

TRAVEL PICTURES

SILLY SIGNS & SIGHTS

NEW:  SHOP RATINGS

We like to have fun and go where the winds take us although we may have a general destination in mind. The best memories are the stops along the way, the people we meet, the coincidences that take place, finding a Starbucks or a Taco Bell, and what we end up with when we expected something entirely different. We count firsts (first tornado sighting, first time in a new state, etc), poke fun at things in stores and might be considered to be slightly crazy by most, but really enjoy meeting other good souls with a major sense of humour along the way.

The trips are here for our documentation, and perhaps, your amusement.
We hope you enjoy wandering through our wanderings.

RESTAURANT AND HOTEL RATINGS

How we rate restaurants and hotels: General total score :
We walk in with zero points and an open mind.
If an aspect is not remarkable, it gets zero points.
If any aspect is remarkably good, it gets one point.
If any aspect is remarkably bad, it looses one point.
Add up the points.  Simple.
-X  = we will not return
0  = We will return only if desperate
1  = We will return if in the area
2  = We will go out of our way to return
3  = We plan entire trips to return

P.S. When we manage to obtain a worthwhile recipe, it is posted in the Baby Boomer Cookbook

Our idea of the perfect hotel room

Restaurant Ratings
California Coast
California All Else
Mother Lode
San Joaquin Valley

San Francisco
United States
United Kingdom
    Hotel Ratings
California
San Francisco

United States
United Kingdom
    Shops
California
San Francisco

Untied States
United Kingdom

Trips

Willits - August 2013
San Francisco - Aug 2013
Gettysburg/Plymouth - May 2012

Scotland - Sep 2011
Gettysburg - July 2011
England - Sep Oct 2010
Cayucos - July 2010
Longstock Santa Cruz - June 2010
San Francisco San Jose - June 2010
Georgia - April 2010
San Francisco Zoo - Aug 2009

Preston Castle - July 2009
Willits - February 2009
Chicago - February 2009
Yosemite - December 2008
Grahm Hill, Santa Cruz, CA - October 2008
Wolfe Manor, Clovis, CA - September 2008
Ione CA, Preston Castle - August 2008
Eagle Meadows - August 2008
Brookdale Lodge, S Cruz - June 2008
Buena Vista, SF - Feb 2008
Lake McClure, sorta - Sept 2007
Monterey Bay Aquarium - August 2007
San Francisco Airport - July 2007
Queen Anne & Willits turkey - Nov 2006
Clark Fork - June 2006
Celtic Woman - August 2005
    Alcatraz - July 2005
Queen Anne, SF - August 2004

Monterey - July 4th 2004
Four Corners - Summer 2004 - 8 days
Queen Anne, SF - August 2003
Big Sur - June 2003
Queen Anne, SF - June 2003
Pacific Grove Band Review - November 2, 2002
Newman Band Review - October 2002
Santa Cruz Band Review - Oct 2002
Antioch Band Review - September 28, 2002
Monterey - December 2001
Antioch Band Review - September 29, 2001
San Francisco, Yankee & Wolf - August 2001
Eagle Meadows - June 2001
Willits - May 2001
Las Vegas Boomer Party - April 2001
Royal Pacific, SF - Nov 2000
Tahoe - July 2000
Kennedy Meadows - June 2000
Queen Anne, SF - December 1999
Leavitt Meadows Stock Drive - October 1999
Serrano Hotel, SF - July 1999
Eagle Meadows - June 1999
Utah - May 1999 - 7 or 8 days
San Francisco kites-  April 1999
Moaning Caverns - Feb 1999


Restaurant Ratings

San Joaquin Valley San Francisco California All Else
Beirut Falafael Hut, Modesto, CA
Branding Iron, Merced, CA
Cafe Deva, Modesto, CA
Cinema Cafe, Merced, CA
Cool Hand Luke's, Merced, CA
D'Angelo's, Merced, CA
Elephant Bar, Modesto, CA
Fajardo's, Modesto, CA
Feed & Fuel, Clements, CA
Fina Estampa, Merced, CA
Five Ten Bistro, Merced, CA
Hamilton Cafe, Hughson, CA
Ione Cafe, Ione, CA
Jenny's, Ceres, CA
Josie's Mexican Grill, Atwater, CA
La Hacienda, Merced, CA
La Morenita's, Merced, CA
Mimi's Cafe, Modesto, CA
Olive Garden, Turlock, CA
Outback, Modesto, CA
Paul's, Merced, CA
The Ranch, Merced, CA
Red Lobster, Modesto, CA
Reinero's, Merced, CA
Rizzonelli's, Atwater, CA
Rosemary's Cafe, Gustine, CA
Sir James, Merced, CA
Strings, Merced, CA
Sweetriver Saloon, Merced, CA
Taste of Little India, Merced, CA
The Dog House, Merced, CA
Toni's Courtyard Cafe, Merced, CA
Wool Grower's Inn, Los Banos, CA
Cafe de Paris, San Francisco, CA
Cafe Pescatore, San Francisco, CA
Castagnola's, San Francisco, CA
Chic's, San Francisco, CA
Cinderella's, San Francisco, CA
Colosseo Ristoranti, San Francisco, CA
Crepe & Curry, San Francisco, CA
Curly's, San Francisco, CA
Eritrean Ethiopian Restaurant, San Fran, CA
Fisherman's Grotto, San Francisco, CA
Gaspari's, San Francisco, CA
Gold Spike, San Francisco, CA
India Curry House, San Francisco, CA
Jones Sports Bar,  San Francisco, CA
Lovejoy's Tea Room, San Francisco, CA
Massawa's, San Francisco, CA
Mo's, San Francisco, CA
Original Joe's, San Francisco, CA
Pot Sticker, San Francisco, CA
The Ramp, San Francisco, CA
Stinking Rose, San Francisco, CA
Al's Redwood Room, Willits, CA
Ardella's Kitchen, Willits, CA
Bluebird Cafe, Hopland, CA
Brettwood, Lucerne, CA
Broiler, Redwood Valley, CA
Brookdale Lodge, Brookdale, CA
Brookdale Cafe, Brookdale, CA
Carousel, Woodland, CA
Cattleman's, Livermore, CA
Country Skillet, Willits, CA
El Serape, Pixley, CA
Fontanas, Cupertino, CA
Granzella's, Williams, CA
Gribaldo's, Willits, CA
Holder's Country Inn, Cupertino, CA
Hungry Hunter, Bakersfield, CA
JA Steakhouse, Kingman, CA
Jara's Restaurant, Willits, CA
Jedro's Steakhouse, Needles, CA
Just Breakfast, San Jose, CA
Lumberjack's, Willits, CA
Mike's Roadhouse Cafe, Mojave, CA
Nicely's, Lee Vining, CA
Red Pearl, Boulder Creek, CA
Red Robin, Woodland, CA
Ruen Tong, Ukiah, CA
Silvers at the Wharf, Fort Bragg, CA
Mother Lode United States United Kingdom
Breakfast Club, Auburn, CA
Cravings, Ione, CA
Dairy Queen, Jamestown, CA
Diamond Jim's, Sugar Pine, CA
Eproson House, Twain Harte, CA
Friar Tuck's Restaurant, Nevada City, CA
La Morenita's, Cold Springs, CA
Lupita's Eproson House, Twain Harte, CA
Mother Lode Coffee Shop, Jamestown, CA
Pete's Family Restaurant, Jamestown, CA

National Hotel, Jamestown, CA
Steam Donkey, Pinecrest, CA
Strawberry Inn, Strawberry, CA
The Rock, Twain Harte, CA
Villa D'Oro, Twain Harte, CA
Willow Steakhouse, Jamestown, CA
Wood's Creek Cafe, Jamestown, CA
Berghoff, O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL
Blue Blinds Bakery, Plymouth, MA
Cracker Barrel, Wilkes-Barre, PA
East Bay Grille, Plymouth, MA
Friendly's, Gettysburg, PA
Goldies, Williams, AZ
Grand Canyon Caverns Cafe
Happy Days Cafe, Boulder, NV
Isaac's, Plymouth, MA
Joe & Aggie's, Route 66, Holbrook, AZ
Kate's Cafe, Tuba City, AZ
Lincoln Diner, Gettysburg, PA
Magpie's Coffeehouse, Cortez, CO
Mesa Verde Cafe, Mesa Verde, CO
Monte Christo's, Plymouth, MA
Persy's Place, Plymouth, MA
Red Lobster, Flagstaff, AZ
Red Lobster, Gettysburg, PA
Springhouse Tavern, Gettysburg, PA
Antonio's, Falkirk, Scotland
Beefeater, Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland
Buttercup Cafe, Doune, Scotland
Carter's Restaurant, Jedburgh, Scotland
Cookie Jar, Jedburgh, Scotland

Cottage Inn, Alnwick, England
Craignure Inn, Craignure, Mull, Scotland
Dunstanburgh Hotel, Alnwick, England
Galloway Arms, Crocketford, Scotland
Glenforsa, Aros, Mull, Scotland
Old Post Office, Linlithgow, Scotland
Simply Scottish, Jedburgh, Scotland
Traveller's Rest, Workington, England
Union Inn, Falkirk, Scotland
Verdis Italian, Berwick, England
Waggon Inn, Kelso, Scotland
Wild Strawberry Cafe, Keswick, England
California Coast
Gilbert's, Santa Cruz, CA
Hoffman Bistro, Santa Cruz, CA
Hoppe's Bistro, Cayucos, CA
International Market & Deli, Monterey, CA
Miramar's Fish Grotto, Santa Cruz, CA
Rappa's, The Wharf, Monterey, CA
Sanderlings, Aptos, CA
Schooner's Wharf, Cayucos, CA
Sea Shanty, Cayucos, CA
Tuck Box, Carmel, CA
Victorian Corner, Pacific Grove, CA   
 

Hotel Ratings

San Francisco California United States
Buena Vista, San Francisco, CA
Comfort Inn, Van Ness, San Fran, CA
King George, San Francisco, CA
Queen Anne Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Royal Pacfic Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Serrano Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Baechtel Creek Inn, Willits, CA
Brookdale Lodge, Brookdale, CA
Capitola Inn, Capitola, CA
Cayucos Beach Inn, Cayucos, CA
Grand Canyon Caverns Inn, Seligman, CA
Hilton Garden Inn, Cupertino, CA
Holiday Lodge, Grass Valley, CA
Ione Hotel, Ione, CA
Lighthouse Lodge, Monterey, CA
Motel 6, Barstow, CA
Pacific Inn, Santa Cruz, CA
Sierra Retreat, Coleville, CA
Super 8, Willits, CA
Travel Lodge, Tehachapi, CA
Traveler's Inn, Needles, CA
Blue Spruce Motel, Plymouth, PA
Days Inn, Cortez, CO
Little Round Top Farm, Gettysburg, PA
Navajoland Days Inn, St Michael's AZ
Star Lake Motel, Vegas, NV
Travel Lodge, Flagstaff, AZ
Westerner, Williams, CO
   
Places to try United Kingdom
SW Hotel, Chinatown, Broadway SF
Castle Inn, Nob Hill, SF

Arrochar Hotel, Arrochar, Argyll, Scotland
Cara House, Berwick, Northumb, England
Cocked Hat, Coventry, England
Elizabethian Townhouse, Berwick, England
Galloway Arms, Crocketford, Scotland
Hadrian Hotel, Hadrians Wall, England
Hall Park Hotel, Workington, England
Isle of Mull Spa, Craignure, Mull, Scotland
Premier Inn, Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland
Premier Inn, Queensferry, Scotland
Spread Eagle, Jedburgh, Scotland

 

Shop Ratings

San Francisco California United States
Beat Museum, North Beach
Columbus Cutlery, North Beach

Cookin', Divisadero
Discount Fabrics, Haight
Dreams of Katmandu, Haight
Genesis Imports', Haight
Green Apple, the Avenues
Positively Haight Street, Haight
Tibet Styles, Haight
Asylum Down, Nevada City, CA
Banyon Tree, Sonora, CA
Bead It, Santa Cruz, CA
Benjamin Fig, Sonora, CA
Bird Nest Tea, Mariposa, CA
Book Juggler, Willits, CA
Bright Designs, Sonora CA
Cali Kind, Hopland, CA
Chefworks, Santa Cruz, CA
Creative Water Gardens, Escalon, CA
Dar Beads, Nevada City, CA
Dean Floral, Turlock, CA
Dragon's Lair, Ukiah, CA
Free Bird Company, Fresno, CA
Gallery This, Brookdale, CA
The Goods Shoppe, Willits, CA
Hat Company, Santa Cruz, CA
Logos Books, Santa Cruz, CA
Mitsuwa, San Jose, CA
Mountain Feed & Supply, Ben Lomond, CA
Nature's Whole Food Depot, Sonora, CA
Oakville Grocery, Oakville, CA
Om Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Pets N Stuff, Ione, CA
Purple Moose Thrift, Willits, CA
Roselina, Willits, CA
Sierra Azul Nursery, Watsonville, CA
Vintage Market, Turlock, CA
World Market Bazaar, Santa Cruz, CA
Yabobo, Nevada City, CA
Crystal Wand, Gettysburg, PA
Holly Pharmacy, Mount Holly Springs, PA
Spirit of the Red Horse, St Paul, MN
     
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