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It is National Doughnut Day

A couple of months ago I was going through Facebook and noticed the photo of what I would call a designer doughnut. Since I was only readily familiar with one establishment that sold “designer doughnuts,” I asked if my friend had ever visited Psycho Donuts. It was not an unreasonable question since they are located in Northern California as is he. It was not long before someone else joined the discussion and informed me that if I wanted a great doughnut, I had to visit Stan’s Donuts in Santa Clara. Eventually, my friend returned to the discussion and told me that the doughnut in question was a Dynamo Maple Sugar and Bacon doughnut. Since I had plans to visit San Francisco for a trade show, I decided that I would have to conduct an unbiased review of the three doughnut shops in question. These shops were Dynamo Donuts in San Francisco, Stan’s Donuts in Santa Clara and Psycho Donuts in San Jose, CA. Since today is National Doughnut Day, I figured it was time to put this review up.

My initial intent was to go to the doughnut shops and let the employees choose two donuts that they thought were best. My girlfriend, Tanya, said she did not want the shop to pick her doughnut. Since I knew there was no way I could eat more than three donuts in a day, I decided that I would let the doughnut shop pick one and Tanya could pick one. We would then split the donuts and I would make review the doughnut shop based on these choices. It seemed like a pretty unbiased way to do this review. As we were leaving San Francisco I picked a route that would take us from San Francisco, to Santa Clara and end in San Jose. Continue reading

Photos from Pt Reyes National Seashore

Here are some photos from the Point Reyes National Seashore and Tule Elk Reserve. I can not explain why it has taken me until now to venture out onto Tomales Point. I must have driven past it a dozen times. With the guidance of my uncle that lives just south of there, we visited Hearts Desire Beach as well as Tomales Bay State Park. We found lots of water fowl and other birds, as well as a herd of elk. Unfortunately, we had to get to San Francisco so we had to cut the day short around 4:00 or 5:00. We will be back though. There is a lot more to see. Maybe more sunlight too.

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Project 365 November 2010 Recap

A Picture a Day, Project 365

November 2010 Photos

November was an interesting month. It started off with me having no facial hair for the first time since 1971. Luckily, the beginning of the month was pretty warm, so that made the transition from furry to bare a little easier. As far as travel is concerned, Tanya and I drove up to Northern California and checked out the redwoods and visited a couple friends. Other than that, my travel was all within 150 miles of my home. I have a feeling that 2010 is going to end with me sticking around the house a little more than usual.
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