Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cali Vacation Day 1: Winchester Mystery House

We tried to make an early start on Thursday, our first morning of vacation. We stopped by Keeble & Schucat so I could get some 120 film, Philz Coffee for a cup of joe and pumpkin muffin, and then we were on our way to San Jose. I was super excited to visit the Winchester Mystery House and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful and strange, the house tour was great and the behind-the-scenes tour was really interesting. After leaving Winchester we went back to Palo Alto and grabbed lunch at a deli that is owned by Diggy's friends. We stopped by the apartment to put up some of the snacks we'd bought and then walked over to the Stanford Theater to see The Trouble With Harry. This is one of my favorite Hitchcock films and it was so fun to see it in the theater. On our way back to the apartment we saw a guy get hit by a car (but he was okay), and two guys arguing in front of an Apple store. Weird. We went by Trader Joe's to grab a few more snacking supplies. Back at Diggy's place we started our project- I had talked him into alphabetizing his DVDs, ha. We put The Birds in about halfway through our work and finished the movie while snacking on our fancy cheese, crackers, olives, salami and a little wine for Josh and I. Fun day! Here are some photos from Winchester Mystery House, you can see them all here.

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Rachel said...

cool! I've always wanted to go to the Winchester Mystery House. Don't worry, I make sure I clean up all my trash at the movie theater. And I'm not against buying movie theater popcorn and the occasional DIBS, I just like to bring my own candy.