Cooking, Travel and just Other Stuff

You have to understand. I come from a line of very crafty people. My sister paints, one niece can knit anything out of a ball of yarn...oh and she paints and wood carves and makes jewelery. The other niece designs things and then sews them and then my great niece...well we will just call her insanely crafty. They all have blogs where they show all of their wonderful things they do. So, that brings me here. I decided I wanted a blog too, but what to write about. I'm not insanely crafty, can't paint, don't wood carve, tried knitting-didn't work....hummm, what do I do? Well, I like to cook and travel and eat, so I thought maybe we can start there. My blog will be about recipes I've made, places I go and restaurants I eat at with a few other things thrown in along the way. I've also heard that writing is good for you brain, so I figure-as I'm getting older now-this could be a good thing. So anyway, if you find my rantings worth commenting over, I'd love to hear from you. If I post a recipe you like, please let me know, other wise you can keep your opinions to yourself. This, after all, is my blog to make myself feel better, to try and compete with my family, because I don't do anything crafty.

Friday, July 22, 2011

For All My Disney Loving Friends

For three weeks this summer one of our young'uns from Oklahoma came to stay with us for three weeks. She has done this for the last three years. We always take a day and go to San Francisco and I am always looking for some place new to take her. Last year just as she was leaving I learned about the Walt Disney Family Museum that had just opened. So I tucked that in the memory bank to take her this year.

If you want to know everything about the life of Walt Disney from his birth to his death then you will love this museum. Madisyn and I both thought it was fabulous. Let me say, I don't think it is for small children. There is really nothing here that would appeal to small type people. I would say maybe thirteen would be a good age to do it. Madisyn is sixteen and she thought it was great. It took us about two hours to do the museum and 30 minutes for the gift shop. There are a lot of videos of Walt himself talking and a few inter-active things. The elevator to go up to the main floor makes you feel like you're on the inside of a train. There is a model of what the park looked like when it opened and one of the first Autopia cars. I have to say that the last exhibit brought a tear to my eye as it is about his death. He was an amazing creative man that was way ahead of his time and died to young. Hopefully his legacy of magic will continue to be carried forward for many generations.
This is Madisyn standing in front of the museum. 
I didn't know we were not suppose to take pictures in this area. We took two before they got us.
The museum is located on the Presidio. The address is 104 Montgomery St., but I'm going to give you this tip. If you put 104 Montgomery in your GPS it will take you down to Montgomery and Market St. Because you can't put zip codes in the GPS, that is the Montgomery St. it recognizes. If you put 122 Riley your GPS it will take you right there. Parking is easy. Right in front of the museum and not real costly. The cost for the museum is 20.00 for adults and down depending on age. They are open everyday except Tuesday. If you need more information the phone number is (415) 345-6800. Have a magical time. We did!


  1. What a fun day for you and your girl. That would be interesting to see. Glad you got to share that with her.

  2. How fun! Glad you guys had a great time.