Grieving Trip: Day 2 – 07/23/07

Santa Rosa:
Pho VietnamSanta Rosa McDonald Santa Rosa ARCO

Pho Vietnam
This was our most favorite weekend lunch restaurant in Santa Rosa. Their noodle soup, especially Bun Bo Hue, was very delicious. Shirley and I had been there many times. Before we married, Yuchih and I went there a lot too.

This was one of our frequent weekend lunch places when we could not think of anywhere else to go in Santa Rosa.

Our frequent gas station as it was right off our highway exit.

Our House in Santa Rosa, Photo IOur House in Santa Rosa, Photo IIOur House in Santa Rosa, Photo III

Our House in Santa Rosa, I
It still looked the same from the front view.

Our House in Santa Rosa, II
The side bushes had grown so tall that it essentially blocked outsiders from viewing the house and backyard.

Our House in Santa Rosa, III
It was Shirley’s proposal to put flat stones at the front door. It made the house entrance look more elegant.

Rohnert Park:

Home Depot

Home Depot
We went to Home Depot in Rohnert Park almost every day in the first month after we bought our house in Santa Rosa.

Next Level Communications, Main Building Front EntranceNext Level Communications, Main Building Back EntranceNext Level Communications, Soccer FieldNext Level Communications, Volleyball Court

Next Level Communications
The main building, soccer field, and volleyball court remained there even though the site is now closed.

Calix Network

Calix Network
I hadn’t got time to drop by the company, so I just took a picture when I was driving on Highway 101.

San Rafael:
San Rafael Kaiser HospitalSan Rafael Kaiser Hospital, Emergency Room Photo ISan Rafael Kaiser Hospital, Emergency Room Photo II

San Rafael Kaiser Hospital
This was the hospital where Shirley had her pre-natal checkup before the pulmonary artery dissection incident happened. We went to this ER where they performed a CAT scan and claimed that Shirley had a pulmonary artery dissection.

4th Street in downtown San Rafael

House of Lee Chinese RestaurantMy Thai RestaurantRafael JewelersChurch in downtown San Rafael

House of Lee Chinese Restaurant
This is the closest dim sum restaurant in North Bay (especially when Shirley and I lived in Santa Rosa) without crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. We agreed that the quality of dim sum and fried noodles were quite acceptable. We had dim sum with Yuchih and Kenn when we lived in Santa Rosa. We also had dim sum with Frank after we moved to Mill Valley. I remembered I got a parking ticket because the meter expired.

My Thai Restaurant
Shirley and I had been to this Thai restaurant a couple times.

Rafael Jewelers
We once spent a long time in this shop looking at the brand name watches.

San Rafael downtown Church
This was a landmark in downtown San Rafael.

Philly Steaks Fish and Chips, Photo IPhilly Steaks Fish and Chips, Photo IIPhilly Steaks Fish and Chips, Photo IIIPhilly Steaks Fish and Chips, Photo IVPhilly Steaks Fish and Chips, Photo VPhilly Steaks Fish and Chips, Photo VI

Philly Cheese Steak Fish and Chips
Shirley loved the philly cheese steak and potato chips here. If we were not crossing the Golden Gate Bridge for our weekend lunch, she would like to go to this restaurant.

Beauty Expo, Photo IBeauty Expo, Photo IIBeauty Expo, Photo III

Beauty Expo
Shirley liked to buy hair beauty products from this shop which had a lot of variety.

Borders Book StoreToysrus

Borders Book Store
We occasionally went to this book store together to spend our time.

We bought toys here when we attended others’ baby showers and kids’ birthday parties.

Mill Valley:

Mill Valley Plaza at East Blithdale Avenue
Peking Wok Chinese RestaurantBank of AmericaRiteaid

Peking Wok Chinese Restaurant
We went to this Chinese restaurant once when we were looking for apartments in Mill Valley. This is the one and only one Chinese restaurant we ever went in Mill Valley.

Bank of America
We went to this BoA to open a bank account on the first weekend we moved to Mill Valley.

Rite Aid
There were sometimes some good rebate stuff in this drugstore.

Mill Valley Apartment Neighborhood
SafewayTamalpais High SchoolGomez Way

We bought milk, ice-cream, and occasionally groceries in this supermarket. It was right across the street from the apartment. When Shirley became pregnant, I picked her up here when she took the bus home from work.

Tamalpais High School
This high school is right next to the apartment. I joked about letting Carina study in this school. Shirley said that it will be many years and we won’t know whether we will still live in Mill Valley.

Gomez Way
The road Gomez Way was very steep. When Shirley became pregnant, she could not walk up the steep road. I picked her up at Safeway when she returned from work.

Mill Valley Apartment, Photo I Mill Valley Apartment, Photo IIMill Valley Apartment, Photo IIIMill Valley Apartment, Photo IVMill Valley Apartment, Photo V

Mill Valley Apartment
Shirley and I moved to this apartment on December 10, 2004.


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