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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

From Santa Cruz to San Francisco for the Weekend

This was our PLAN to begin with, a weekend together in San Francisco...
With my Mauzie girl at the San Francisco Fisherman's wharf...
We had checked in at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square at 333 O'Farrell St.
Staying at the 25th floor.
And, my Mauzie girl who was super smart, sat in her sports bag with zipper over her back. I held it with my Burberry trenchcoat concealing her - she never said a word!
It was just for a brief moment a bit tense, when the bell boy tried to relieve me from my bag... he was tugging it but I firmly said; no Sir, I can handle that myself!
Mauzie had a pep talk in the room where I told her that we have now neighbors above, below and on both sides - don't 'speak'.
No wonder Mauzie's Daddy was then Champion in The Netherlands!
We woke up in the morning to the Carillon playing 'Dancing Mathilde'... oh the atmosphere of Union Square!
The view from our 25th floor was absolutely stunning!
It was a pricy hotel for both of us at the time, $ 123.00 per night as Pieter was not yet on the payroll, due to both of us waiting for the green card...
To the right you can see San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge
Here an even better view of San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge
Macy was right in front as of course were all major stores around Union Square!
We did waste so much of our precious time that Friday at a travel service for changing our flight back to Atlanta, into a flight to Philadelphia as Pieter was requested by the CEO of Campbell Soup, to give a presentation...
But we managed to go by taxi to the Fishermans wharf and view an old submarine and a sail ship.
That is me standing in front of said sail ship, with my Mauzie girl.
Top photo also got taken at the Fistherman's wharf.
We did walk back to the hotel and it was rather steep.
Cable cars were OUT - due to repair!
Not today... but Mauzie got carried for some segments.
This is from a postcard... We had to do this on foot; both ways.
Yes, San Francisco fog is famous and it can be rather chilly there in the evenings!
On Saturday, October 22, we had to stay in our room merely because Pieter was writing his presentation for the CEO but we managed to walk in 45 minutes to the Fisherman's wharf again and made a 2 hour trip by boat; via the Bay Bridge to Alcatraz Island.
Red dot is where Hilton Hilton San Francisco Union Square is. To the left you can see Alcatraz Island.
We walked back to our hotel, via China Town, the oldest in North America and largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia.
No photos from that trip... later I would take my Dad by boat to Alcatraz Island and got some photos.
Will show that in a future post...
On Monday, October 23, we all flew in seven hours from San Francisco via St. Louis, Missouri to Philadelphia and with a taxi went to the Hyatt hotel in Cherry Hills, New Jersey.
On Tuesday morning Pieter got picked up by a colleague and had his meeting and presentation with the CEO at the Campbell Soup Headquarters, 1 Campbell Place in Camden, New Jersey.
I read while the men met and by 16:00 we went by taxi to the airport for take off to Atlanta and home by 23:00

Yes, our Mauzie girl has been to several States and Countries!

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32 comments:

  1. Dearest MAriette,
    you really have seen so many different pkaces in the World!
    Love the photo with Mauzie Girl :)
    HAve a happy rest of the week,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Yes, our work let us see a lot of different places, but never as a free tourist though.
      Even this weekend, which we'd dreamed of, got partly taken from us, by Pieter's CEO...
      But what was left, we enjoyed!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Liebe Mariette,
    herzlichen Dank für deinen schönen Post.
    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Gut, so warst auch du mal in San Francisco!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  3. Hello Mariette, I have seen the wonders of the Bay area on several occasions, but although it is much closer to Ohio, I have never been to Philadelphia, much as I would love to see its historic sights and architecture.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Well, on this altered trip, we did not get to explore Philadelphia, but half a year earlier we got to stay and walk in Philadelphia and see Liberty Bell and such. On my very first trip to the USA, flying in to Chicago and out from Philadelphia.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. I love your dress but my favorite part of the 'look' is those shoes! I want them.

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Guess you too are in love with ankle strap shoes! Love them too - forever that is.
      Being on a business trip, as I was just joining Pieter, you cannot have the freedom of dressing all casual. For dinners after work (where they continued to pick Pieter's brains...) it had to be neat.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, the views over San Francisco Bay are spectacular!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hallo Mariette, je bent zo druk met het intikken van het manuscript en vindt daarnaast ook nog de tijd om te bloggen. Leuk om mee te kijken naar jullie weekend in San Francisco. Dat zal ook een hele belevenis voor Mauzie geweest zijn. Fijne dag, lieve groet

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Nee hoor, deze blogs tot en met eind juli had ik allemaal klaar en op datum gerangschikt omdat ik daar nu echt geen tijd voor vind!
      Mauzie was zo'n schat en zo lang ze maar bij mij was, vond zij alles goed.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  7. Oh dearest Mariette! Just look at your photos! You know how I love treasured photos like these oh my! Those views with the Alcatraz and how you had the whole place for yourself! It's just magical! mauzie girl had an amazing life with you guys! She's been to places!!! Love these memories Mariette I am so grateful that you share them to us!

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    1. Dearest Stevenson,
      Guess you're very right on the fact that we more or less had the place to ourselves. Outside of the tourist season and back then, things were so different!
      For us these memories are precious and Mauzie girl sure had a life that not many dachshunds got to live.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. You are very right dear Mariette! Whenever I visit a beautiful place and git yself standing without too much crowds, it is a very big treat or I must say blessing for me. One such time was visiting the Vatican on Christmas Eve morning where we are all expecting a battle with the crows but even our guide was amazed by how calm and few tourists were. It was a blessing.

      Oh I am so so happy with Mauzie for her life of adventures with you and your family dear Mariette! Sending you big hugs for the coming weekend!

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    3. Yes, those were perfect days for observing the unknown at ease. Mauzie had a good life Stevenson! Beating the crowds is always great.

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  8. Un buen viaje para estar en compañía y disfrutar del buen ambiente de esa ciudad.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, todavía disfruté haber acompañado a mi marido en su viaje de negocios. Recuerdos más entrañables para siempre...
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  9. Dear Mariette - the first photo of you and Mauzie girl together is really lovely but how did you come by the name Mauzie for your little dog?

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    1. Dearest Rosemary,
      Mauzie is derived from the German word for mouse and then in diminutive form. She was rather light and hyper too!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Lovely photos of San Francisco. I'm in wonder how your little Mauzie behaved so well in the hotel.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Fond memories of a precious time, however short due to the unexpected call to the Head Office and preparing the presentation for that.
      Mauzie was super smart, the daughter of the Dutch champion at the time and they are very intelligent anyway. Got lucky with her and missed her so much but could not replace her due to our traveling.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Hello dear Mariette!
    Great photos and fond memories from your trip!
    My sister in law lives in San Francisco.
    Like your first picture,you look so preety!
    Hope you and Pieter are fine! Stay safe and enjoy your weekend! Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Yes, those are really great memories!
      Sending you hugs and hope all is well on your end.
      Mariette

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  12. I remember taking cable cars in San Francisco and streets are really steep! It must have been quite a workout when you walked there. I took a boat trip, saw Alcatraz island, too :-) Your Mauzie girl had been to so many places. Glad you made lots of fond memories together :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Happy for you that you were able to take the cable cars and enjoy the view, we still were young enough and of course Mauzie girl got carried a lot!
      Those fond memories are forever,
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Was für eine kluger Hund!
    Hui, so hoch wohnen wäre nichts für mich, aber einmal hochfahren, um zu schauen, das schon.

    Viel habt Ihr erlebt, liebe Mariette, es ist schon, all diese Erinnerungen zu haben, die Kraft schenken.

    Alles Liebe für Dich und Deinen Mann!
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Ja, unsere Mauzie war eine sehr liebe und besonders kluge Hündin!
      Einmal bleiben uns NUR die schönen Erinnerungen...
      Liebe Grüße auch an euch alle!
      Mariette

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  14. Dearest Margaret, how lovely both you and your Mauzie girl look on those photos!
    I also visited San Francisco around the same time, a year later to be exact, and I have so many memories of this trip which was my first to the USA!
    I enjoyed this post very much indeed! Thank you!!!
    Many hugs!!!!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Thank you, both of us were happy, Mauzie whenever she could be with me and I too. Missed her so much when she died two years later.
      Who knows we might have been in the same area at a given time as we made many trips to San Francisco, work related. Glad it did bring back fond memories for you.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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