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Telegraph disappointment

2004-02-01 23:44:38.172442+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

This morning we felt like a day-trip of some sort. Had to be back around home in the later afternoon for Charlene to work, but we figured we'd have plenty of time. So we headed over to Alameda. First stop was at the U.S.S. Hornet, quite fun, and be absolutely sure to talk with a docent. Great stories and personal experience, and we'll be going back.

But we got hungry, so we left to go find some food. Wandered around Alameda a while, had lunch (I don't mind an $8 sandwich, but a $8 sandwich is more than meat and standard store bread with a few slices of bland tomato), just weren't finding anything, so we headed back.

Long about Berkeley we decided it'd be cool to run up to Telegraph Avenue. For those of you who don't know, Telegraph used to be the epitome of Berkely culture, on a given day during the '90s you could run into the naked guy, the angry man, any number of punks and hippies, and there were all sorts of bizarre eclectic shops. Not any more. Signs proclaim it a "DRUG FREE ZONE", the stores that haven't gone chain franchise are cleaned up so that they're indistinguishable from them, and after a quick run up and down and a fast stop in Cody's, we headed back west. If the chain stores have overrun Telegraph it's definitely time to find somewhere else.

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