We flew into San Jose separately on Friday afternoon and met up at the airport. It was past our lunchtime, so as soon as we procured a rental car, we headed into town and stopped at the first place that caught our eye: Flames. To our Midwestern eyes, it looked like the quintessential California-style restaurant. The food was quite tasty, too. I wish I'd been hungry enough for one of their beautiful desserts.
We puzzled over our maps to figure out the location of our next destination, the Winchester Mystery House. It was practically next door. Heh.
We got tickets for both the house and behind-the-scenes tours and spent the next couple of hours walking through the house and grounds. I took lots of pictures. If you don't know the story behind the house, it's here.
As we made our leisurely way through the second part of the tour, we realized we were going to be late to the Friday night BlogHer dinner, which both of us thought started at 7. Still, we wanted to get our hotel room first, so we checked into the Westin next door to the TechMart, freshened up a little, and headed to Alviso to catch the tail-end of the dinner. Well, it turned out the dinner was really at 6, so when we got there at 8:15, it was all over but the cleanup. We went down the block to Maria Elena's and had dinner there by ourselves.
Tomorrow: How to kill time in San Jose on a Sunday morning.