Thursday, August 31, 2017

Two Classic Hayward Eats

They are two classic places that have been in South Hayward on Tennyson Road for almost 40 years. In high school (I went to nearby Tennyson High School) they were must go's at lunch and after school. They are small almost take-out places that have a lot of good food.

The first is Cecil's Famous Burgers. Cecil's is amazing, great food and great prices. One of my son's favorite (and mine) is to go one a warm summer night and get a soft-serve cone (sorry no pics because it usually in our stomachs fast) and all the other food they serve are awesome:

The classic Cecil's Lunch
The second place is about a third of a mile down the road and that is Taqueria Senaida's with some of the best Mexican food around. While Cecil's is more of a walk-up place, Taqueria Senaida's is more of a drive-thru:

The usual stream of cars
Order taking

The inside of one of their burritos
I am a lucky person that I grew up with and still have two classic and wonderful places in Hayward to eat so close to each other.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Shibe Park History

The Oakland A's are trying to make the Oakland Coliseum a nicer, more friendly place even though it is considered the worst park in major leagues. One thing that they did was turn a place known as the West Side Club into the Shibe Park Tavern. Even though they added more beer and such, the best thing about is that they really tapped into the history of the franchise. The A's started life in Philadelphia in 1901 and moved into Shibe Park in 1909 and played there until they left for Kansas City in 1953. Shibe Park was also home of the Philadelphia Phillies from 1938 to 1970 and Shibe Park was renamed Connie Mack Stadium in 1953 and met the wrecking ball in 1976.

One of the cooler features is that the A's contacted the Philadelphia A's Historical Society and were able to get some artifacts from the team's days in the City of Brotherly Love:

Bricks from the original Shibe Park

1948 ticket stub
1942 scorecard
1952 scorecard
1948 scorecard
Connie Mack-Owner and Manager of the Philadelphia A's from 1901-1950
1947 scorecard
1937 scorecard
But the two coolest things that they have one display are these:

1914 HOFer pitcher Eddie Plank's uniform, with hat on top
1928 Hofer Jimmie Foxx's jersey
What the A's are doing I think is really cool. Until they get a new ballpark, they are trying to make the Oakland Coliseum better. This is one of the cooler ways:

Monday, August 28, 2017

Just Out and About

Just some pics from being out and about in this wide world that we live in. The first stop is some public art that I saw in the open air mall at South Shore Center in Alameda:

And I found two more of giant "Hearts and Heroes" that I love so much:

And I got to see the new displays that are out at Lucas Film in the Presidio in San Francisco:

And there is always street art to see and other public art:

And street musicians:

and my solar eclipse pic:

But even though I love to take pics and share them with people, I must remember the words below and try to live by them:

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Music Monday: Songs That Teach You to Dance

Music Monday: Missed last week, way to busy but here some songs that are dances or dance moves. So take a listen and dance away:

And my favorite:
Hope everybody gets up and dances and enjoys some music.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SFO Museum

Did you know that the San Francisco Airport had a museum, I didn't either. It is kind of hidden but if you have a chance to take a took, it is worth it:

1929 Aircraft Engine

1940's Pan American Captain's Uniform
1930's Pan American Captain's Briefcase
1930's Pan American Blanket

And they have some cool old calendar's:

United Air Lines-1955
1938 American Airlines
1958 BOAC
The SFO Museum may be small but it is worth getting to the airport a little early to take a look.