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Corn maze off 84. I bought a box of organic strawberries here, they were amazing.

Straw bale maze off route 1. The maze was pretty cool...it was quiet in there. Lots of different rooms to explore, not just corridors.

"Do not throw out black thing!"

The Mystery Machine van from Scooby-doo used to be parked by Fry's in Palo Alto every time I went there. Lately I hadn't seen it there. Here I spotted it at Home Depot in San Carlos.

No cows this day on the hike up to the dish by Stanford.

My dish story:

When I came out to California to interview at Sun in 1995, my buddy Tom was driving me around so I could get a feel for the area. We were going up 280 when I saw the dish. "Holy shit, what's that?!" I made him exit the highway and find the access road up to it. It turned out it was a park and you could walk up there. Tom didn't want to walk up the hill, so he waited in his car smoking while I did the 30 min loop up to see the thing.

I love that dish. I tell my kids that we're using it to look for the aliens, even though I don't think it's part of SETI anymore.

Corn and pumpkins.


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That dish...

My mom told me when I was young and impressionable that she and my father got caught "necking" at that dish while he was a student at Stanford.

Now, every time I drive by it, I get creeped out. :)

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