Before the 3-day Techcrunch50 conference we explored San Francisco and the Bay Area in walks and drives and as much as jet-lag permits prepared ourselves for the conference start. For transportation we had a tiny little car to drive around, a Hummer H3.
Saturday, Arnd, Maks and I headed to the Napa Valley, had a nice lunch in Bouchon, then a vine tour trough Rubincon Wine Estate, where the cellar in the mountain was litterally cool, likewise the tasting of its content.
Yesterday, after a phenomenal steak-dinner at Morton's and an after-hour at the Redwood Room in our Clift Hotel, we took our friend Heiko on board and headed South on Highway Number 1 towards Half Moon Bay. Climate in the Bay Area is crazy: We started in OK-conditions from downtown, it got foggy and cold all along the coast so that it was pointless to head to the beach, and driving inland into the Silicon Valley, we were surprised by dry heat with temperatures well above the 30s (Celsius scale). As for a inventive Sunday afternoon activity, we made a brief stop at the Stanford Mall with coffee and a few purchases (also for our wives and girl friends at home :-)
More pics from the weekend as well as from the conference can be found here on my Flickr-Account.