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If I may be so presumptuous

Of course I can and already have! :-)

Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville
What is the the most interesting observation a friend or relative has made upon visiting you in SJC?  Something that gave you pause for whatever reason.

Donna Fleming February 18, 2014 at 04:26 PM
My family in other parts of the USA, love to visit me during Return of the Swallows day parade weekend. My extended family love the fresh tacos downtown served outside. They also love the small town atmosphere. Some of my family bring their bikes and in the past, we have biked down to the parade route to avoid the traffic and parking. Other observations have been heavy traffic for a small town.
Panglonymous February 18, 2014 at 06:42 PM
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GreenInOC February 18, 2014 at 07:10 PM
I grew up in San Clemente and took several field and family trips to the Mission in SJC. I HATED it. It was soooo boring. A couple of years ago my young niece visited and she saw the building, asked about it and wanted to visit. I braced myself for a boring day but in my quest to always be the Best Auntie Ever we went. Well, the place absolutely took my breath away! I'm grateful my 10-year-old niece opened up my eyes to something in my own backyard! I've spoken to my siblings and they all have said the same thing. Kid perspective = boring. Adult perspective = incredible! Anyone I've ever taken to the Los Rios District is absolutely charmed and friends are jealous that I'm just a short drive to an organic farm stand.
Donna Fleming February 18, 2014 at 09:37 PM
Panglonymous....Of course we get used to our small town and the mission. I am sure that folks who life in Carmel or Santa Barbara go about their day mush as we do. Yet, when we visit Santa Barbara, or Carmel we ooh and ahh at the quaint shops, ocean vista's and great restaurants. Its human nature to become accustomed to your own town. Common Sense.
Alberto Barrera February 18, 2014 at 11:37 PM
It's great for families and retirees, but those 13-24 will find little to do here. I vacationed in Europe for two months over the Summer, and I came back regarding this place as an undervalued paradise.
Donna Fleming February 19, 2014 at 02:10 AM
Alberto... I love Europe too, but I love coming home.
Panglonymous February 19, 2014 at 01:22 PM
Long walks rock for sensing a place. Leisurely, not power. Fortunately, many of my friends (and a few of my family) are long, slow walkers. And slow-to-middlin' talkers. Who pause. And vary. Pace.
Panglonymous February 19, 2014 at 01:22 PM
How come there isn't a legal drug (bizarro caffeine) that slows us the duck fown while enhancing our senses of each other and place? Answer me that, SJC-ites. Huh? :-)
CHK February 19, 2014 at 02:24 PM
That we have the best of all worlds here....
Panglonymous February 19, 2014 at 02:37 PM
Where are they from, CHK, if you don't mind me asking?
Sunshine February 21, 2014 at 01:45 PM
I would love to drive through our quaint tiny town in less than 35 minutes. The bumper to bumper traffic is awful.
Donna Fleming February 21, 2014 at 02:16 PM
Me too Sunshine... Almost got smashed yesterday on Del Obispo.

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