Florian Pichler

Flo goes on tangents

Blogging for your amusement and my chance to remember things. Pictures & ramblings about tech, making, and baking.

Mount Whitney in the distance

Driving down

Heading to Bishop, California

Mono Lake

Almost alien Tufa rocks.

The story around this lake is as wild as it looks.

Driving south

The road took us through a tiny bit of Nevada.

It was surprisingly green. Farms and pastures along the road.

The road wound back to California and we had to wait at a construction zone but the blooming flowers made even that a pleasant experience.

Clear skies and unreal views on the Sierra Navada.

Passing Lake Tahoe

Today we passed Lake Tahoe and visited the wonderfully alien Mono Lake, and drove alongside nearly overflowing creeks and flooded fields to Bishop

Verizon cell network is down in and around Bishop and the hotel Wi-Fi is too crowded to sync and post more pictures now.

Found in Sacramento

The landscape around here makes you feel small. Great times driving around Lake Tahoe.

Trains in Sacramento

The Railroad Museum is well worth the visit. So many incredible steam trains on display.

I wonder if we will visit the location of the next macOS Codename by chance. WWDC next week should be fun.

Breakfast at Fred's in Sausalito

Vista Point

The Golden Gate in the clouds, as it should be.

Up and down the hills of San Francisco

Walking the Financial District. We passed the offices where I worked in 2008, or what's left of it.

We also went to the Farmers Market around the ferry building and walked on to visit the sea lions at Pier 39.

The bridges were shrouded in a bank of clouds, but we got a surprisingly clear view of Alcatraz.

After burgers at In & Out, we went up to Lombard Street and walked from there to China Town.

Time for some rest. This city is basically a cardio exercise and the jet lag is still going strong. Well see more of San Francisco at the end of our trip.


I think that was our plane there.

Getting greeted by the SF clouds rolling in.


Pizza with Fig and Goat Cheese, fresh out of my oven.


Only about a week until our trip to California. San Francisco – Sacramento – Bishop – Las Vegas – Palm Springs – Los Angeles – Santa Barbara – Yosemite – Santa Clara – San Francisco.

Visiting National Parks and driving down scenic routes wherever we can.

Expect pictures.

Hello World

Here I am blogging for your amusement and my chance to remember things.

I love finding little spaces.