We met Nima and Caryn at Skyline and Alpine roads.  There was a really great hiking area up there, but the day was really really nasty.  We were protected near the parking lot, so it was only wet.  When we crested the ridge at the start of the trail we got the full blast of the wind, which made the hike completely undesirable.  We decided to head back to Mountain View and go to Esther’s Bakery.  We had a decent lunch there, but not a great one.  We probably should have gone to Pho Vi Hoa since it was just across the street, but we wanted to try something new.