I had a great time with Fred and Karin. We got to eat at all the places I loved, and they enjoyed them as well. They lamented that there was no Burmese place in Birmingham, because they liked Rangoon Ruby so much. I have to admit that Rangoon Ruby is my favorite restaurant, so I can understand their lamentations.
We went on a great hike in Rancho San Antonio, and got a great view of the bay.
We also went to Oakland and got a good look at the bonsai garden there with Karin giving us a guided tour of what all the techniques were that were being used and a good bit about the history of the garden.