So when Fiza mentioned San Francisco as one of our stops, I quickly Googled how to get to Apple (oh the irony :-P). Found out that we would need to take a train from San Francisco to Cupertino. Then from Cupertino train station, we would have to take a bus to 1 Infinite Loop, Apple’s home. The entire journey could easily take nearly 3 hours. What? 3 hours just to have a glimpse of Steve Job’s legacy? Err, maybe not.
In the mean time, Fiza contacted her friend Shida in Santa Rosa as she planned to meet up with her. She told Shida about how much I wanted to visit Apple headquarters. Guess what, Shida offered to pick us up from San Francisco, and drive us all the way to Cupertino! Oh such a sweet angel, I couldn’t thank her enough. Then there was more: She also offered to take us to Googleplex too! OMG! I was exhilarated with joy!!!
So that morning after breakfast Shida and her family arrived at our hotel. Hopped into their car and went to pick up Lynd at her apartment. Made a pit stop for lunch at a halal Thai restaurant (thanks Lynd for the treat), then off we went to Cupertino!
|Welcome to the great fruit farm!|
|1 Infinite Loop. This is where geniuses are bred.|
|The Company Store. This is the only place in the world where you can buy genuine Apple merchandise i.e. shirts, pens, cups.|
|Of course I must grab some. Must!|
|Apple flag. California flag. USA flag.|
|Us with Shida and pretty little Zara wearing her brand new pink Apple hat.|
|We were here! Yayyy!!!|
|Done with Apple, we traveled to Mountain View to visit Googleplex.|
|See that Google map marker across the road? Almost there…|
|…and we finally arrived at Googleplex!|
|Don’t believe me? Check out the bikes!|
|Anyone called for security?|
|The yard was filled with pretty sculptures of different Android versions. Zara had so much fun playing hide and seek here.|
|Cute baby Yasmin came running for ice cream sandwich!|
|Jelly doughnut. Yum!|
|Have a break. Have a KitKat.|
|The place attracts quite a number of visitors.|
|One for the album :-)|
|Amazing colours of autumn.|
|The best pic I took that day.|
|Done with our day trip. Going back to San Francisco. Safe drive!|