by Robert Bone
More than a dozen BATW members found their way to San Jose last month, discovering that Northern California’s largest city offers considerably more to visitors than an industry of technological bits and bytes.
The monthly meeting opened on Saturday in the historic California Theater on South First Street. It was followed by a presentation by Team San Jose, a lunch, and then a walking tour of the city’s murals and nearby architectural sights.
At least half of the group chose to remain overnight at the famous Fairmont Hotel. They were then rewarded by a visit to the nearby Tech Museum, dinner at Original Joe’s, and a performance of “Giselle” by the Silicon Valley Ballet at the city’s Center for the Performing Arts.
On Sunday morning they toured the city’s Japantown neighborhood, which included a detailed exploration of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. After lunch at the San Pedro Square Market, some members filled out the day with an afternoon visit to the indoor-outdoor museum at the San Jose History Park.
Thanks go to Tom Wilmer for coordinating this event!