Sunnyvale, California - What a Difference 20 Years Makes!

We lived in Sunnyvale, California almost 20 years ago when I was a graduate student at Stanford.  I went back recently for a visit for probably the first time since we moved away.  What a difference 20 years makes!  The old strip mall next to the Sunnyvale Town Centre has been torn down and historic Murphy Avenue is now lined with shops and restaurants.  We visited for the Saturday morning Farmers' Market.
A huge array of typical California products were on offer ranging from colorful flowers...
...to our favorite flavored California almonds...
...and a dizzying array of fruits and vegetables.
The market was buzzing and was a very pleasant place to spend a Saturday morning.
We also had the opportunity to visit on a weekday evening for dinner.
Dishdash featured fresh Mediterranean cuisine.
Huge bowls of pita were plunked down almost immediately.
I was part of a large group so we ordered some vegetarian appetizers for the table which included falafel and salads.
For my main, I ordered a creamy chicken rice dish sprinkled with nuts.  It was delicious but very filling (I forgot how sizable American portions can be!)
I'm happy to see that Sunnyvale has taken on an atmosphere and vibe that is in line with that in Palo Alto and Mountain View.

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