Sunday, September 4, 2016

San Francisco

We went to San Francisco last week to visit our son Ron and his wife Mary.  Excellent time!  Here we are enjoying a pre-dinner drink in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel lobby.
 Ron and Mary.
 My beautiful wife.
 We also took the ferry over to Sausalito one day.
 Ron telling a story of some sort.
 On shore in Sausalito!

 Sausalito has a very fun little shopping district where we wandered for a few hours.

 Looking out towards Angel Island.
 Exhausted, we decided to reboard the ferry to return to San Francisco.
 A few shots while we waited on the edge of the bay.




Alcatraz.
 Angel Island.
 What did I buy?  This ear.  The clerk said it is a copy of the model used for the statue "David".   I have not verified that yet.
 And this eye.  It was an afterthought, but I think I like it better than the ear now!
 We also spent some time in Burlingame where Ron and Mary live.  Here is a nearby park.
 And we were able to meet the newest member of the family - Brooks!  The son of proud parents Drew and Sarah.

 We stayed at the Hotel Zeppelin - it has only been open a few months and we really liked it!  Great hotel, highly recommended.
 This is our room.  It had nice surprises around every corner...very enjoyable.



 We figured out this wallpaper listed bands that originated in the bay area.  One band is noticably missing:  Journey.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Teo

 Spent some time hanging out in the garage with my grandson Teo recently.  The simple moments are the most spectacular.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Nirvana Tribute

 We went with friends to see Nirvanish at Pala.
The are a Nirvana cover band with a famous drummer:  actor Joe Gnoffo from the TV show "Little Women: LA".
 Being a fairly new band, the crowd was fairly light.  I'm sure they'll draw bigger audiences as time goes on.  I wish I would have taken a picture the other direction to show just how big the Infinity Room is, but I didn't.  Our table was first row center, so the rest of the audience didn't show up in my photos.
 Plus, Nirvana music isn't all that dance-able, so not people were on the dance floor.

In any case, a very enjoyable evening. Videos: Video A: "Rape Me", Video B: "The Man Who Sold The World", Video C: "In Bloom", Video D: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fireworks!

 We went to the fireworks with the boys on July 4th.  Here is Troy trying to decide if he wanted his jacket on or not.  Having fun!

 Teo snuggled up in his chair, all smiles!
 Teo stretching to get a look at the photo my wife is showing Troy.
 Troy enjoying a snack.
 He glows!
 We even brought ear covers to protect their ears should the fireworks be too loud for them (they are very close).  Turns out they didn't need them, but it did give them peace of mind knowing they were available.


 Teo chatting with his brother.

 Teo getting a back rub from my wife.
Ready for the show!