Dear Sebastian… It’s been quite a while since your grandmas wrote anything to you. So much has happened and we’ve done so much together… including a trip to California to celebrate your Great Grandpa’s 80th birthday and then Thanksgiving back here in Illinois. We promise to be better and catch you up on all that’sContinue reading “Lame Grandmas”
The Golden Lady Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl As Vicki and Sandy finished the marathon (Sandy went along with Vicki the last half of her 13 mile walk), Karen and I wandered along the water from the Golden Gate to the wharf. A long walk, but worth it. Lovely day. Beautiful, gorgeous, and we were there.
Ghirardelli Square Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl We stood in Ghirardelli Square before going in to enjoy a delicious sundae. The sky was spectacular. Love clouds like this. The view ended up being almost as tasty as the Ghirardelli wares. Yes indeed.
Under Water Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl Inside Steinhart Aquarium in the Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park. Not a huge aquarium, but fairly good considering it’s size.
Musee Mecanique Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl We had to wander into this place to check it out. Once we did… it was on! Ms. Pacman and Galaga. I won one, Sandy the other. Close, both games. There were some pretty cool things in this building. Free to get in and totally worth it. They haveContinue reading “Musee Mecanique”
View Alcatraz Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl And you could… from that spot.
Alcatraz Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl We didn’t venture out to it this time around, but it’s impressive just looking out at it.
BART Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl We took BART from San Jose to San Francisco and back again. LOVED it. We are total fans of mass transit, in whatever form it comes. Once we got to San Francisco we bought a three day pass and ended riding on buses, streetcars, and a cable car. Pretty cool,Continue reading “BART”
Farmland, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Northern California is beautiful. Karen took this one.
Sunset On The Sacramento, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Took this one on our road trip to San Jose. We were just getting into Sacramento for a stop at Sac State and a visit with our nephew. Hey Charles. Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.
Cinder Cone, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Taken by Karen while we were driving back from San Jose.
Blade, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Here it is… the controversial wing/blade. OK, not really controversial, I just made that up. I thought wing, and then heard windmill blade, which makes so much more sense. So here it is… one of many we saw traveling down the road.
Getting The Shot, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I’m always grabbing the camera and shooting something. Even if it’s something that on the surface might not initially seem that interesting. What can I say… the world through a lens is fascinating to me and very different looking than the real world. I don’t see dead people…Continue reading “Getting The Shot”
Entering Sacramento, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I actually have more photos to post from our trip than the ones I’m putting up here, but they will have to wait until I upload them from my computer to flickr and then to the ol’ blog. Patience, as my mom likes to say, is a virtue. Meanwhile…Continue reading “Entering Sacramento”
College Dorm Living, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I thought I’d blog a few more photos from our road trip to San Jose. This is one I took in our nephews dorm room. Very good of them to let you know there’s high voltage around. Safe? You be the judge.
Monday Morning in San Jose, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Monday morning in San Jose. Karen’s working today and I’m hanging out with the fam. I made the obligatory Starbucks run earlier and while we enjoyed our beverages we looked at lodging options for Chicago… For the wedding don’t ya know. Pretty mellow around here.Continue reading “Monday Morning in San Jose”
Back At In N Out, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Another trip for burgers. Have to take advantage of the availability of good burgers. Yum!
Walking in San Jose, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. So it’s now Saturday. We’ve spent one full day and a partial here and are enjoying the sunshine and the slightly warmer weather. It’s not warm enough for shorts, but it’s warmer than Oregon. Woo Hoo! Our routine goes like this… we get up, have breakfast atContinue reading “Walking in San Jose”
Shasta, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Mt. Shasta was beautiful. The clouds sitting right at the top, clear blue sky, snow on the mountain. Gorgeous.
Siskiyous, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. We got up wondering if we’d have too much snow for the rented Jeep Liberty to handle. The forecast said there was a possibility for up to 4 or 5 inches. We had a dusting. No problem for the Jeep, even in 2 wheel drive. Our first stop, as IContinue reading “Siskiyous”
We are almost to San Jose. Seems we did know the way after all. There’s loads to report from our travels today, however considering the fact that I’m a blithering idiot right now I’ll have to rain check my posts on the day. Perhaps tomorrow when I’ve slept and my head is mo longer filledContinue reading “15 Hours And Counting”
The Parents Backyard in San Jose, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. This is Karen’s parent’s backyard. Doesn’t it look inviting? It is. We spent much of our last visit sitting out there enjoying some great company and good conversation.
Out The Window, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Out the Window over California. Taken with the iPhone.
The Flop, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The flop in San Jose, California. Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.
The Cascades, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Traveling by train through California. Taken November 25, 2007 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.