Lame Grandmas

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”

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The Golden Lady

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.

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Ghirardelli Square

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.

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Musee Mecanique

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”

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BART

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”

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Sunset On The Sacramento

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.

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Getting The Shot

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”

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Entering Sacramento

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”

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College Dorm Living

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.

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Monday Morning in San Jose

  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”

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Walking in San Jose

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”

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Siskiyous

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”

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15 Hours And Counting

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”

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The Parents Backyard in San Jose

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.

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