Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 62nd. B-Day

Ano Nuevo State Park/Preserve

Ted and I traveled to Ano Nuevo State Park (1.5 hours away) and went on a guided tour to see elephant seals basking/fighting on the beach. If you click on some of the photos you will see dark shapes ... those are some of the 3,000 plus pound male creatures. I had never been to the site and LOVED it. Maybe I will make another reservation and return in February. There are supposed to be a lot more elephant seals there then. Ano Nuevo means "New Year." Pretty appropriate to go on New Years Eve!!

Pescadero State Beach

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hidden Villa

Hidden Villa is a preserve set in the hills between Palo Alto and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Jody & I went there to do some hiking, but it began to rain so we cancelled the hike. It is a beautiful spot and includes trails, an antique swimming pool, an organic garden, an educational center and farm animals. Seemed like the kind of place I would love to visit again in the sun. (I went here as a child with my brownie troop.)

Front Yard Work Begins

Doug leant a helping hand as heavy pruning began in the front yard.
Click on each photo to get full impact of what was cut down.

Walk in S.F. Baylands

Jody & Laurie walked on the E. side of the SF Bay in a National Wildlife Refuge

Christmas at 2051

Relatives at 2051. You can figure out who they all are... but I must admit... two of the folks I had never seen/met....

Friday, December 25, 2009

90th B-Day Party

New Paths for Bingo

courtesy of all the chipping/shredding & Ted/Andy at 2051