On Saturday, February 1, 2014, we adopted Sparky from Berkeley Humane Society.  He is a 2 year old poodle mix.  He likes kids and other dogs.  He doesn’t shed so I’m not allergic to him.  He loves to go on walks.  We are having fun with our new doggie.

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Christmas 2013

The week before Christmas I went to Frank and Brian’s house to decorate Frank’s Christmas tree.
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I took a walk around the piers in San Francisco to see the Christmas decorations.  This Burning Man art was in front of the Exploratorium.  I saw this at the Burning Man Festival a few years ago.
DSC02756Christmas tree at Pier 39.

DSC02847Christmas morning at my daughter’s house.

DSC02848My grandson Liam excited to open his stocking.

DSC02872Liam and Milo opening their presents.

DSC02877Jameson on the playroom.

DSC02890My mom and and grandson’s Liam and Milo.

DSC02892Grandma Janet and Milo.

DSC02893My 87 year old mother Gloria.

DSC02894Me and my mom on Christmas morning.

DSC02895Milo playing with his new toys.


DSC02897Milo likes the rocking horse I got him.

liam-jen-miloMy daughter Jennifer and her sons.

liam-miloMatching pajamas.

me-miloMe and Milo on Christmas morning.

Golden Girls

On Friday, December 13, I went to see the “Golden Girls Christmas” show in San Francisco with my daughter, son, the “Flock of Sea Girls” band and friends.  We go every year and it is hilarious.  This year we all wore ugly Christmas Sweaters.  Here are my photos:


My son Brian and my daughter Jennifer.  Brian decorated his sweater.

This guy made his own dress.  He was sitting in front of me.

Jennifer’s friends.

Brian’s friends.

Me with my ugly Christmas sweater that I bought in Santa Cruz.

Brian next to the Golden Girls sign at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco.

The Golden Girls.


DSC06403After the show we got a photo taken with the Golden Girls.  They are big guys.

Julie, Brian and Mark.  Brian is trying out his I’m cool look.

Me a Jennifer with the Golden Girls.  They make me look small.


Joe Bonamassa

On Friday, December 4th, I went to the Joe Bonamassa concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland.  Joe is my new guitar hero.

Joe plays blues and rock n roll since he was 4 years old.  He started playing with BB King when he was 12.

IMG_0917My seat was in the balcony.  I forgot to bring my camera so I didn’t get very good pictures with my iPhone.

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving at Jennifer and Mark’s house.   Here are Jennifer’s photos:

Brian-GloriaMy son Brian and my 86 year old mother Gloria.

Brian-MiloBrian and my grandson Milo.

Gloria-KumaMy mom Gloria and Brian’s dog Kuma.

Gloria-MiloGloria and Milo

JakeJanet’s dog Jake

Jen-Milo-Liam1My daughter Jennifer and her son’s Milo and Liam.

Liam-BrianLiam and Brian

Liam-Jen-MiloJennifer, Milo and Liam

Liam1Liam with his favorite monkey.

Marcy-Brian-Liam-GloriaMarcy, Brian, Liam and Gloria

Marcy-JanetMarcy and Janet.

Marcy-Jen-Brian-Milo-LiamMarcy, Jennifer, Brian, Milo and Liam

MiloMilo loves to eat.

Milo2Milo loves to climb on things.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

On our last day in Cancun we took a ferry to Isla Mujeres.  We walked to Playa Norte and went swimming.  There are no waves at Playa Norte and the water is clear, a great place to go snorkeling.  Afterwards, we went shopping for souvenirs.  The island is very beautiful.  I would love to spend a few days there.  Here are some of my photos:
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Cancun, Mexico

We went to Cancun for two nights on November 20 – 21 and stayed at the Royal Mayan Hotel.  There was a view of the ocean from our room.  Every morning I got up before sunrise and went to the beach to take photos of the sunrise.  We explored Cancun on city buses instead of paying for a taxi.  We also walked around hotel zone one day after we took a ferry to Isla Mujeres.   The beaches and the hotels are very beautiful.  Lots of expensive malls near the hotels.  I got to see two crocodiles fighting in the lagoon while we were eating our dinner.  Here are some of my photos:
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Coba Mayan Ruins, Mexico

On our last day in Tulum we took a bus to Coba Mayan Ruins that is located in the middle of the jungle.  There are at least 6500 ruins there.  They have only uncovered a few.  There is a lagoon that has crocodiles.  I got to see an armadillo.  Part of the city of Coba was flooded where you buy your ticket to enter the ruins.  Here are my photos:
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Tulum, Mexico

On November 16 – 19, Primo and I went to Tulum and stayed at Maison Tulum Hotel.  It was raining very hard when we got there so we talked with Primo’s grand niece Marcella all afternoon.  Marcella runs the restaurant and bakery.  She made us some delicious food and juices.  The hotel is very beautiful and it is located two blocks from downtown Tulum.  We spent a couple days at the beach with Marcella and Sliman before we went to the Tulum ruins.  Here are some of my photos:DSC02519 DSC02520 DSC02521 DSC02527 DSC02529 DSC02530 DSC02531 DSC02532 DSC02533 DSC02535 DSC02537 DSC02538 DSC02539 DSC02540 DSC02541 DSC02542 DSC02543 DSC02548 DSC02550 DSC02551 DSC02552 DSC02553 DSC02554 DSC02639 DSC06234 DSC06235 DSC06236 DSC06237 DSC06238 DSC06239 DSC06240 DSC06241 DSC06242 DSC06243 DSC06245 DSC06246 DSC06247 DSC06248 DSC06251 DSC06254 DSC06255 DSC06257 DSC06258 DSC06260 DSC06261 DSC06263 DSC06264 DSC06267 DSC06269 DSC06270 DSC06271 DSC06272 DSC06273 DSC06274 DSC06275 DSC06276 DSC06277 DSC06279 DSC06280 DSC06281 DSC06282 DSC06285 DSC06287 DSC06288 DSC06289 DSC06291 DSC06292 DSC06293 DSC06294 DSC06296 DSC06297 DSC06298 DSC06299 DSC06300 DSC06302 DSC06304 DSC06305 DSC06306 DSC06308 DSC06309 DSC06311 DSC06312 DSC06313 DSC06316

IK-kil Cenote and Gran Cenote

We went to IK-kil Cenote after our tour of Chichen Itza on November, 14th.  We went to Gran Cenote after we explored the ruins in Coba on November, 19th.  The water in the cenote (underground river) is very cold so we didn’t stay in the water very long.  It was refreshing after a long hot day of touring the Mayan ruins.  Here are some of my photos:
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