We are blessed with a decent rain season this year and we've been equally enjoying the new grass carpeting all our hills and the amazing powder at Tahoe (pre-quarantine). Spring Festival
We spent actual Christmas day on the road. Photo diary of our RV road trip in Joshua Tree and Death Valley, December 2019.
For Christmas last year, we kept it quiet and low-key as we were planning a special Christmas RV roadtrip to Southern California with my parents. Still, we enjoyed putting up simple decorations, going to the city to see art and lights, and best of all, our very first Nutcracker performance. SFMOMA SF Ballet
The corona virus has brought a new normal to our lives and given me the gift of time to brush off the blog I've neglected for six months or more. Let's begin with memories of a happier time last year, when after a whirlwind few months of starting a new job and traveling, we took... Continue Reading →
I woke up to a strangely quiet house today as my husband and daughter are away visiting the grandparents. I took my time cleaning Ellie's room and what began as a chore turned into an exercise of gratitude. Seeing her presence in everything I pick up, her old toys that she once loved, her pajamas... Continue Reading →
I've already sprinkled some photos from my film rolls in the previous two posts, here is the rest of the visual diary from our wanderings around Paris.
Montmartre was a haven of struggling artists back in the day. Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh...all have lived, worked, or socialized here--at Le Consulat or La Maison Rose--some point in time. However, thanks to the fame of Amelie, Montmartre is also extremely popular with the tourists today. Our hotel was right next to the Moulin Rouge,... Continue Reading →
It's been 10 years since I was last in Paris and the city was even more beautiful than I remembered. Walking all day among gorgeous Haussmannian architecture, lavishly landscaped gardens, through museum after museum, across bridge after bridge, my senses were bombarded with beauty. I loved wandering around the city, seeing how each arrondissement had... Continue Reading →
All things that go! Riding the ferry Riding the cable cars Riding BART Riding the Tilden Steam Train Museums! Chabot Science Center - Planetarium movies are the best! Habitots Bay Area Discovery Museum Children's Creativity Museum Outdoors spaces! Oakland Zoo Berkeley Adventure Playground Jean Sweeney Open Space Park - awesome new playground! Alameda... Continue Reading →