Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Last Part, 12/27/12-1/2/13

This was the last part of my vacation, we returned to Sacramento and drove back up to South Lake Tahoe. A view of the Lake from a restaurant.
 Notice the guy removing snow from the roof.
Heavenly Valley is up there.

 One more picture of the Lake which I think Richard took.

Thanks Richard for choosing Fog City Diner to have lunch with Jon and Casey.
Coit Tower brings back fond memories of my day with Jon this past summer.
Transamerica Pyramid is iconic to San Francisco.
I was so very happy to see Jon's works in person and to see how large they are.
Here is a link to his site Post: "Birds!"

So San Francisco...

Off to Marin County

From Sausalito,  the Bay Bridge

New Year's Eve, Richard and I enjoyed a cruise from the Berkeley Marina and enjoyed the fireworks. Happy New Year!!! Happy 2013!

The next day, was our last day before leaving for home - hmmm, where should we go? Yes San Francisco. Had this delicious salmon at Dobbs Ferry before meeting Kathryn at Hayes Valley.

Thanks Jon, not only was this delicious, I also appreciated the presentation.
Kathryn and myself in Jon and Casey's backyard. Thanks Kathryn for driving Richard and me around!
Jon and Casey are fortunate to have this neighborhood cafe.
We walked to the Golden Gate Park.

Bob and Kitty, we enjoyed staying at your home, thanks for being such great hosts.  Here we are at Serritella's where Andy and Judy wanted to go but the restaurant was not open for lunch.
I know it was cold the morning we left Sacramento, however I was so surprised to see ice on the tops of these rubbish containers.
I certainly had a wonderful Christmas break. Here are the links to my 2 previous posts.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ohio, 12/19-27/12

We had Richard's sister Nancy open her Christmas gift the night we got there. She is a terrific photographer and we wanted her to have a better camera.
I really enjoyed being at her place.
She had stockings for us. Even Cody had one.

I am still like a little kid, enjoying the snow. Last year it did not snow - so I was hoping when visiting Nancy during Christmas it would snow - got my wish. Those are my boot prints.

The Amish continue to live as minimalist. I choose to be in a car.
 We had dinner with friends. Yum, baked sweet potato and ribs!
 Had dessert at Mary Jean and Larry's.

Hee hee, Heidi suggested I be photoshopped in - thanks Richard!
On Christmas Eve, we went to Eichel's - now that is Christmas with snow, Christmas lights and decorations. Thank you Nancy for driving us there.

I finally got to take a picture of this huge tree. (Hee hee, this might be Richard's - since I did not bring my zoom lens - Richard was kind to share his pictures and his lens.)
Since our flight to Sacramento from Columbus was on Dec. 27 at 6 am - we decided to leave Ashland a day earlier and spend the night in Columbus. Good plan - we were able to miss the snow storm. When Nancy returned home there was 5 inches more of snow.

Here is Cody, the morning we left.

Stopped at Steak n Shake.
I wish I had gotten a larger shake, that was an Orange Dream. - that Portobello 'n Swiss was also deeeelicious.

 Voila Coumbus.
I certainly had a true Christmas - in a winter wonderland.