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Day Trip to Filoli, Part 3 – The Pulgas Water Temple

Filoli closes at 3:30 and our dinner reservations were at 5:00, so with the extra time, we went just a couple of miles down the road to the Pulgas Water Temple. This was constructed in 1938 to celebrate the arrival … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Filoli, Part 2 – The Gardens, Chapter 2

The tour took us all over the gardens.  We started with the sunken garden which has a reflecting pool which is home to a protected species of frog.  We could see the tadpoles swimming in the water. This is the … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Filoli, Part 2 – The Gardens, Chapter 1

After we toured the mansion, we went into the gardens.  There were wonderful spring bulbs blooming everywhere.  I love these white daffodils with pink centers. And this extremely fragrant arrangement. Gorgeous tulips in pots between the trees. More tulips with … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Filoli, Part 1 – The Mansion

When we went to the Empire Mine State Park last spring, we were told that the owner of the mine also had a permanent residence in the bay area that you could also tour.  It’s located in Woodside, CA, which is … Continue reading

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At the Giants Game

Al is a big Giants fan, he has been all of his life, practically, at least since they moved to San Francisco in 1958 when he was 8 years old.  He and some of his friends share season tickets, and … Continue reading

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Taking a Short Break…

… to play The Sims 4!  This game is a lot of fun, but I’ll be back next week as normal.  Meanwhile, here is my Sim Sergio getting into his rocket ship to go explore space.  

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Road Trip to San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

Last Thursday we went to the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, which is one of six wildlife refuge areas down by Los Banos.  It’s just over an hours drive from our house.  We left early so that we could do our … Continue reading

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