A Visit to Alcatraz

By Carol at 11:15 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2007

In mid-November we made our first trip to Alcatraz with our friends Nancy and Barry, who were visiting from New York, and two of their children. By mid-day the weather was cooperating, and we were able to take in the unique views from San Francisco Bay.

view of SF from Alcatraz

The City from Alcatraz

the bay bridge

The Bay Bridge from Alcatraz

Angel Island and a Red and White tourist boat

One of the Red and White Fleet of tourist boats with Angel island in the background.

Larry and Barry on Alcatraz

Barry and Larry stroll down to the boat.

Nancy adjusts her camera

Nancy is an expert photographer.

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New York Visitors

By Carol at 10:42 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Nancy and Barry

Nancy and Barry pose in our front yard with the meager California Fall color.


We visited Google and Shoreline Park where the kayaks proved irresistible.

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Los Altos Hills Trails

By Carol at 4:32 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Our return to California in November enabled us to enjoy a second colorful Autumn. A recent hike took us through some of the equestrian and walking pathways of Los Altos hills, where the micro-vineyards are turning colors, perennials and vines are still in full bloom, and garden decor is flourishing.

passionvine and Mexican sage

Looking out over Silicon Valley in the morning mist, past a passion vine covered fence bordered by purple Mexican sage.

red grape leaves

Vineyard turning scarlet.

mosaic pig

Mosaic pig garden art.

 Indian garden sculpture

Indian garden sculpture.

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