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Giants vs. Braves

Monday, June 1, 2015

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We bought nosebleed tickets to go see the Giants play for $37 via Oracle. The pre-game bar is attached to the stadium, so you walk right to your seat from there. Our seats had a nice view of the bay but not so good of the players, so we sneaked down for the 2nd half […]

Kite Surfing on the Bay

Monday, June 1, 2015

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Out for a bike ride and yes it is pretty much this windy everyday in the bay area…

Memorial Day 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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A VERY busy Memorial Day weekend: a train ride to Bakersfield, a concert with 50 artists, a day in Morro Bay, drive up the California Coast, and a concert with Bette Midler. The highlight is I taught the 2 of them how to salute.   Bakersfield – Ambrosia, Foreigner,  Juice Newton, Little River band and […]

Horse and Double Rainbow

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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On hold for an afternoon Powered Paraglider Flight….due to….ummmmm…. weather Nice distraction though 

More Bubble Research

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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I had to run a test to see if I could efficiently pump water 10 feet high to allow the bubble solution to gravity feed on to the ropes. So I used a tree as a test. The 1st set up worked great. Two older ladies walked by and asked “what the hell are you […]

More PPG Training

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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This week I got 2 more flights in, this time without any blood, jammed fingers, or scraped legs. So I call that progress. As students, we try to help each other learn, by shooting video of each other. On this one the camera man almost got taken out (me) IMG 0422 from Mark L. Fox […]

Campbell, CA

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Looks like the summer street parties this year start at Campbell….never heard of that town before but it is on the way to Santa Cruz 40 minutes away from Foster City One of the more unique things at the art show, funky dolls

Steamies

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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I read an article on the best bars near Caltrain stops, Steamies close to my stop was one of the top 15…this was our 1st visit. They are obviously used to locals and not a lot of newbies but they were very nice to us. We will go back – they promised we can watch […]

Rick Smith in San Francisco

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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My friend Rick Smith and his wife Gale are out visiting us in San Fran for vacation…..so far the usual activities; Irish coffee at the Buena Vista         Sea Lions at pier 39 The pretty side of Alcatraz   This was weird, only 3 guys are left living who were inmates….one of them was […]

Joe Bonamassa Concert

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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Barb and I went to Joe Bonamassa last night in Sacramento, it was a great concert. I almost totally screwed up, 20 minutes from Sacramento Barb looked at the ticket to see if anyone else was playing with him as a warm up. I had grabbed the wrong tickets – the ones for the Bakersfield […]