So here I am again! Home from vacation, back at the desk, and late as per usual.
I do have things to show you, though!
ScienceWorks Museum in Ashland, Oregon, where we stopped for our first night on the way to San Francisco! That’s my gramma in the middle And the human gyroscope (free-motion rotation thingie? what’s it called?) was restrained from its 360-degree rotation, so no fun there!
This sign was in Lithia Park, also in Ashland, and has special meaning to me, as I am a Duck (graduate of the University of Oregon). *ducks to avoid flying tackles of rabid Beavers/OSU fans*
Extreme Pizza Delivery for Extreme Pizza! I found these mugs as you see them… I promise!
Epic painted van, flying books and neat mural… downtown SF somewhere!
Beadaholique that I am, I expected the Swarovski store in SF to be full of… well, beads! Turns out they make gorgeous jewelry, too… And there are some cool crystal elements in the store (chandelier, swan, etc).
Experimental panorama with moving subject (viz. my father)… I think he confused my poor iPhone’s processor, as there’s a huge skip in that first third of the picture! Note the Bird’s multiple hands/arms as she sits on her anchor perch!
Sign in the Golden Gate Park, near the giant concrete Hippy Slides (that’s what the map-kiosk woman called them). Also, don’t blink!
Since I couldn’t find a printed picture/calligraphy of my name, I asked this awesome man to paint me one! And he let me take his picture! At right: middle necklace’s caption: “Let Explosion Your Love”, whatever that means!
Yup, that’s a Great (Wall of China) cake, all right! HYDE street! You’re welcome, Hydes!
More successful panoramas; these are also of the Hyde Street Pier and its historic ships (thank goodness for that screenshot I took of a trolley map), and the street nearby (up from the pier).
I frankly have no idea what this means… is it an anti-democrat thing, with the donkey? And that face looks familiar! Also super-excellent scrap metal dragon (is that a junk dragon?) in Oregon again!
GORGEOUS double rainbow! Less-successful panorama (it told me to stay level, but that didn’t work very well in the car!)
We went to my mum’s folks at the beach for Easter! Ellie and I collected probably 30 tiny marble-sized jellyfish! No, they did not sting, ninny; I wouldn’t have kept picking them up if they had! I built a fort with dad, Ellie, and some of the slightly older… umm… my cousins’ children? Second cousins? Genealogy escapes me after the immediate relatives. Mum helping some of my ???relatives hunt for Easter eggs in the back yard (with small change inside instead of candy, as my wise mother didn’t want to fill them up with even more sugar)!
That’s all for now!