Wednesday, June 13, 2018



The  daytime temps in San Leandro and Palo Alto are very warm.  The evening in Palo Alto was jacket worthy, but not as cold as it has been in the past.  It’s very pleasant up here.

‘Easy Monday’ was “Sunshine of Your Love”, as many Cream fans wrote to tell me.  Love that record.  So, ‘Zany Day’ is next, and you might know this:  “Someone told me it’s all happening __ __ __.  I do believe it, I do believe it’s true.  It’s a light and tumble journey from the East Side to the park.  Just a fine and fancy ramble __ __ __.  But you can take the crosstown bus, if it’s raining or it’s cold.  And the animals will love it if you do.”  Hint:  Animals hang out there.

Our flight to San Jose was fairly routine.  We got to LAX a little earlier than needed, which meant plenty of time for coffee and people watching.  We picked a bright red Chevy Cruze for our NorCal running around and it’s a fun drive.  Lunch with the Cousins was another warm affair.  Stories, photos, a review of Lisa’s exhibition on her laptop, and talk of all the kids and dogs in our lives.  

Using Google Maps, we let Ms Google direct us in our travels in parts unknown and she does a pretty good job.  I had a conversation with a friend about how many small neighborhoods have more traffic as a result of these ‘direction programs’.  As they find the quickest routes, it means they find short-cuts and that means driving through small, quiet areas, causing them to become less serene.  Progress?  At any rate, we usually find our way around without getting lost and that’s a great relief.  

The usual motels that we use in Palo Alto are all overpriced this week, due to the Stanford graduation.  We are staying in a place a little north of what we like, and it’s a little south of ‘right’, but it will do.  

We ate dinner at Joes favorite restaurant in Palo Alto, The Trellis.  It was warm enough to eat on the roof-top patio and it was perfect.  There were six of us, which made for lots of varied conversation.  We will have breakfast with Joe this morning and spend the day with him.  

Today’s photo was taken yesterday on the roof at The Trellis.  The grapes travel all the way around the roof, and start on the ground floor, from a single plant.

Feels like a Wacky Wednesday.


“Look at situations from all
angles, and you will become 
more open.”
~Dalai Lama

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