Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mini road trip to Gilroy Gardens with the kiddos

Neither L nor D nor the kiddos had been to Gilroy Gardens and that’s where they headed today. The Park is known for its plants and trees (it was first called Bonfante Gardens). Most of the greenery went unnoticed by … Continue reading

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The “big kids” are in the house for the traditional August weekend

For a couple of years, this has been a “James and Grace” weekend, sometimes on a road trip and sometimes in Menlo Park. This year it’s a stay-at-home adventure with lots of adventurous side trips. The Adventurers picked the kids … Continue reading

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Heading home but not before the traditional family portraits

Since the Adventurers have been visiting Nikki, Matt and the grand twins, Kai and Lily, there is on spot on the wrap around porch were the portraits are taken. So before they sat down for dinner last night (D made … Continue reading

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Amusing (and dirty faces) of the grand twins

Yesterday at lunch, Kai leaned against the screen on the window and the result was one sooty-looking boy. Today, the kids got popsicles after their swim lessons and the result was one very grapey- looking Lily. Of course, being grandparents, … Continue reading

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It’s twin time in Pasadena on a hot summer day

Ah yes, summer in Pasadena. It quickly came back to L as they rolled into town late morning. The day was a busy one. The giving out of silly gifts, including a Whoopy Cushion that got Kai and Lily’s attention … Continue reading

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Rode trip time: Stops on the way to Pasadena

The Adventurers are headed to Pasadena to see the grand-twins (and their parents, too, of course), but they always like to add on adventures, so they stopped first in Santa Barbara before landing in Carpinteria for the night. L had … Continue reading

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Same old Byxbee except for a brand new stopping place

Neither of the Adventurers were up for a big trek today. Add to that the fact that it was going to heat up and The Mag was a little off her usual bouncy self. (Could it be the prime rib … Continue reading

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