Monthly Archives: November 2018

End of the birthday cycle for Hillview girls group

Starting last December, the Hillview girls group has been celebrating as each of them turned 70, an age that makes them gasp. How could it be. Today it was the end of the cycle, with Marilyn being feted. They also … Continue reading

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What to do on a very rainy day?

This morning Maggie was scheduled to be groomed, and usually the Adventurers take the opportunity to go on a hike on a trail where dogs aren’t allowed. That was not an option today, as it was not only raining by … Continue reading

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Revisiting an old favorite Portola Valley trail ahead of the rain

There was a practical reason that L thought about the Sweet Spring Trail off Alpine Road in Portola Valley, a favorite during the Cassie years, as a good choice for today. It’s quite near Roberts Market and there was neither … Continue reading

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Sunday in MP with the kiddos ends with visit to Santa

The Sunday started as most do when the kiddos spend the night. A bit after 8:00 am, one, then the other climbs into bed with the Adventurers who are ready the paper. Maggie goes bonkers, as she’s been positioned with … Continue reading

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A visit to Victorian London via the Great Dickens Christmas Fair

L thinks she was vaguely aware of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, not surprising since its been an annual holiday treat since 1970. But she hadn’t been interested in attending, not had D. But with the Kiddos coming for an … Continue reading

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Making a trip to the Auto Show in San Francisco

Some years ago L and D went up to the Auto Show held annually in November in San Francisco but the the past three years, D has attended with good friend Jeff, who is now in Reno. So it was … Continue reading

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Enjoying Thanksgiving with family and friends

With the skies finally clear of smoke thanks to a good drenching of rain, the Adventurers headed over to Moraga to have Thanksgiving dinner with John and Julie and the kiddos and one of John’s first (and best) bosses Van … Continue reading

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