Category Archives: Family

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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Big event of the trip – the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Wednesday was the day to go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a place of both Adventurers’ youth. Grace had been there once before, last summer. It was the first time James, who is more timid about rides than his … Continue reading

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Steam train is ho-hum after “the best house ever”

The big adventure of today was supposed to be riding the steam train at Roaring Camp. But the Adventurers should not have underestimated the wonder of their friends’ Sally and Michael’s house in Brookdale. Grace called it “a castle” and … Continue reading

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The big summer grandkid adventure begins

Son John delivered the kids (that be Grace and James) to Menlo Park today in advance of tomorrow’s getaway on what L is call the “great Santa Cruz Mountain adventure.” But the first order of business today was the meeting … Continue reading

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