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    Heading out to San Francisco Bay. We saw many interesting boats and things as we motored the waterway.

    TED, if you know some of the boats and their history, will you please tell us.... It was so interesting to hear about them as we passed them .

    That's at Jack London square. When folks visit us, we do a sail or a super dinghy ride to the slopping bar or grab a
    ice cream cone or even a spirited game of bocci balls and beer. Regretfully wasn't able to do that is time with spin.
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    Ted, what's the story of this beauty?



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    San Francisco ahead...



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    Closer by...

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    Aaah... on SF Bay, under sail power now....


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    She's eye candy with her sails up.



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    San Francisco ...



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    Fine and fun company...




    Clowning around.
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    Golden Gate


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    Alcatraz ...



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    Beautiful San Francisco again...




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    Bay Bridge lit up with thousands of lights. The lights move on the side of the bridge according to the waves. Maybe one of you can tell us how it's done. A million dollars was spent for these lights ....



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    The way back to the harbor was lit up and beautiful .




    This wraps up the great visit with Ted and his friends. Next morning I headed to Watsonville to visit old friends.
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    I took all the back roads and avoided freeways. That made the drive nicer.

    The area near my friends Diana and Dennis is agricultural. Here are some huge strawberry fields.



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    Who will do this backbreaking work when the immigrants are gone?


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    Finally I'm there. And as I walk into their house, this amazing tree greets me in the yard. I don't know what it is but it was breathtaking.
    The flower petals made a carpet around the tree.



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    Home, another sweet home for me. We've been friends since my early twenties. Their home has always been my home base while I visited their area in California and my home was always their home base when they visited Nevada ...

    I'ts like walking into an antique art gallery.



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    Very comfortable...



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    Their life obviously is not centered about a television set. A quite lovely home.
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    Their life obviously is not centered about a television set. A quite lovely home.
    Youre right. Yes, it's beautiful and uplifting inside
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    Quite comfortable to kick back. Here is Diana & Dennis..

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    That evening we went to Miyuki for dinner. It was delicious. The best thing ever was their homemade dressing. It was mouthwatering and went well with everything. I had it on salad, rice, meat... I asked the waiter (part owner) if I could buy some to take home to Alaska with me. He said yes, and was going to make a new batch the next day. ...

    Here is the place just incase you're somewhere near or withing a driving distance.


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    As we headed to the giant redwoods, we saw this stunningly beautiful house. I love this this kind of houses...




    Here we are...
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    The age and size of these trees is amazing...



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    We were dwarfed by the huge trees.



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    I think I used the word "wow" over and over as I walked among these giants.

    This is was one of my favorite trees. BEAUTIFUL !!




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    Diana taking a picture of the above tree...



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    Close up of the amazing growths ...

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    Amazing trees. Had to get a closed look. This one had an interesting texture.


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    Dennis found this interesting growth on a tree. He instantly changed to a rodeo cowboy...





    A closeup that made me laugh...

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    Do you think they'd notice if you took a slab off that tree for a dining table top?
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Then I found an interesting burned tree.



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    The charred inside had an opening to the sky...

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    It's interesting that the huge redwood tree starts from a tiny seed.

    Here is a redwood cone with several seeds inside it.

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    On the way back saw this old beauty.



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    Diana and Dennis still had the old silver jewelry I made for them.





    The buckle I had made Dennis.



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    Diana's bracelet






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    Ring...



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    Diana's necklace...

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    Time to go visit Amish Rob and his family. Looking for the road less traveled.

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    Hey, Kerman! I used to work at the cotton gin there.

    Coalinga is named for Coaling Stop “A”.

    And, Selma is the erstwhile raisin capital of the world.

    Oh, just outside Atwater is where the farm I lived on as a child was. Now it’s a parking lot.

    And just outside the greasy tendrils of Fresno is where we are now.

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    And my Grandfather was the mayor of Selma about 100 years ago.
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    On the way I saw this beautiful lake/reservoir and pulled off the road to the parking area. There were some beautiful trees. Here is one of them.



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    MY APOLOGIES FOR THE LONG DELAY between postings. I've been super busy with increased workload. Also knitting some pretty time consuming, complicated gifts for Family and I'm still not finished.
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    Here is Robert and Janette, two wonderful people within an amazing family. We had many good times together.

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    Introducing The Family ..

    Robert, Janette, Vaughn, Paris, and Olay.





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    Janette, Robert, and I went to a great, little farmers market. This is the entrance.


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    This is a close-up of the sign that you see in the above picture. I got a real kick out of it.


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    Buying vegetables from their favorite farm stand.



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    The market "hall".

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    Along the day I found this beautiful metal woodchuck. It was for my new friends. It found a home on pantry door.

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    Fake News! Haha. The family at the farm stand is one of my favorites. We sometimes go help James with his strawberry fields. He plans to take over his parent’s farm (well, farms, because they have to keep shifting due to ongoing development of neighborhoods and such).
    A few other stands are run by the families, and several others are cooperative seller stalls. All the food there is from within 100 miles, and produced by locals. There’s honey, meat, eggs, and dairy as well.

    And, no. We are NOT responsible for the sign. Our dog does not smoke.

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    But you've now got a Vermont sign up in your house - so you never know what your dog may do!
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    Janette behind the wheel, we took a nice drive. Just about anywhere I looked, was a photogenic moment. . Beautiful!!




    Here too .. One in flight, it's mate on a tree.





    Here is a fig tree thicket. We stopped here. Kids took a little walk and Robert found a fig for me to taste. It was sweet and delicious...

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