Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thanksgiving in San Francisco

Ian hosted us for Thanksgiving at his new apartment in Mountain View. We did a great hike nearby and a walking tour of San Francisco. Here we are taking a break for lunch at Cheese Plus.

Grace cathedral was a beautiful church we happened upon on our walk. I loved the ornate wood carving in the choir section and the rose window.
I purposely chose a challenging hike up to Russian Hill and Lombard street. Even though it was rainy we got a great workout with all the hills.

Haas-Lilienthal was a Queen Anne style mansion we toured.

We did a guided tour through the old Historic home. Here was the dining room.

I loved all the architecture in San Fran. The mouldings are gorgeous!

A view of Coit Tower from our hike down Lombard street. It was fun to see all the crazy tourists.

Lombard street

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nova Scotia in the Fall

We took a fall cruise to Nova Scotia with my parents to enjoy some Fall Foliage. We have always wanted to see this area of Canada. The places we visited were Bar Harbor, Halifax, Prince Edward Island,  Quebec City, and Boston.  We went for my Fall Break Oct 15 and it seemed many small towns had closed up for the season. One town we drove a long way to find a restaurant.

The colors were at their peak the closer inland we drove. Beautiful reds and oranges we dont see in Colorado.

We saw numerous lighthouses at every port we stopped at. We rented a car to be able to see several cities during our stopovers.

We visited Anne Gable's house from the famous novel series on Prince Edward Island.

Quebec started off as a rainy day. We did several walking tours and a history museum.  The architecture was beautiful.

More color near the battlefield.

Chateau Frontenac in the background. My parents had a lovely lunch there.

There were lots of steps going from the old to the new Town.
It was a great time enjoying time with Mom and Dad.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Printing with Presley

We met in Simone's garage this week to do some printing. We all had some different techniques to try out.
This is Pressley that we get to meet once a year in our printing workshop.

Our group was smaller this week but still lots of fun.
Thanks to Simone and Sabyl who set up all the tables for us to create!

Here is Sabyl's mono print.

Prints waiting to dry. Lots of bright colors.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hallstatt, Austria

This was a charming town we stopped in for the night. There were lots of activities here but the day we visited it was super hot. Too hot to even ride a bike. 

This was our hotel , on the right. This was the main square of the town.

There was a beautiful light show as the sun went down. Soon the clouds opened in a big rainstorm.

Bolzano, Italy