Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

GHOST

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Belated bathday present ... the most favorite Direwolf:

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Devil's slide

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I've never driven through the new Devil's Slide tunnel since it opened. This 1.3 mile stretch of Hi 1 is now closed to traffic and made into a trail for hikers/bikers only. Walking it was a new experience. The coastal view was spectacular. Drving south, a quick stop at the Halfmoon Bay beach looking for starfish at low tide. Lunch at It's Italia. We had 2 pizzas FLOWER MARKET (pears, parma prosciutto, gorgonzola dolci, caramelized onions, extra virgin olive oil) and HALF MOON BAY (artichoke hearts, caramelized onions, shiitake mushrooms, Italian sausage). I love parma prosciutto and gorgonzola, but it being a bit sweet, it was too strong a contrast for me. The artichoke, shiitake and sausage one I liked better but it was more of a normal pizza. We also shared a tiger prawn, mango salad, with avocado. that was really good. We couldnt resist dessert and shared a creme brulee. Afterwards we painted town. Small artisan stores, always a delight to be in this coastal town. Traffic on the way back on Hi 1 wasnt bad until the tunnel. It was totally backed up and it reminded me of the olden days, before the tunnel. Tunnel or not, the traffic on this section of Hi 1 is always bad. It's been a while since I've been down on the coast. The weather was perfect. A very nice day!

Tom Lantos tunnels from the south side

Looking down from Devil's Slide

Abandoned bunker

Devil's Slide looking towards north

Looking south

Mari & Darin on the Devil's Slide trail

Luminiscent seaweed

No starfish, just this in Halfmoon Bay beach

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Sunday, April 05, 2015

3 tornadoes and the Fagotch

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"It's too much filling" Tomaso kept on ladling the onions and black cherries onto the dough that T rolled into an oval.
"now fold it into a crescent". the Fagotch was huge with the filling spilling over. 5 minutes in the oven and the bread rose to a gihugic height, almost touching the top of the oven.

you can hear the 'tornadoes' arriving with their screams. T's eyes went big in alarm. Aziza, (which in African means 'Precious') zoomed into the room doing acrobatics. Helena followed with giant smiles. They saw their godfather and each pulled him in a different direction. One foot on crotch and Aziza flipped over. She's cut to be a gymnast. Emerson followed suit. One foot on the crotch and flipped over too. ouch! poor crotch!

The beach house was full of 'tornadoes' happy kiddy noise. the Fagotch was hihugic and yum tasty. Happy Easter!


Easter 2015 images:

Friday, April 03, 2015

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Agony of Defeat

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Hippo lost in the first round of company's ping-pong tournament, but TechOps won!

Laughing during the tournament

Amadeo vs Daniel


Croc in the pond

Croc in the pond
 

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