June 18th–26th, 2013

  • Nick’s 2nd cousin Chris Pisarra and his wife Gail.
  • Chris & Gail’s house was like an art museum! They aren’t interested in 2 dimensional art.
      • Shades of the Milan cemetery
                  • See any resemblance?
                  • The lights on the Bay Bridge change continuously.
                  • At the California Academy of Science
                  • A red tailed hawk on the roof
                  • This is a well camouflaged toad!
                              • The roof is a regenerative garden
                                • Here we are in Woodside with our son and odd memorabilia at Buck’s of Woodside.
                                • Marcel Becker, our exchange student from 15 years ago.
                                • 1999 Dade County Florida Ballot, complete with chad. If actually counted, things would have been very different.
                                • A prescription for Opium.
                                • Very fancy art galleries on either side of our Hotel.
                                • Chigalls
                                • Picassos
                                • By Dr. Seuss
                                • Yertle the turtle!
                                  • Claus Oldenburg by chance?
                                  • Off on our junket to Napa, via the Northern route, & through the unseasonal rain
                                  • Sausalito harbor in the rain & fog. No view!
                                  • Castello di Amorosa winery in Calistoga, Napa
                                    • Stone and bricks were brought in from Tuscany and Austria
                                    • Our chatty tour guide
                                        • The winery owner as king.
                                        • Interesting architectural details were all over the castle.