Willie’s second birthday party… where I invented the ‘cranberry and salmon cream cheese bagel’… and other fun stuff…

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Yeah… you heard me… that is a cranberry bagel smeared with salmon cream cheese. Because that is how I roll. I will admit that by the end, after trying all the other combinations, I just tried that because the pink salmon went with the pink bagel, and it appealed to the artist in me… but hey… it tasted pretty good.

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Oh, I also let some of the crack squirrels out of my head to play in the grass.

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And I made friends with a little bird… because all animals love me…

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Look, he came right up to my giant foot!

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And I saw a kitty stuck in a tree… a hello kitty…

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You don’t need to call the fire department when you see a hello kitty trapped in a tree.

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I also wandered around and took some pictures of the park. I love the Panhandle Park in San Francisco. I used to see some good music there for free… the Grateful Dead, Santana. Gotta love the Bay Area music scene.

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And I took some pictures of flowers.

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I love flowers.

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Always stop and smell the flowers.

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And then take a picture… for the rest of us.

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It is so much easier than trying to do a blog post describing the smell.

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Although now I really want to do a post where I see if I can describe a smell… that sounds like an interesting challenge.

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Oh, and I stole these pictures, taken by my older daughter, Jessica, from her Facebook page. Sorry, Jessica.

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Willie turned two…

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He even has a shirt to prove it.

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He got some cool presents.

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But mostly, he turned two. Which is an awesome age.

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Yeah, he loved the stuff he got.

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And the party was in the park in San Francisco, and it was absolutely beautiful.

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And lots of his favorite people were there.

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And he had fun running around.

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And he had fun playing in the sand.

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But did I mention that he turned two? And as you know, turning two is some thirsty work.

 

 

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Willie is growing up too fast…

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Okay, he might not be as tall as Big Johnny, his dad… but he did turn two-years-old. Which means we had to drive back over the bridge again…

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I love those crazy old houses…

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I guess the big fire escape sort of detracts from the beauty of that one a little.

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And as I have said many times before, I love the fact that they paint houses and buildings any crazy color they feel like in the Bay Area.

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And then we had a party… which I will get to… tomorrow.

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Eating in San Francisco…

We got together with Willie… and his parents… for a nice meal…

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We went out for Ethiopian food…

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I loves me some family style eating.

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I was assured that it was indeed Ethiopian food… even though the sign says Eritrean food. I have no idea if that is a part of Ethiopia, or if Ethiopia is now called Eritrea… or maybe the Eritreans are an ethnic group in Ethiopia… and yes, I could Google it… but I am an American, and you all know we can barely find America of a map.

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But the food was good… spicy and good. Eva, Willie’s mom, on top of being involved in cleaning up beaches and feeding the homeless and ridding the world of plastic straws, is also a vegan. So Willie loves his fruits and vegetables. He eats better than any kid I ever met.

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Oh… and it was also Eva’s birthday. YAY! And the day after these pictures were taken, Willie turned 2-years-old. So stay tuned for pictures of that.

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Driving to San Francisco…

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I took some pictures on the Oakland bay bridge, the same bridge we took that adventure walk on the last time we went to the bay area. That is a nice view of the city right there.

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Watching the fog roll in is never the same twice.

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And then I spotted this truck…

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B.A.T.S…. which is funny… traffic solutions??? Really??? Because this is what we were stuck in…

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Right smack dab in the middle of the bat s*#t…

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It took us more than an hour to get over the bridge.

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But I did have time to take more pictures of the fog rolling in.

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And we were on our way to see Willie and Big Johnny and Eva, so…

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Oh, and then, driving through the city, I saw this building. I don’t know what the picture is meant to be exactly…

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But, come on, you gotta love San Francisco…

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I never know where to start when I have a bunch of cool pictures of a trip to share…

So I suppose some random pictures of the sunset over the San Francisco bay, taken from the deck of my mom’s house, are as good a place as any…

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Once again, telephone wires are the natural enemy of both the photographer and the sunset…

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Yes, I could remove them in Photoshop, but that takes time.

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It would be so much easier and cheaper if we just dug trenches, cut down all the phone and power lines in the world, and put them underground… problem solved…

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Once again, that is a perfect example of why all of you should vote to have me put in charge of this planet for a few days… so I could fix all these stupid problems for you.

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Okay, I’m back…

I have been in the Bay Area for the last week. Had some adventures. Took some great pictures. I haven’t even had time to do a post or see what you have been up to for the last two days… so you should have had a nice break and be ready go, right?

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