Visit to Pacific Grove. Coalinga, with Swainson’s Hawk.SH 198, over Diablo Range; serpentine outcropping. Pacific Grove with Elissa, Xochi and Bev. Monterey with seals and sea lions. Brown pelicans at the mouth of the Carmel River. Salinas Valley adventure.
Coast Starlight to Oakland. Visits with Shirley and David, Ellie and Gary, Rob and Nancy, Mogan and Mitch, Leslie, Gary. Great to see you all.
Garden with showy Golden Torch and Night-blooming Cereus blooms, mammals, bees, etc. Long Beach WordPress Meetup. Daytrip to Oakland to visit with Shirley and David; lunch in San Francisco with Mitch, Darius and Ethan. July 4th fireworks. Elissa and Xochi at Xochilt Market on Broadway. Crescent moon with Venus.
FOUND IN TRANSLATION, MSF exhibition at Santa Monica Pier. TALKING TO ACTION at Otis College of Art and Design. Garden with birds and bees, cacti, cat, etc. Valeska Soares, ANY MOMENT NOW, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. PORTRAIT OF MEXICO TODAY, 1932, at Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Visit with Xochitl in Pacific Grove. History, culture and environment: Display at Camp Roberts Rest Stop.
Great Northwest summer adventure. Visit with Mike and family, “surrounded by acres of clams.” Mica closes her sports bar in Kent and prepares to open a steak house in Des Moines. Visit with Barry and family in Port Orchard, surrounded by acres of Northwest forest. Laana and I go shopping for Shane. Total eclipse of the sun in Woodburn, OR. Tumwater Falls Park, site of the “first American colony on Puget Sound.” Say what?!? Ferry to Seattle. Chinatown. Back to Mike’s; 1927 Masonic Retirement Center.