Monday, July 28, 2008

Big City

We've been coming to San Francisco for so many years that there are some years when we don't even make it to downtown SF. I love cozying up in my grandmother's childhood house or crossing the bridge and visiting the Berkeley cousins. We enjoy exploring the local neighborhoods where I feel the people are nicer and the food even better.

To our great surprise we've enjoyed being tourists again in the big city with cousins and friends.

Within 48hours we had covered Chinatown, Ferry Building, Embarcadaro, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Ferry Rides, Muni, Walking, Walking and more Walking.

Sean and cousins have returned home to Oregon. Missing them today.

p.s. SF is famous for being cold in the summer but it's coooooold this week. Stocking cap and scarf cold. We're heading north to the river mid-week for some sun therapy. Seriously, how to people cope with the cold summers here?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


OMG! I feel like I'm 16 again. The popular young adult series Twilight by Stephanie Meyer has me all twitterpated. An action packed forbidden love story between two teenagers and one happens to be a vampire. A true love story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Perfect summer read. Three Cups of Tea, The Diplomats Wife and Sin in the Second City are so patiently waiting for me but I'm devouring the Twilight series getting ready for book 4 that comes out in early August.

And if I wasn't already excited enough Twilight is hitting the big screen this December. They just wrapped up filming in Portland and here's the newly released trailer.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick

This book is about Hugo Cabret. The main characters are Hugo and Isabelle. Hugo and Isabelle are very curious. Hugo lost his secret book and Isabelle wants to look in it. My favorite part of the book is when the robot draws a picture of the moon.

book review by Hunter