Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rewind time!

Three weekends ago now (whew! I've been busy) my parents, Aunt Margaret, Uncle Kevin, and their two girls came to visit. Peter made it in that weekend for about 30 hours and we all had a rip roarin' good time. 

Unfortunately per the usual I forgot the digital camera so excuse the poor quality of photos made with my phone. But we visited the Green Festival in Wicker Park where Peter and I found these very stylish masks made from old bike tires. 

I tried to ask how they get the tires so clean but no one would give me a straight answer. 

We also took in a Cubs game. They lost to the ASTROS! For those of you readers who don't know I grew up as a huge Astros fan and it's stuck with me. No one would wear my "Screw You We're From Texas" hat including myself. 

The rest of the weekend was spent partaking in good eats and nice visiting time. It was lovely to have all of them here to spend a weekend together. 

This past weekend I was in San Francisco! I spent the fourth of July there although Peter and I didn't do anything very patriotic. We did head to Pier 19 where it is said the sea lions hang out but we only found one lone sea lion as the rest of them head south in the summer months to mate. 

I did visit the San Francisco Zoo. 

My first experience with a black swan. On Sunday Peter and I went to the Asian Art Museum and saw this beauty. 

Those are the left over umbrellas from a thousand Mia Tais! 

Most of our time in SF was just spent wandering around the city. The architecture there is so different than anything I've seen previous. Lots of Spanish tile roofs and brightly colored stucco houses built on slanted winding roads. A friend told me that I would fall madly in love with the city and want to move there but that did not happen. Being an avid biker I don't like hills. Although it is a fun city to visit and as hard as it is to bear I'm glad Peter is there for the summer. I'll be heading back there next Weds for another long weekend and in August we plan to camp through the wine country. Well that catches us up and hopefully I'll have more time to post in over the next couple of weeks.