The rain that forecaster has been threatening us with the entire weekend didn¡¯t arrive till late Sunday evening. Rain drops fell gently out of a clear night sky, as we pulled out of mom¡¯s driveway last night. This morning as I walked across the office parking lot, which was wet from the overnight rain, I smelled Spring in the air. What a wonderful way to start a Monday, the last Monday of the year of Monkey!
That made the past weekend the last weekend of the year of the Monkey. It also happened to be the Super Bowl weekend. In anticipating the intense couch-potato activities all the football fans would be engaging, we were determined to exploit this opportunity by having an action-packed weekend.
How wonderful it was that the weather was lovely!
We went hiking in Sam McDonald Park, tasted artichoke soup at Pescadero, caught the last pink glow of sunset at Pescadero beach, checked out Stanford Museum for some Chinese and Western art, admired Rodin sculpture at the museum garden, shopped at IKEA, visited Mom, Nappy and Anita, and had a family dinner.
Here are some photos from the first half of the weekend: Hiking Sam McDonald Park and Visiting Pescadero.