Friday, January 25, 2013

A Brilliant Cruise

Here is the Best Western Hotel Hebron which Al chose in Copenhagen.
  Notice the upstanding business next door.  But we were only two blocks from the train station and just a couple more to the Tivoli Gardens. 

We boarded the Brilliance of the Seas and went to Oslo.  It was so long ago that I don't remember what these buildings are but they are pretty, aren't they?

The Gustav Vigeland Park in Oslo is the world's largest sculpture park by a single artist.
    More than 200 sculptures depict the stages of life.

How's this for a pleasant stage of life?
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tivoli Gardens


Everyday life in San Francisco is interesting to us, but probably not so much for you, so now you can see the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen (August 2012).  The amusement park and garden opened in 1843 and has nearly 4 million visitors each year.  There are twenty-one acres of beautiful landscaping, roller coasters and rides, restaurants, and spots to just relax and watch.   That's the part we do best.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

By The Bay

We aren't officially in San Francisco, but BART gets us there lickety-split.  Tuesday I went to see Kevin, My Nephew The Dentist and passed City Hall.  One of the prettiest we've seen so far.  It was a glorious day and the camera kept jumping out of my pocket.

We've just been doing normal things with friends and family, including watch the Packers whip the Vikings last Saturday!  What could be better?  This week in San Francisco will be very interesting but we probably won't go to the game because tickets cost more than the one share of Packer stock hanging on our wall.  We can stay indoors with brats, beer and cheese.
Maybe crab and sourdough bread for the Niner contingent.

It was a bit overcast on the Bay but Alcatraz was just right there as I walked over Russian Hill.

The Pyramid from the corner of Alfred's alley. 
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Thursday, January 3, 2013



We're in San Francisco, having a wonderful time, but just doing ordinary life, so there isn't much to tell.  Here are photos of the Frauenkirche in Dresden (August), which is an Evangelical Lutheran Church.  It was bombed in February 1945, but has been reconstructed with yet another huge organ.
 It's magnificent!

Al and Fred after lunch but before ice cream.

The middle of a square in Dresden.  Fred thinks it looks like little boys peeing. 
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Eve

Marco recruited a whole bunch of pals to help with the six helium tanks and 4,000 balloons (there were some leftover so we probably only used about 3,500)
and transformed the restaurant into Party Central.   

My favorite part was leaving just before the people arrived.  Al, Peter and Teri felt the same way.

The Ferry Building dressed up to say good-bye to 2012.
Kind of hard to see, but it's the best I could do.

Embarcadero Center in all its finery.

BART took us home for a quiet evening.  We celebrated on Texas time.

Happy 2013 to everyone!  May it be filled with health and happiness and lots of great adventures.
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