Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Break with Paul and McKay

Weather cleared, raindrops stopped and the afternoon and trails were dry for a hike in Muir Woods that soon went upward through the redwoods. Meandering through the gift shops with the sound of a crow on the roof followed. We crossed three bridges in one afternoon and evening. Where to eat? We went to our spot below the temple of Taqueria Los Comales and enjoyed our dinner at about 8:00 giving us just enough time to watch a new Visitors Center movie from the perspective of David Whitmer. I'd seen the new Oliver Cowdery movie on Sunday evening. They are both wonderful. Then we walked on the terrace around the temple. What a great day together with my son and his college roommate. We ate two meals together I prepared and had a rousing game of Scrabble Friday night. They attached the bathroom drawer runners, swept the patio and bagged cut branches, took out the trash and recyclables and kept a tidy space. Sitting between them in church and Sunday School was a wonderful way to end the week together. Come back soon!

This last picture is courtesy of Muir Woods National Monument. What a beautiful place.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Do you have an extra ticket?

Hamilton is playing at the Orpheum a block away. I arrived at 1:00 to try for a matinee ticket. I've had 100% success paying $20 for unused tickets over the years if I can't usher for a show I want to see. I was about to give up when I noticed a SHN employee with an envelope and showing a ticket to a coworker of his. I asked if he had a ticket for $20.00. He handed it to me and started to walk away. I got out my money and he told me to enjoy myself. I was so shocked at his generosity for the hottest ticket in America that I don't even remember if I thanked him. I had scored a $505 ticket plus $18 fee just by asking. I assume someone had given it to him. Hamilton is a genius musical and beautifully executed on stage. It is not without bad language however. There's a $10 daily lottery ongoing which I still plan to enter. I still can't believe I saw Hamilton. The singing, dancing and costumes fill my thoughts. I saw Hamilton, for nothing!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sleeping Beauties

In their waking moments yesterday I got a sweet message.