Sept 17 – 23rd – We have been spending this week in the Emeryville/Berkeley, CA area visiting with our daughter, Laura and son-in-law, Dave. It has been a wonderful change of pace with quiet days revolving around their routine of study and work (Laura’s Law school and Dave’s computer programming work) and, of course, the kitties. We also checked out the neighborhood Baskin Robbins as well as the Safeway, and I enjoyed making some oatmeal cookies (I have been missing my kitchen).
Patches, the black and white cat, has enjoyed the new addition……..
Peanut….a 9 week old kitten….
On Sunday afternoon, we all took a break and got out for a walk around Lake Merritt…..
Which attracts ducks and geese, pelicans and all sorts of birds……
On Monday and Tuesday, Laura had to be out of town for job interviews (they start interviewing now for this coming Summer!) so Fred and I checked out the local REI, Trader Joes and a few other stores, and also got much needed hair cuts.
On Wednesday, we caught back up with Laura and spent a bit of time getting ready for this weekend. That evening, we joined Laura and Dave for a class that they have been going to on Buddhist meditation. It was very interesting, and the meditation time was relaxing.
Today (Thursday) we are headed to Yosemite NP for the weekend. Laura and Dave will join us this evening through Sunday.