Wednesday, July 30, 2008
And thanks to Dad Eichman for spending 2 days here helping us paint all of our kitchen cabinets from yellow to white. Thanks!
Tomorrow Kent and I leave for our Alaskan cruise! I hope to wrestle a polar bear and brew tea made from tree bark.
We just want to see the glaciers before they are gone... next week.
Be back Aug. 9th!
Kentie and Jana
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Jana and Elisse @ Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround
Debbie and Elisse
Debs and I, along with her boyfriend Matthew and other friends went to see a play called, "Tis Pity She's A Whore", which sounds dirtier than it was. It was written 400 years ago, so I only understood around 20% of what was being said, but the music was interesting- a lone chellist using a distortion pedal. The music was the best part. Oh, and the comic relief character rode a 1950's scooter half the time, in full Elizabethan-era costume.
I then took the train from Jack London Square in Oakland to Sacramento and then on to Folsom to see the Tweets. Folsom was hard to see because all of the smoke, but what I did see was really cute and quaint. One of my favorite parts of that trip was... In 2001 I made a pillow for my ex-roommates' (Elisse, Debbie, and Sarah) house, with pin-up girl fabric. Here 7 years later I went into 2-year-old Jack's bedroom, and he was using it as his pillow. It was really cute.
While flying home to Orange County, the plane crossed over Yosemite National Park, and I had a direct view of some of the fires burning there- and more interestingly of Bass Lake. Look at all the smoke- Gross! This pic is looking down at Yosemite- Which was clearer from the plane, but not translating well on film.
Just typical air quality in California... Almost
After a few short days in Orange County, the smoke had cleared so we drove up to the lake- Finally!