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Friday, May 15, 2015

The first part of 2015 in a picture review.......I wish that I had time to work on my genealogy.....maybe soon.  In the meantime, here's what I've been up to with my family and children. Also, this is why I live in California.  Sonoma in January was absolutely beautiful and you can't beat the weather in Anaheim in March.  Yosemite in April was amazing.  All of the Yosemite photos were taken by my 10 year old with a little point and shoot camera while she was out with her hiking group.  May has been hit or miss weather with some rain but we still stayed dry at the Zoo Safari overnight at the Sacramento Zoo with my 7 year old.  The best was Yosemite.  It just takes your breath away when you see it in person.   


Mission San Francisco Solano in Downtown Sonoma, California

At Cline Cellars' California Missions Museum in Sonoma, California
The original site of the mission in Sonoma before it was built in town
 (and before there were all the wineries). 

Inside the CA Missions Museum at Cline where they house all 21 Mission models from the
1939 World's Fair.  CA Mission history is an important piece of California history.

At the California Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, California.
I only took a few photos.  Real trains.....huge trains in here.  

Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland - Yes its the original Disneyland. 

Tea cup ride at cool. 

Star Tours at Disneyland.

My 4th grader singing with 1/3 of the school district's choir.  Pretty amazing. 

Visitors at our campsite in Yosemite.  

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park 

More Yosemite

Half Dome
Zoo Safari evening tour of the animals.

Zoo Safari nighttime presentation of animals.

Heard lions roar and the flamingos squawking during the night at the Sacramento Zoo. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Winter Solstice

In 2004, I had the opportunity to visit Newgrange in Ireland.  It is the "mound of the Winter Solstice".

Newgrange is located at what is now called The Brú na Bóinne, World Heritage Centre in Ireland.  It is at least 200 B.C. and there are indications in the area that is much older.  So, a little ancient Irish history is called for today, a day of the Winter Solstice.

Link to:  Newgrange