Saturday, May 17, 2014

Safe Food in SLO

I tagged along with Matt to a Safe Food in SLO event in Santa Margarita today to promote food safety awareness and raise money for Jack's Helping Hand. Matt's company supported the event by having a booth. And for my train friends, included are some shots of a passing auto rack train and a Coast Starlight with three PVs on the rear. The park was adjacent to the ROW. All my photos and links to exhibitors are here:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

CDMA Plays at the AG Library

Coastal Dance and Music Academy (and all their various groups) did a variety show at the Arroyo Grande Library today. Snippets included pieces from Beauty and the Beast Jr, monologues, the Three Little Pigs, Annie, and skits written and performed by the kids. All the photos:

Monday, April 21, 2014

And Then There Were Nine!

Oh my. The grandchildren count this Easter stands at nine! I'm not sure whether that's more fun or the parachute toy that actually worked this year... All the photos:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rockin' at the Exploration Station

Guess who teamed up again for a great Saturday adventure?! And it wasn't just a regular day at the Exploration Station in Grover Beach, it was "Geology Rocks" day. Oh my. All the pics are here.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fillmore and Western Railway

Matteo and Papa Jamie had an AWESOME day traveling to the Fillmore & Western Railway for their Weekend Scenic Train Excursion and, as it turned out, so much more. Not only did the dining car serve hot dogs and nachos, but candies, nuts, and the most sugary candies you've ever seen. And the fun kept right on coming as we stopped at Santa Paula where they have "museums" that sell stuff (i.e. antique stores), old freight depots, oil museum, ag museum, bakeries, and murals galore, and then on to the Loose Caboose and Garden Center with its plethora of koi fish, turtles, goats, bunnies, upside down trees, and peacocks. Matteo slept the entire drive home.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Rattlesnake

The Central Coast STEM Collaborative ( in conjunction with the SLO Children's Museum ( put on a Science After Dark program about snakes. Right up Matteo's alley! There was a brief slideshow presentation about rattlesnakes, and then the kids got to go around the museum and visit six different snakes, up close and as personal as they wanted. Even a rattlesnake! A few more photos: