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February 16-17

Where Nancy and I stayed for the wedding festivities.

The day after the wedding I went with Nancy to visit her son Josh and his family: Kelly, Charlie, Henry, Milton.

Here's Milton happy to take a picture so that he could see it in the camera.

Around the 'hood.


Then Bonnie treated me and her son Michael and his girlfriend Rudy to a very good Chinese dinner.

Bonnie and I went to Joanna and Robert's for the night.

Good Morning! Here's Robert, off to work for his daily 30 minute commute.

CAL! At least this is a familiar scene. Following are views around campus. Every time I visit, not so often, more buildings replace green space and construction rages on.

I can't find any information on this sculpture.

A view of Hilgard Hall.

There were several of these sculptures - I saw two others but there are apparently five total.

Copied from "The five Slinkies, each about 15 feet tall and weighing 1,500 pounds, arrived by trailer, one by one, and were installed by crane in the early morning hours in the summer. The crew was always gone, without a trace, by 8 a.m.

"I love the idea that they fluttered down out of the sky like some mythical creature," says the deliveryman, Bruce Beasley, a sculpture major from UC Berkeley's class of 1962. Beasley, who is 74 and operates out of a studio in West Oakland, has worked in monumental outdoor art for 50 years and has had more than 200 exhibitions worldwide. But he's never before placed anything on the grounds of his alma mater.

"The series is called "Rondo," and it is the first exhibition of multiple pieces by one artist in a UC Berkeley public art program that dates to 1900.

"Gov. Jerry Brown will want to know who paid for this, and the answer is Beasley. He spent two years designing and forging five separate artworks, each unique to its location. Beasley paid for the materials and installation, and when the show ends in August, he will pay for their removal, then offer the pieces for sale."

These tulip trees are everywhere around campus and the town and they are wonderful. I want one.

Of course, Top Dog.

Campanile, as ever it was.

I love this motto: To Rescue for Human Society the Native Values of Rural Life, the Eugene W. Hilgard Hall which seems so incongruent with the building.

Eugene W. Hilgard (1833-1916) was a professor of Agriculture and Botany at CAL between 1875-1904. "The building is part of a trio including Wellman Hall and Giannini Hall that form the original agricultural quad on campus. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.")

When Robert and Joanna bought their house in the Berkeley hills this wall in the master bedroom had No Window, not one. The very first thing they did was blast away, to catch this amazing view.

Sunset and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Welcome home Robert!

February 18

I stayed this night in Cambria to make tomorrow's trip down to Santa Barbara an easy hop.

I thought I might have tired of Moonstone Beach but no...

...I still love the boardwalk trail.

The restaurant down the road from the Fogcatcher Inn. I could go there again next weekend and be happy again.

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