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MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 22:14 PM

First off I'd like to thank my fellow staff for covering for my absence over the last 4 weeks I traveled for Spring Break and then work. A big thanks to Jrazz for covering post parties and Stupid Picture Fridays.

I also want to thank my SI friends from the Northern California area that met up with me and my kids on our spring break, and all who came out to watch U of Kentucky beat Michigan in the Final Four.

When my friends here heard I was taking the kids to N. Cali they were like "you have to visit Chnatown" so we did.

We also saw Coit Tower

and made the trip over to Alcatraz

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 22:16 PM

We found the Zoltar machine

and the Cable Cars

and of course Pier 39

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 22:19 PM

The redwoods in Muir Woods

lunch at In n Out

and a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory

Where I found 2 candidates for official candy of SI

LosferWords posted 4/26/2014 22:23 PM

These are great pics!! Thanks for sharing them. Great to have you back.

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 22:24 PM

We got to spend a day in Sonoma

and see the vineyards nearby

and then a drive towards the mountains

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 22:32 PM

For the mountains are beautiful

but it was a miracle, someone ordered snow which arrived the day before we did.

but I think it just added to the experience

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 22:46 PM

I find it refreshing to gain a new perspective and it is hard to not think of the world differently when you are amongst these giant Sequoias

or these mountians

We did see the effect of the drought on this reservoir

which made me sad. I hope that they get some rain this year.

nowiknow23 posted 4/26/2014 22:48 PM

Looks like it was a fabulous trip.

Tred posted 4/26/2014 22:49 PM

Great pics Moo!

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 22:53 PM

Then I had to send my kids home and I had to depart the country for work. But this is how I pack for 4 weeks on the road.

One carry on and one personal item. No lost luggage.

And also a reason that Chinatown wasn't exciting for me is because I had 3 weeks in China ahead of me.

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 22:55 PM

Construction time

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 22:57 PM

Canton Tower

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 4/26/2014 22:57 PM

I'm trying not to be jealous, but it's NOT easy!

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 23:01 PM

They still do a lot of things manually. Here is a street cleaner

but then they're as modern as everyone else

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 23:09 PM

I got to spend a day in Hong Kong before flying home and it was beautiful.

Here is a little market we shopped at.

Although it was misting we did find a beach to enjoy next trip

the sights of a bustling city (along with double decker buses)

[This message edited by MovingUpward at 11:10 PM, April 26th (Saturday)]

MovingUpward posted 4/26/2014 23:15 PM


A little Bruce Lee

And a laser light show

I am disappointed that no one wanted to go with me to Disneyland Hong Kong. Maybe next time. But after 27 days and 20,000+ miles of travel it is good to be back home.

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 4/26/2014 23:17 PM

I am disappointed that no one wanted to go with me to Disneyland Hong Kong.
Well, you didn't ask ME!!

woundedby2 posted 4/26/2014 23:38 PM

Thanks for sharing photos, Moo!

Interesting that you went from the serenity of the snowdusted big trees to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong in such a short time span (and with so little luggage!)

I'm glad we got to spend a little time together. It's always great to see you!

And I totally would've gone to Hong Kong Disney with you! Next time you need to ask. TIKY and I are game.

abbycadabby posted 4/26/2014 23:47 PM

Beautiful pictures! So glad you had a good time but I know you're super excited to finally be home.

Um, I TOTALLY would've done Hong Kong Disney!!! The pic on the tower angled downward in which your shoes can be seen seemingly miles from the ground below? Yeah. Made me queasy.

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 4/26/2014 23:48 PM

And I totally would've gone to Hong Kong Disney with you! Next time you need to ask. TIKY and I are game.
Heck, yeah, I wanna' go to Disneyland Hong Kong!

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