Books, food and airplanes in Alameda" my eldest daughter who was in the area for business meetings visited my two grandsons - her nephews - and me during the week-end we were on Alameda Island. On Friday evening we went to a Lithuanian restaurant in Alameda. On Saturday my daughter and her fiance decided to take my two grandsons to the Exploratorium Museum near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. The museum site indicates that "The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception ... We create tools and experiences that help you to become an active explorer: hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits; a website with over 50,000 pages of content ... etc." Their stated mission is to change the way the world learns. The Exploratorium is the brainchild of Frank Oppenheimer (1912-1985,) an experimental physicist and university professor. It is a huge museum. Wikipedia has detailed information on this museum - click here to access it. (Two photos of Exploratorium below courtesy Bruce Damonte.)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Šaltibarsčiai .) Her fiance Michael had the Stuffed Chicken Roll (Vištienos Suktinukas) and the boys had the Flour Dumplings (Koldunai) made with traditional handmade dough stuffed with 4 different fillings: beef and pork meat, chicken, potato and cheese, and potato and mushroom. I had the Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Balandeliai.) We also drank the special Lithuanian Amber Tea (Gintaro Arbata) with small amber pieces in it - different and nice.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
here. The Tour de France is the world's largest annual sporting event. It has a worldwide television audience of 3.5 billion people with over 188 countries broadcasting it. With 4,700 hours of TV coverage 121 different television channels across the world show this race every year. (Here, on TV in Atlanta, the ceremonies in Paris last Sunday of the end of the Tour were cut short and a NASCAR show came instead...sigh!) More than 2,000 journalists from many countries attend the Tour each year. It also attracts 12 million+ spectators along the route who do not have to pay to watch it. Below is Chris Fromme winner of the 2015 Tour de France and also overall winner of the polka-dot jersey.