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11/16/02 - We went on a bus tour to Safari West in Sonoma County to visit the animals.  We then stopped by Kunde Vineyards for some wine tasting.  Click here to see the wonderful pictures.

10/19/02 & 10/20/02 - Kirk and I took Mom & Aunt Linda to San Francisco for an overnight.  We went to Haight Ashbury, drove through Castro & Pacific Heights, shopped on the Wharf, ferry to Sausalito, more Wharf shopping, cable car rides & Union Square shopping.  Click here for the pictures.

10/17/02 & 10/18/02 - Took Mom & Aunt Linda to Monterey and Capitola Beach.  Click here for the pictures.

10/13/02 - We went to the park by our apartment to look at the sun through the filter that Kirk just got for his telescope.  Click here for the pictures.

10/12/02 - We went to Wilder Ranch State Park to go for a hike on the coast today.  Click here for the pictures.

09/29/02 - We took the light rail to downtown San Jose today to attend the annual Brew HaHa.  Brewers from the area serve beer in "shot glass ... per Kirk" and comedian performances all afternoon.  It was a blast, we are going to make this an annual event.  Click here for the pictures.

09/25/02 - I wanted to attend the Planet PDA conference at the Fairmount Hotel in San Francisco.  I made a day of it shopping at Pier 39, taking the cable car to the hotel and finished the day off shopping at Union Square after the conference.  Click here for the pictures.

09/21/02 - Kirk and I decided to finally tour Alcatraz in San Francisco today...actually last need to make reservations by phone the day before to get an early tour.  Click here for the pictures.

Sept 02 - We went on a tour of Winchester Mystery House today.  I would not recommend this tour if you are not interested in how old houses were built.  Click here for the pictures.

09/14/02 - We went to the annual Renaissance Faire at Casa De Fruita today.  It was great, better than expected.  Click here for the pictures.

08/29/02 - While Kirk was in Ireland I decided to spend the day in Monterey just enjoying the area and taking photos.  Click here for the pictures.

Kirk went to Ireland the last week of August with his friend Todd to attend the annual Linux Beer Hike.  Kirk gave me every opportunity to go, but I told him my idea of fun is not spending hours in smoky pubs drinking Guinness.  We barely communicated because of the 8 hour time difference.  We used AOL Instant Messenger to communicate for free.  They had a great time and I enjoyed the quiet and spent time in Capitola and Monterey.  Click here for the pictures.

I went to Capitola today to listen to the ocean and enjoy a nice sunny day at the beach.  Click here for the pictures.

Wild Things Animal Rental tour.  Neat available well worth the money. Click here to see the pictures I took.  For different tours which includes photo opportunities with the animals not in their cages go to:  

Linuxworld San Francisco 8/13/02.  Click here for pictures.

Went to Mission Santa Cruz, Capitola and Santa Cruz Mystery Spot today (8/3/02).  Capitola is now my favorite area...tons of shopping, great jewelry items, good food and a nice beach.  Click here for pictures.

I traveled to Baltimore, MD to visit family July 15 through July 22nd 2002.  Went to the Baltimore Aquarium, Ocean City, MD with Andrew & Shawn and visited with family.  Click here for pictures.

San Luis Obisbo, Morro Bay, San Simeon (Hearst Castle) and Cambria overnight 4th of July weekend.  Click here for pictures.

Ano Nuevo June 2002 hike to see the Elephant Seals molt.  Click here for pictures.

Mountain View shoreline hike 6/24/2002.  Click here for pictures.

Moms visit June 7th week 2002. Click on city of photos:  San Francisco overnight, Half Moon Bay and misc. pictures.

Big Basin June 2002 hike to the waterfall.  Click here for pictures.

Almaden Park May 2002. Can not believe I made it up the hill for these pictures.  Click here for pictures.

Sacramento May 2002.  Went for an overnight trip to the Hard Rock Cafe and to see the capital as well as Old Town Sacramento.  Click here for pictures.

San Francisco Haight Ashbury and Union Square day trip 5/2002.  Click here for pictures.

5/4/2002 We went to so many hotels in Vegas and took a tour of the Grand Canyon area.  Our Grand Canyon tour included a drive through Hoover Dam both going and coming back from the canyon.  We drove on Route 66 in Arizona and stopped at a famous general store.  We had lunch at the bottom of the Canyon watching the Colorado River.  We finished off the Canyon tour by hiking out to the edge of the West Rim.  Our way back to Vegas included a drive through the Joshua Tree Forest and a different stop at the Hoover Dam.

April 2002 Spent 4 days in San Diego, California.  We stayed in the Gaslamp Quarter at the St. James Hotel, here are pictures I took of the city.  We took a cheesy bus tour that covered the entire area in 4 hours which included La Jolla and Coranado Island.  We walked across the border to Tijuana Mexico.  We finished the trip with the San Diego Zoo and San Diego SeaWorld.

Drove to San Francisco today (2/23/02) and parked at a marina near Crissy Field.  Walked to the Golden Gate Bridge to the first tower (I did, Kirk turned around a little earlier).  Click here for beautiful pictures of the area.

Took an ALL DAY ride (2/16/02) along the rocky coast of Big Sur all the way down to Morro Bay via CA1 then came home in the dark via 101 because we could not find a hotel room in 5 TOWNS, they were all booked.  Click here for pictures of the coast, waterfall into ocean & a vista point where the Elephant Seals have their pups and rest before moving on to their next destination.

Our winter is almost over!  Went to Half Moon Bay today for a long walk along the coast.  We also had a great lunch at Half Moon Bay Brewery.  Click here for the photo's.

Bought a new car - 2001 Mustang LX 2 Dr Convertible - Click here for more pictures

-Tigger won Kitty of the Month for September at, Direct link past Kitty of the Month

-Some San Francisco photos that Todd took the weekend he was here 8/23/01


-Kirk Bollinger, CCIE #7301  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (passed lab 4/28/2001)


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