This summer, we went to the Alameda County Fair for the first time. The fair, held yearly at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton from mid-June to early-July, has run continuously since 1912! I’d never been and was so excited to check it out with Franco. We beat the weekend crowds and went on Monday July 3.
When we were in Tahoe, I read a sign that said, “4th of July is just a date. We celebrate independence.” I feel so grateful and blessed. Not only am I an American, I had the privilege of being born in this country—a child of poor, but courageous, brave, and hard-working immigrants from the Philippines.
My first piece of advice is DON’T RELY ON THE LOTTERY. Get your tickets for the Hamilton musical now, which is currently playing at the San Francisco Orpheum Theatre through August 5, 2017. I wrote a post on buying tickets here. I can tell you that, whatever price you pay, the show is worth it. Give
I had the pleasure of viewing the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit at the newly-renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art yesterday. Richard Diebenkorn is not only one of my favorite artists of the 20th century, but of all time. I have been a fan ever since I came across his abstract series of paintings titled Ocean Park. I consider
Franco went to his first touch-a-truck event and it was a blast for adults and kids! On a beautiful sunny day at the Presidio in San Francisco, Franco was able to touch, climb, steer and honk his way through a police car, fire engine, dump truck, moving truck, excavator, and cement truck. I had so