In September we celebrated Rachel's birthday with her friend, Milan,

and her former San Francisco roommate, Kelly, at Mill Valley Beerworks.

A few days later, Ellen sent us a great picture of Austin, Ashley, and Alex having fun in Ventura.

In October another trip to the Aquarium with Maggie, Jason, and Carson...



...then a weekend trip to Mariposa and Yosemite (snow at Glacier Point)

In November, a surprise birthday party for Shane...

where Kim and Che's new daughter, Aaliyah, shared the spotlight


The Acevedo family arrived first, then Joe. and then the Neibers:


The old librarian read stories, took pictures of Thanksgiving dinner, and blew out 69 birthday candles



Time to leave electronic devices behind for fun at the nearby playground:










Magic mirror at the Exploratorium





We missed Bill and Lana's old home but remembered the way to the Mission nearby:







A long, crooked road to the coast road offered a fantastic view of the ocean below:




Ragged Point, Butterflies, and Beyond


From the Mission to the coast and then towards San Simeon,

we had lunch at a favorite spot just north of Cambria.

There we found the butterflies that eluded us in Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove:






Looking north from South Strand Beach towards Cayucos



Morro Rock, deer wandering around Cambria, spectacular sunset:




Next: Christmas


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