Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday I was up early and out of the house by 6:30.  I headed off on foot and met Miss Smith at Caltrain for the trip down to Stanford.  On the way, I walked over Potrero Hill and Mission Bay.  I got a bunch of pics.  This recent mural is super fantastic:


Awesome new building in the Mission:



Another recent fabulous mural:






I stopped by SF General to get more pics of the Benny Bufano sculpture there.  I love it.  It's such a great combination of monolithic and primitive-- almost childlike in detail:









We got the 9:15 train down to Palo Alto and then headed to Stanford first:








The view from the fabulous tower:







The church at Stanford:









The last stop at Stanford was the museum to peruse the magnificent Rodin collection.  Rodin's Gates of Hell which really must be seen to be believed.  You don't get the feeling of movement in pics that it has in person with the demons launching themselves off of it.   It's just amazing:



This is a crappy pic of my favorite piece they have:









We headed into Palo Alto for a boozy lunch and then back on the train where I got massively motion sick and had to keep my eyes closed and head down for most of the trip.  Awful.  Still it was worth it. We had an amazing day.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Saturday was a busy day.  In the morning I led the Different Spokes jersey ride out to Tiburon and back.  I didn't want to go because it was still soggy and quite cold in the morning but was talked into it and I was glad that I was because we had lots of fun in Marin.  I got a couple pics on the way back at the bridge:




That night we hosted the Different Spokes  Christmas Party.  It was supposed to be somewhere else but their kitchen flooded so we agreed to host it at the last minute.  We're used to big parties so it wasn't a problem.  I had lots of fun:




Stay away from his cookies:



The guests were gone by 9PM and I went to bed.  Long ass day.