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Graduation Celebration

To celebrate Joshua’s Gradution we took a trip to Cali.  We boarded the train in Salt Lake and my sister picked us up in Emeryville.  It was a relaxing, fun way to travel. Cali Trip

I was able to read two books and bind my new Maverick Star quilt.

New Maverick Star quilt

While in Cali we spent a day in San Fransico.  The ferry ride and tour of Alcatraz was a highlight.

Cali Trip

We had lunch at Hard Rock Cafe.  Seeing pictures, guitars, and memoriblia of some of his favorite rock stars made this the perfect choice.  Although I would have liked clam chower in a sour dough bread bowl. 

Cali Trip

Next we went to the aquarium.  Were we got to touch sting rays and sharks ( little baby sharks but still cool)

Cali Trip

The next day Josh got to tour Google with his Uncle who works there.  This is something my boys look forward to and really enjoy.  After the Google tour we went to a tech museum.  This is Josh manning a probe to do repairs in space.  He was pretty good at manuvering it.  Maybe NASA is in his future.Cali Trip 

 We had a great trip!  Looking forward to catching up on everyone’s blogs.


  • Gayle says:

    Sounds like you had a great trip Emily! Did you know that I grew up in Truckee? It was wonderful!

  • Jan Marie says:

    Oh my, I have always wanted to take that train trip. It looks like you packed a lot into your trip. Contratlations on your graduate.

  • Myra says:

    Sounds like it was a fun-filled wonderful trip Em! Awesome, AND you had time to finish up your quilt! It looks wonderful! 😎

  • Needled Mom says:

    I love that train trip!!!! Aren't the Sierras gorgeous? Did you still see a lot of snow up there?

    The trip looks fabulous. My nephew is a docent/guide on Alcatraz and loves it. It had to be a blast to visit Google too. What fun and you made great memories.

  • Allie says:

    That looks like a VERY fun trip! Love the bubble in the aquarium, we have those in our zoo at the prairie dog exhibit. Josh is a handsome fella, Em!

  • *karendianne. says:

    Fantastic!! Great trip.

  • Karee says:

    this is probably the 4th time I have posted about your wonderful Maverick Stars quilt. I LOVE IT. and I am normally an obsessively 90 degree, matchy matchy person. You have won me over to the other side! I so hope I have the courage to DO WONKY…

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