Sunday, December 20, 2015

Cuba for Christmas 2015

These photographs were taken in 2012, our last trip to Havana. This trip, a gift from my wife to her children and son-in-law, will only be a week, but we won't stray too far from Havana like we usually do. I am looking forward to seeing what changes have taken place since Obama and the Cuban leaders have opened things up. New Year's Eve we will spend at Dona Juana, whose lobster special is pictured second from bottom. We'll finish dinner well before any fireworks get set off, if that is indeed what they do in Havana. It will also be wonderful to show our favorite city to Jenny, Josh, and Tyler, not to mention getting out of the dreary, dank weather we've been experiencing here in Northern California. Can't wait to touch down!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Stanford-Notre Dame Football November 28th, 2015

I do not normally attend college football games in person, preferring to watch on TV and suffering through the interminable breaks for advertising every five minutes. In person, for me at least, it's a worse experience. However, the opportunity to watch the game from the sidelines was too hard to turn down. And, what a game it was, with Stanford marching down the field in 27 seconds to kick a game-winning field goal as time expired. The bottom two shots are only two of about 14 I took in just over a second. Above that is a touchdown early in the game as the tight end out-jumped the Irish defender. Above the touchdown shot is Heisman Trophy runner-up Christian McCaffrey ready to take a snap, and then Quarterback Kevin Hogan at the line of scrimmage. Big games like this also bring out celebrities, like Alex Rodriguez trying to rehabilitate his reputation by posing with youngsters.