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  • GWIA...4 29 16

    Guess Where I Amโ€ฆ? ๐ŸŒŽ

    This picture was taken at the Puerto Vallarta Zoo in Mismaloya, Mexico. Just prior to this photo being taken, the giraffe bent down and licked the sweat from the back of my ear!! Feeding a giraffe a carrot from my mouth was also a pretty thrilling experience!

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    Travel & Adventure – Prager Winery & Port Works ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿ‡

    We had a few beautiful days to spend in Napa during the month of January. Our inspiration you ask? Seventy degree weather in the middle of winter! Frequently I forget that Napa Valley is just over an hours drive from the San Francisco Peninsula (approx. 70-miles). So, my partner in crime and I packed a small overnight bag and headed to the wine country!

    As we entered Prager Winery & Port Works we found ourselves surrounded by lush green gardens. Not the manicured, stately gardens of Domaine Carneros, rather, the kind of gardens surrounding a sweet country cottage far, far away. The dirt road leading to the winery is very narrow and easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled as you approach on highway 29.

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  • GWIA... 4 22 16

    Guess Where I Amโ€ฆ? ๐ŸŒŽ

    Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, California: Dale Chihulyโ€™s Glass Chandelier. This amazing explosion of blue and green blown glass greets the eye in the lobby of the Sofitel hotel. I first became acquainted with Chihulyโ€™s ethereal mastery of glass sculpture while visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium exhibition entitled โ€œJellies: Living Artโ€ in 2002. Photography of his work is gorgeous, but viewing it with your own eyes is nothing short of pure magic!

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  • GWIA April 15 2016 E1460730556787

    Guess Where I Am…? ๐ŸŒŽ

    Answer:

    Rooftop of The California Academy Of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA.
    This was always my favorite place to go as a child. Newly remodeled in 2008, the natural science museum now features a living rooftop with over 1.7 million California native plants, which opens to allow natural ventilation throughout the building. If you get the opportunity for a visit, don’t forget to stop by the alligator pit and say ‘hello’ to Claude, the albino American gator.
    Adult admission is $35 and family memberships are available for $250/year. http://www.calacademy.org/

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  • GWIA...3 8 16

    Guess Where I Amโ€ฆ? ๐ŸŒŽ

    San Francisco Bay, California. The photo of the Stรคmpfli Express was taken by one of my talented masters rowing teammates Karen Gheno last December. Iโ€™m in the #7 seat from the bow (back/left side) of the boat!

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    Travel & Adventure – Napa Valley, CA ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿท

    We had a few beautiful days to spend in Napa during the month of January. Our inspiration you ask? Seventy degree weather in the middle of winter! Frequently I forget that Napa Valley is just over an hours drive from the San Francisco Peninsula (approx. 70-miles). So, my partner in crime and I packed a small overnight bag and headed to the wine country!

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  • GWIA... 4 1 16

    Guess Where I Am…? ๐ŸŒŽ

    Spires at Antoni Gaudiโ€™s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Construction of this amazing cathedral began in 1882 and as of 2015 was approximately 70% completed. To honor Gaudi’s commitment to the design and construction of this extraordinary structure, a final completion target date of 2026 has been projected to mark the 100th anniversary of his passing. The annual construction budget is 25 million euros ($28 million+ US). If you have an opportunity to visit, the entrance fee is 15 – 20 euros ($17 – 22 US)

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