Sunday, November 30, 2014

Aloha to California's Bay Area, Marine Mammal Center, and UC Berkeley's Campanile

My inlaws recently visited the California's Bay Area ... I share their photos with you.

The Marine Mammal Center is located in Sausalito. From its website (link),

Our mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.

The coastline is stunning.

My father-in-law attended UC-Berkeley.  Below is the Sather Tower (link),

Sather Tower, known to most as the Campanile, is perhaps UC Berkeley's most famous symbol. Visible for miles, it stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world. The observation platform, located 200 feet up, provides visitors with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area and of the campus. It is reachable via the combination of an elevator and stairs. The Campanile was completed in 1914.

I can't imagine attending school on the bay ... I think it would be too distracting!

Have you visited California's Bay Area?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, December 6, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 7.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

My inlaws met this gorgeous cat at their friends' home.


  1. I've visited San Francisco and it's one of my favorite cities.

  2. Yes loventhne bay, go giants, nines

  3. Yes, I visited the bay area many, many years ago.

  4. It's on my bucket list ;) Thanks for sharing!

  5. I was out there once many years ago - I'd love to visit again.

  6. Yes, several times and I love it there. So many fun and scenic places to visit up there.