Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Summer Fun 4

Visit to Kolb house 


Born in Bavaria, Germany, George Kolb migrated to America in the second half of 19th century. He made his way to west and settled down in Dublin, California. He purchased a general store and settled down in a small house behind the general store along with his wife and children. Later he built another bigger house for his family. 
The last Kolb was Bill Kolb, grandson of George Kolb, who lived in the same house what his grandfather built in 19th century by himself. According to his wish the house was donated to the city to keep as heritage. 
The house is now located adjacent to the historic cemetery of Dublin. Also the historic old St. Raymond church of Dublin is located in the same heritage park. 
One afternoon I took my son there to see the historic school house, which is now a museum, the Kolb house ,and the cemetery in Dublin Heritage Park. 
Kolb House

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Summer fun 3


Alvisio Adobe, Pleasanton

On a summer afternoon we friends and the children decided to visit Alviso ad0be in Alviso Adobe community park. It is historic landmark in Pleasanton, California. 


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Summer Fun 2

Summer is the time to spend outside the home, in nature. This year one of friends and I decided to take our kiddos somewhere at least once in a week. So, they can enjoy together without any electronics. After visiting Lindsey museum we decided to go somewhere in nature, might be a little hike.  I found out one little hike little outside of the city bustle. 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Summer Fun 1


Lindsay Wildlife museum

At the ripe age when sit down in our slow life and delve down in our memories, the memories of childhood raise up from the abyss to the top. Childhood memories are often sweet. We do not recollect our performance in school, but we can vividly remember what mischiefs we did during that time. We cannot remember how much we studied during summer, but can remember how we made excuses to get rid of the same during that time. 
Those little memories always make us smile. In this age we can shower plenty of games, dresses, shoes, and many more consumable stuff on our children, but I bet they will remember any of them. As the children grow up so fast, that we hardly get time to spend with them. Only few years of life they love to go out with parents, want the parents to be involved in every activities. Those few years for parents also to be cherished through out the life. So, all the summers when the little ones are at home, are the time to make beautiful memories, whether crafting, going outdoor, visiting some museum, doing chores together. 
One is experiencing eagle's flight, his companion is watching him thoroughly

Friday, September 20, 2019

Sun Valley Diary 7


Ketchum

The picturesque little town on the lap of the emerald green rolling mountain always reminds the name Ernest Hemingway to the Hemingway readers. No, I didn’t read much of his works. I only read “The Old Man and the Sea” during my early teens, that remained in my memory. But I didn’t know that in his final years he lived in Ketchum. Before going for the Sun Valley trip, I rented few of his books from library. After reading few books, and his life story I was kind of overwhelmed. In his remarkable life he penned down some of greatest novel of the century, travelled many places around the world, worked as journalist in war-trodden Spain, but killed himself at the end. I sometimes wonder, why he  killed himself, was he loosing his ability to produce great works, I don’t know. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sun Valley Diary 6



Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Falls is one of most spectacular natural beauties along the Snake River. The Falls is also known as “Niagara of the West”. 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Sun Valley Diary 5



Crater of the moon National monument

Driving on an uneventful straight highway, suddenly we arrived at a region with very different rock formation. The expansive plain green land surrounded with distant mountain suddenly changed to gorgeous black rocks.As we started in the mid morning, we reached in the afternoon there. However, the burning July afternoon couldn't resist us exploring the gorgeous landscape.