Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cable Car Ride, San Francisco

We need to wait in line to ride the Cable Car.

We're getting close! Dustin so excited to ride the Cable Car!

Our Dana Pie, this was taken at the Union Square, its the last stop of the Cable Car rides. 

Riding the Cable Car is one of the kids favorite! All tourist like to ride Cable Car, its one of the best, memorable iconic rides in San Francisco that you don't want to miss! I  like it when we go up and down to those Steep Hills! I really enjoy our visit in San Francisco!

Pier39, San Francisco

11.19.2017 --- I would say, Pier39 is one of my favorite tourist spot in San Francisco. I love to watch those sea lions playing around each other. The weather is nice, the view is nice and the sounds of those sea lions are wonderful. They are kind a noisy but you know, seeing a sea lion upclose is really fun, kids really love it. We stayed a little bit longer this time and have some hotdogs and popcorn then have a nice ice cream after. I'm sure a lot of people enjoy the sea lions at Pier39. Don't forget to get your clam chowder bowl at Fisherman's Warf! They are so yummy!!!... 

Hyde St. Pier Historic Ships, San Francisco

Hyde St. Pier Historic Ships is one of the attraction you don't want to miss in San Francisco. It's located at the Fisherman's Warf neighborhood. This is our second time around in San Francisco. that means, this is our second time visiting the Hyde St. Pier. Kids was little when we come here but now they are big enough to learn about the history of all this big ship. It was really nice to see what's inside on those ship. I like the Ferry where you see old cars and the second deck, you see the passenger seats, they are still in good shape! My son got so interested on the ship engine :-)

Here's were you can  see the Alcatras Island. Dustin is taking a picture on it. :-)

Breakfast at Pat's Cafe, San Francisco...

 Whenever we go to San Francisco, Pat's Cafe is our favorite breakfast place. It's a walking distance from our hotel. It has a nice ambiance in there. Its a nice local restaurant. Kids are not crazy about it but my husband and I like it. It was a very busy morning when we went there. We waited about 30 minutes before we got our table. Its worth the wait though. So if you are visiting San Francisco, don't forget to stop by at Pat's Cafe, they serve awesome healthy, hearty, home-style American Food for breakfast and lunch. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

California Sunset...

Here's the beautiful Sunset of California. We have about couple minutes before we arrive to Needles, California. At first, I saw a heart shape on the sky while its starting to change the color. Then you see it starting to form like a face with two eyes. Don't you think? Beautiful right?

Traffic in San Francisco...

Nov. 18 ---- We arrive in San Francisco but we got stuck on traffic before we cross the San Francisco Bay Bridge. I think we stayed on traffic for about 45-50 minutes. Then the car behind us got into an accident so it makes the traffic worst. But I'm glad we got out on traffic, it was a big relief to see our car moving. We need to pay to pass the bridge, that's why too much traffic here. We didn't use this road 5 years ago. I remember we pass the Golden Gate Bridge before. 

Anyhow, the Bay Bridge at night time was pretty amazing! If you look closely, the lights on the bridge are going up and down.

2 days drive to San Francisco

Nov. 17 -- We make sure all the kids school are done for the week and in the morning, we are packing our luggage in the car and ready to go. Our house/pet sitting came in the morning around 6:30am to make sure the dogs are well aware that we are leaving. 

So here we go! San Francisco here we come! First day, we drove about 8 and a half hours drive, stay at Needles, California for the night and at the second day, we drove a long way about 10 and a half hours. It was a long drive but it was really nice.  We stop to eat and for potty break of course and we sometimes just take a walk and stretch our back. Kids just sleep and play with their tablets. We stopped to get coffee to keep my husband awake for the ride. Listening music and talking while driving helps a lot too. We saw nice views and scenery on the way. Nice rock formation and beautiful sunset too! 

Can you see the heart? This is the sunset of California. I called this love sunset. I have a video where the sky turns really orange. That was an amazing sunset. 

I'm glad we arrive safe on 18th around almost 8 o'clock. We had late dinner at Applebees, Fisherman's Warf, San Francisco. That was really nice, we had great time. 

Excited on our trip to San Francisco!

One week before our trip, I am busy planning what to pack, what to bring, what to do before we go. I usually make a list on what to do on that week and of course I love to leave my house clean before we go on vacation. I able to finish the cleaning for a week, I am supposed to hire someone to come over and clean my house but I did it anyway because the woman I hired didn't come and called me. I did the full house cleaning within a week that was a quiet job there. I also finish the packing and make sure I didn't forget anything. Kids are very anxious to go. Well, the reason were going to San Francisco is that I need to renew my Philippine Passport. I have to renew it every 5 years. So yes, we went 5 years ago in San Francisco and this will be our second trip. This going to be fun! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Goodbye to our 17 year old Pitbull - Cocao

4 days before we got back from our trip to New York, one of our dog got very sad and sick. Her name is Cocao, she is 17 years old Pitbull. My husband had her since she was a puppy and its hard to see her go. She passed away May 23, 2016. We have to put her down because she can't walk anymore and she's not eating too. Her heart was swollen and she has a tumor in her tummy. We will always remember her, she is such a good dog. Here's a memorial video that we made for her.

From New York back to Colorado!

May 19, 2016 - We got back safely very late in the morning around 2:00am. We are all very tired but its worth the trip! We stay one night at Denver and in the morning we are headed back home! We can't wait to tell all our friends about our group trip in New York. Something for us to always remember. All the 19th people including us who came with us on this trip are back safely to their homes too. So glad to be back!....

Heading to China Town, New York!

After we went to the One World Observatory, we decided to go to China Town and have lunch there. Then after lunch we went to the Little Italy and have dessert from there. It was a nice walk, we have the whole afternoon there then we need to head out to the airport because our flight will not be until 10:00pm. It was a great experience at New York! We will surely miss it!

Monday, July 11, 2016

See Forever at One World Observatory, New York!

Here's a video of us when we went to see the One World Observatory in New York. I keep calling it Freedom Tower but this is the New World Trade Center. What an amazing view! I'm glad we be able to come and see this. So beautiful! It's a breathtaking view, you can see the whole city of New York on every angle. We are at 102 floor! and the elevator takes about under 60 seconds! That was such an amazing ride! It will blow you away!

Our last day in New York!

May 18, 2016 --- Today is our last day here in New York. So its our free day where we can go and see other places in New York. Other families in the group decided to go and see Time Square but our family decided to go to the One World Observatory then to China Town and Little Italy. It was such a nice sightseeing. Our flight will be at night time around 10pm so we have the whole day to see more of New York!

Water Fountain at Wallkill Bethel...

Beautiful view isn't it? It was so peaceful, green grass and all Jehovah's people who work there did such a great job. Love the water fountain and its a privilege to be here. I'm glad our family be able to see Wallkill Bethel. Its going to be another more years before will come back here but will always remember this moment. Love it!....

New world translation bible...

This is where they printed thousands of bibles, the new world translations bible. It was such a privilege to see this and I really appreciate for all the hardwork that all our brothers and sisters done. Thanks to Jehovah for all the blessings! So proud to be part on Jehovah's organization. 

Big roll of paper!

Isn't this amazing? This big roll of paper, these are the one they use to print all the publications we give out in the ministry. What a huge roll! Kids really like it, they can't stop saying WOW!!! 

Lunch at Wallkill Bethel...

What a yummy lunch! They serve my favorite food! Fried tilapia with mango sauce, rice pilaf with noodles, brussel sprouts and a simple salad with a delicious venaigrette dressing. We had a wonderful lunch with our fellow brothers and sisters at Wallkill Bethel. What a blessing! 

Our family at Wallkill Bethel!

Here's a picture of our family when we visit Wallkill Bethel last month of May. It was very nice and its nice to see that all 15 of us in our group went to see 4 Bethel in New York City. We are all in the same congregation here in San Luis Valley. We will always remember this moment.

Wallkill NY trip...

May 17, 2016 --- 15 people in our group went to see the Watchtower Farm at Wallkill, New York! Here we get to see how they made the bible and publications. We get a chance to have lunch with the our brothers and sisters at their dining area. This is all our first time so we are all so excited to be there! What a blessing for Jehovah that our family and friends will be able to go to New York and see the Watchtower Headquarters.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Artwork at Watchtower Headquarters Brooklyn NY

All the artwork at the Watchtower Headquarters Brooklyn are pretty amazing. All the artist really did a great job! I wish to be in this picture! This is a picture of the Paradise, were all people enjoying God's creation and be at peace with all this wild animals. My family and kids love to be there.