Sunday, December 31, 2017

Music Monday: Happy New Year

Music Monday: Just a Happy New Year's to everybody who reads this blog and blessings for 2018:

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Years and Blessings for 2018.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Visit to Hippies Brew

I am not a fan of hanging out in coffee shops but I found one a couple of blocks away from Downtown Hayward that has a lot of character and heart and it is called Hippies Brew.  It is an interesting place to have breakfast, brunch or lunch or to have a latte, coffee or tea:

And my breakfast:

The Hippies Brew is cool and friendly place to hang out in Hayward.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt

I went to the Bonsai Garden at Oakland's Lake Merritt and saw a lot of living art. Bonsai Trees are a Japanese art form using trees grown in containers:

And my favorite and it is a Bonsai tree that is 1200 years old:

The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt is a really cool place to spend some time and you will learn about the art of Bonsai Trees from the volunteers that work there.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

I took a little Christmas Blog Break, but I now I am back.

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption or St.Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco is the mother church of the Roam Catholic Archdiocese of the counties of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo. Also, it is the metropolitan cathedral for the Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco. It was blessed in 1971 and in 1996 it was formally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under its current name. The first Papal Mass in the cathedral was celebrated by Pope John Paul II in 1987:

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen.

The Westin St.Frances Holiday Castles

I went by the Westin St.Francis in Union Square to check out their Holiday Castles for 2017. The details on both castles are amazing. These castles take 300 hours to create and use 1,000 pounds of baking materials.

The first one is the Enchanted Castle:

The second one is the Sugar Castle:

If you get a chance to head to the Westin St.Francis, it is well worth your time to look at the castles