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Back in the Bay Area

California July 2006

Outside 2702 Fulton

We couldn't keep away. Just had to come back to the Bay Area to see everyone again. Operating from a base in Berserkely, we tracked everyone down. Well, almost everyone. Apologies to those we didn't get to see. (But you didn't escape. There's always next time...)

 


Re-uniting that old Bentley Gang

Alice Claire Cole Emma Henry Max Rhiannon Vanessa

 


Dinner at the Ostrach's

Dinner Guests At Dinner

Many thanks to Karen and Michael for hosting a wonderful 'welcome back' party!

The boys enjoy themselves at dinner


 

 

Taking the Healdsburg Heat

Site inspection

A trip up to Healdsburg to make a site inspection of the Hemant and Danielle's house currently under construction.

 

 

Alice and Danielle discuss construction details

Alice and Danielle debate details

 

Hemant surveys the empty pool

Hemant contemplates the deep end

Dante in the pool area

Dante checks the re-bar

 

Tea break

It's cooler inside

 

 

Shah silhouettes

Shah family silhouette

 

 

Dante climbs where his bunk will be

My bunk will be about... here!

 

 

Construction work in the front yard

The front yard

 

Henry and Leo

Henry floored by Leo

Henry and Leo

 

Leo looks at the view

Leo checks out his bedroom view

 

 

It's a lot cooler in the water

So. we're all in the pool but who's that guy, just working on his laptop the whole time..?

 

 

Strategy document in the making...

Oh - It's Hemant! Next corporate strategy document underway...

 

 

Check out the thermometer!

Wait a minute - isn't that a wall thermometer? What does it say?

 

 

128 degrees and rising...

Zooming in... It's a record-breaking 128 F in Healdsburg. (That's 53 C by the way).

 

Danielle showers Dante

Keeping cool

 

 

Bottle of Madam Preston Grape Wine

Cooler

 

 

Dante auto-showers

Coolest

 

 

Hemant and Leo in the shade

Picnic in the shade

 

 

Dante keeps on truckin

Dante keeps on trucking

 

 

Cooling down with a glass of Madam Preston

A shady guy, in shades, in the shade

 

 

Those Good Looking Shah Boys...

Dante Leo

Brown eyes and Blue eyes

 

 

 

Dinner with the Ulrich Family

BBQ Ulrich-style

They throw a pretty mean barbeque down Parrott Drive

 

 

Where'd Peter go?

Similar photo to above, but a better looking guy

 

 

Rabbit ears

So disrespectful, honestly!

 

 

Tess giggles

Tess teasing

 

 

That Ulrich Family in Full

Annika, laughing Tessa Ellen Meester Ooolreesh  Greyland

(Not forgetting Greyland, of course)

 

 


And a few other things

 

Barry Bonds chases the all-time record

A Giants Game

 

The Killer Crab revisited

A Giant Crab

Infinite Henrys in the Exploratorium

A Giant Universe

Ch.. Ch.. Ch.. Chair Changes

Weird things are on show at the Exploratorium


Zoo Time

A trip to San Francisco Zoo

(Yes, more pictures of animals)

 

Tiger

Bars and Stripes

 

 

Silverback Gorilla

Alpha Male

 

 

Gorilla face

Studied expression

 

 

Watching the penguins

 

 

Video diary

 

 

Henry leads the way

 

 

A ball of lemur fur

Count the lemurs

 

 

A bald eagle

Bald but dignified I reckon

 

 

The Dicdic

Tiny Dic-Dic

 

 

Meercat mound

Timon and friend

 

 

Gophers

Gopher it

 

 

Gopher impersonators

Gopher impersonation

 

 

A gorgeous warthog

Blondes have more fun

 

 

Penguin feeding time

Penguin power

 

 

Feeding time audience

Faces in the crowd

 

 


Bye Bye Bay

Group with Dennis on Grizzley Peak

Great to see Dennis & Eileen and friends.

So Bye-Bye to the Bay for another year! See you again soon...


Cheshire Cat Productions 2006