Friday, June 8, 2012

A Year Ago...

A year ago one of my biggest dreams came true! I visited the US and stayed in California for three weeks during which we had an amazing time! I've made plenty of posts already (click on each place if you want to take a peek: California, San Fransisco, Alcatraz, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Celine Dion in Las Vegas) but today I'm going to focus on the place where we were actually staying: Menlo Park, CA!
  
We did a lot of walking:   



downtown:

the train station
perfect breakfast at Ann's Diner
 
at night, burgers and margaritas:
Dutch Goose

Stanford University

a silent auction at a local school

a fair outside the school


Palo Alto square

P.S: Darcy, if you're reading this, we're waiting for you in Greece! :)

16 comments:

  1. Looks lovely and sunny...only in California could the sun shine so brightly :o) xx

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    1. To my surprise it was really chilly most of the days! Have a good weekend!

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    2. Its in the 90's and I have to keep hosing Hazel to help keep her cool. So different from last June. Miss, miss, miss you!!!

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  2. It looks like a fun happening little place!!!

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    1. For a small town, it has a lot going on! Have a good weekend!

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  3. Your pics are so beautiful. I am glad you had a wonderful time here in the States...Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Well, I hope I'll visit again soon! Have a great weekend, too!

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  4. It must have been a fantastic trip. Beautiful pics! Have a lovely weekend! Take care!

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    1. It was a life-changing experience! Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  5. Yes! I am reading this and want you and Orestis to know that your visit changed my, Emma's and Hazel's life as well. I love the tribute you pay to our humble little Menlo Park which helps me not always take it for granted. You both brought much happiness to us last June and we all miss you so much and think of you often. Alas, we can't swing a trip to Greece this summer; Emma has job interviews in NYC and I am unexpectedly busy with fresh students :( Emma's dad is sending her to Spain and France for a month as well. More news later after Emma leaves tomorrow but got such a kick out of your beautiful blog, complete with a wonderful quote from your partner in crime, Audrey! Love and hugs, Darcy

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    1. Hi Darcy!
      It's so nice of you to visit the blog and become a follower! Thank you for all your kind words! It's such a pity that you can't make it but we're so happy for Emma! She'll have a wonderful time in Europe! I'll probably be working during the summer too, so I know how you feel!
      I'll email you soon with more news and I can't wait to hear yours in detail!
      Menlo Park is great and it also has one of the most awesome landladies ever! You!
      Kisses! Don't forget to send all our love to Hazel! :)

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  6. OMG I loooooove the US! Great photos, I hope you'll share more in future.

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  7. Hi, glad to know your blog, I'm glad you like my pictures and I have no problem to use them, but I'd like if you did, you could make reference courtesy, I become a follower of yours, and I link you too! A kiss

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    1. Thanks for following my blog! I've linked your lovely picture to your blog!

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