Thursday, April 2, 2009

Marching along in 2009

March featured some nice weather after such a rainy February. As usual, Andre and I rode our bikes along West Cliff Drive and checked out the tide pools at Natural Bridges State Beach.
My friend Annie, a restaurant reviewer for the Santa Cruz Sentinel, invited Andre and me to eat lunch at The Greek -- super delicious -- and our friend Wendy was our server. I always enjoy reading Annie's reviews, but it's even more fun when I was there. This is the second time I've had the pleasure.

Luis Valdez, one of my major heroes, spoke at the Mello Center in Watsonville to a packed house. The high school kids who were putting on his play Zoot Suit were on hand to strut their stuff and dance some boogie woogie and swing. The mayor of Watsonville honored Luis with a plaque and lots of admiration. The talk was featured on local television.

My friend Cat brought her daughters Kelsey and Olivia over to California from Maui for their spring break. I had the pleasure of having Kelsey one evening, so we invited another friend of Maya's, Fiona, and went bowling (Andre's 2nd time). The next day we picked up big sister Olivia at her sleepover and then grabbed more of Maya's friends, Mason and Larisa, for a fun time at the Boardwalk. You can see Andre flying high.

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