Sunday, November 23, 2008

Watching football

Adam and I went to my oldest sister's house to watch the football game between Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. It is the biggest rivalry in sports and is always shown on national tv every year. As diehard Ohio State football fans, we always look forward to watching the game every year. Our team won with a score of 42 to 7, so it was a very satisfying experience for us.

My brother-in-law Mike with Adam.
Adam needs to shave.

My youngest sister, Rosemary, watching us watch the game.

We needed the heater to keep warm because it was so cold outside.

My favorite grandneice Brittany. She gives the world's best hugs.

The pugs like to sit behind you on the sofa and nuzzle your neck from time to time.

As soon as I walked in the door of my sister's house, I was assaulted by these two yippy-yappy pugs jumping on my legs to welcome me. They're cute but too friendly .

The windows of my rental car were all covered with frost and it took a long time to thaw them out.

These pictures are in reverse order to how I wanted them to be. I'm still learning how to do this.

Friday, November 21, 2008


The place where I am staying. Will post interior pictures in future.

My sister Joan, her husband Larry and their youngest daughter Katie went out to dinner with us.

The wind chill made the temperature feel like ten below zero C.

I had a late breakfast with my youngest son, Adam, and we spent the rest of the day together.

It's snowing!

The snow was coming down pretty briskly this afternoon, and it was really cold outside. It accumulated enough to cover the ground (and my rental car behind me) in just a few minutes.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Passing Through Los Angeles

Not so much hungry as craving some real American food, I ate dinner at Denny's, a restaurant where you can eat breakfast 24 hours a day. I had been fantasizing about a Moon Over My Hammy sandwich - a breakfast sandwich with sliced ham, scrambled eggs, and cheese - and it was delicious with the side of hashbrown potatoes.
. This is a famous sign for a strip club just down the street from my hotel, and across the street from Denny's. It has been shown in lots of movies and television shows about LA.

Sadly, no pictures can be taken inside. I didn't go in; I was too tired from my long flight and lack of sleep.