After weeks of temperatures in the upper 70's today is freezing (for California that is) and sopping wet. A good day to start a new blog. My son Marcel, 6 years old, has gone out for a lightrail ride to the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown San Jose with his Papi, Richard. He was asking me about Wellington, New Zealand (he's very much into geography) and I told him about the Duke of Wellington and that there are boots named after him.
Marcel is fascinated by foreign lands and cultures. We went to the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. He said that he wants to move to Chinatown and stay there "forever." I wouldn't mind it for a few years. We have a favorite restaurant there, Lucky Creation. It's a vegetarian place that was voted Best Fake Meat Restaurant in San Francisco! The thing that is so great about that part of the city is that you have the Asian (Chinatown) and the Italian (North Beach) cultures side-by-side. We have Chinese food for lunch and later in the day walk a couple of blocks down to Caffe Puccini for cappuccino and cannoli. Life can be colorful.