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March for Science


Carolyn and I went to the Pittsburgh March for Science. To get down to Oakland, it was her first time riding a city bus!

She wants to be a bubble scientist when she grows up. One of the speakers mentioned bubble experiments, and Carolyn loved this solar powered bubble machine at the Green Mountain table:

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Brief visit to the Cathedral of Learning:

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Carolyn keeping herself amused during the pre-march speeches:

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Marching for Science!

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Marching for Science with yunzers:

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The Pitt panther:

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They should really feed the panther more often!

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Last but by no means least, Carolyn's first O fries:

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Saffron turns 6


Last week, we celebrated Saffy's 6th birthday with a visit to Grandma

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Cookie Exchange


The kids helped make cookies for the cookie exchange

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Snowbird Christmas


My parents visited for dinner and gift exchange before heading south for the winter!

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Christmas outside


Dorothy came downstairs this morning, looked around, and asked “Did we get any presents?”
Me: “No, sweetie, today is Thanksgiving not Christmas”
D put her arms out, palms up, and replied “But, it’s Christmas outside!”
Me: “There’s still another month until Christmas”
D: “But people put up Christmas outside!”
(Then I realized we drove past the Christmas lights in Oakland on the way home last night)





 

Pumpkin Carving/Painting


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Carolyn's pumpkin:
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Saffron's pumpkin:
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Mac-o-Lantern:
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Jonathan Run


I managed to get away once more before the weather turned cold. This is Jonathan Run, in Ohiopyle State Park:

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As I walked farther down the trail, I could hear an even bigger waterfall (not to mention it's marked on the map). I could sort of see it through the trees. But, how to get there?

Turns out, you have to climb half way down the side of the gorge, then climb down this rope:
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A couple was climbing up as I got to the top of the rope, and they told me it's worth it. It was!
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You can turn live photos into a "long exposure" now. Yep, this is a cell phone camera photo:Image/photo

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Portrait Mode


It's incredible how good cell phone cameras have become.

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