Last week we went to the Lawrence Hall of Science at Berkeley. It's a pretty awesome science museum with lots of kid-friendly displays, but I could tell 99% of it went right past Judah's head.
|Judah stands in front of his robot - Noah could not hold still for ANYTHING.|
But at least we still had fun "building" a robot and we got to spend it with his cousins (only one of them pictured here).
|These kids have so much Berkeley in their genes - they would repel all things Stanford.|
I can't wait until the kids are a couple years older. I can imagine us going here often and hanging out at Berkeley the rest of the day. Gosh darn it I love Berkeley.
I love the vibe of the city - the grittiness and hippy-dippyness and general love of sticking a giant metaphorical middle finger in the eye of convention and authority.
And it's also where the Spouse and I met, a thousand years ago when I was a sophomore and he was a senior. There is an amazing view of the Berkeley/Oakland/SF area at Lawrence Hall and I forced the Spouse to do something he hates - take a selfie.
|I love "our" city...oh yeah, and this guy standing next to me too.|
He tried to get Campanile (the Berkeley bell tower) - the location of so many early dating memories - in the middle of our shot and he did a pretty good job...but screwed up his facial expression in the process, oh well.
We went on a pretty clear day and it was such a treat to look down and see with such clarity all the places I've been. This picture is my whole adult life -from age 18 to when we moved away 2 years ago.
|Home sweet home.|
All the angst and coming-of-age confusion and despair. On this clear day, I saw for miles.