Friday, June 6, 2014
A week after their lovely visit with us I am finally getting around to remembering what we did with Andrew and Ariel. They came up from SF on the train, brought their bikes and managed to take two long rides, one on Saturday to Winters and one on Sunday to Dixon. Otherwise, it was read, relax, chat, nap, swim and just generally veg out. Both of them have very busy careers so it was a welcome down time for them. They are both very interesting, smart, funny children . . . well, 25 year old "children" . . . who seem to have a very good time together. They got back on the train on Sunday in the late afternoon and were back home in time for dinner. This train service down the Valley is a great way to go; no traffic jams to worry about, a beautiful route all the way to Emeryville, then a quick bus ride into the city to about a dozen different stops. I've done it several times and always enjoy it.
Yesterday I watched "Still Mine", a beautifully done love story with the elusive and brilliant James Cromwell (I've been a fan since "Babe") and Geneviéve Bujold as an aging couple in the wilds of Ontario, Canada. They have lived a pretty bohemian life and are now confronted by a new generation guided by soulless rules and regulations that will, if successful, destroy their way of life. Three tissues.