Palo Alto is in the heart of Silicon Valley, home to all the local billionaires and Stanford University - Berkeley's arch enemies! But we swallowed our pride and had a nice walk around "The Dish", a wild hilltop where Stanford has a couple of radio telescopes.
Today mostly consisted of going to a local farmers' market, where all manner of strange goodies (miso-marinated tofu?) reminded us that we were still in Northern California. Elise whipped up a delicious homemade pasta with magical spinach-like leaves, and I assisted (in a consultancy role) in the building of a fairy house in the front garden. Then it was back on the train to the somewhat less techno-rich environs of the Creek.
A bunch of other children seem to have appeared since we were last here, but apparently they're from across the road.
Hannah Singer: serious artist.
The girls help their aged father up the hill.
Here is the dish at The Dish.
Some cheeky Cal students have been here before us!
This was much easier when she was four year old.
Hannah and Sofia tuck into roast duck and steamed fish.
Dancing with (the other) Hannah at the farmers' market.
All food is improved by serving it in a cone!
Elliot and his pink bodyguards/swarm of locusts. Free samples disappeared from stalls very quickly.