Category Archives: General Beanie stuff

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Mommy and Beanie at Black Bear Diner in Gilroy, October 7, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

Mommy and Beanie at Black Bear Diner in Gilroy, October 7, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

From Daddy: Not too long after aikido class on Saturday, we packed up the car and drove to Gilroy Gardens, our Happy Place. We parked, he and Mommy did the Garlic Twirl, we rode on Balloon Flight, and then we went to the Water Oasis where he enjoyed some Dippin’ Dots. After that, he frolicked in the water.

2017 10 07 14.17.48 Gilroy Gardens - Water Oasis, October 7, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

Beanie at the Water Oasis at Gilroy Gardens, October 7, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

We had a big snack, rode the Panoramic Wheel and then cooled down in the Green Barn to do some artwork.

Beanie and Mommy's art contest at the Green Barn at Gilroy Gardens, October 7, 2017

Beanie and Mommy’s art contest at the Green Barn at Gilroy Gardens, October 7, 2017

Afterward, we checked into our hotel, rested, and then had a long dinner at the Black Bear Diner.

He devours a pizza for dinner at the Black Bear Diner. The pizza looked burnt, but he loved it. Service was terrible; we probably waited half an hour for our dinner, October 7, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

He devours a pizza for dinner at the Black Bear Diner. The pizza looked burnt, but he loved it. Service was terrible; we probably waited half an hour for our dinner, October 7, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

We returned to Gilroy Gardens to collect candy and play.

2017 10 07 20.23.26 Gilroy Gardens - Outside Green Barn, October 7, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

We took a photo outside the Green Barn that evening. Notice he is wearing a basketball jersey for the Halloween theme, October 7, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

2017 10 07 20.35.57 Gilroy Gardens - Bonfonte Falls, October 7, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Bonfonte Falls was illuminated for Halloween, but it was more festive than creepy, October 7, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

2017 10 07 20.36.04 Gilroy Gardens - Bonfante Falls, October 7, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

They added mist at Bonfante Falls for effect. Also, there was a secret walkway leading back to the Marketplace, October 7, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

2017 10 07 20.50.36 Gilroy Gardens - Candy Skulls, October 7, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Day of the Dead display, October 7, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Victory at the Hay Maze, October 7, 2017, 8:54 p.m. He made numerous attempts and reduced his time to reaching the middle to 9.9 seconds.

Victory at the Hay Maze, October 7, 2017, 8:54 p.m. He made numerous attempts to traverse the Hay Maze and reduced his time to reaching the middle to 9.9 seconds.

2017 10 07 21.25.05 Gilroy Gardens - Bat, October 7, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Nighttime bat, October 7, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

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More Aikido

Beanie's Orange Belt Exam for Aikido, August 26, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

Beanie’s Orange Belt Exam for Aikido, August 26, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

From Daddy: Above is a montage of photos from his Orange Belt exam!

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Wow in the World

Wow in the World

Wow in the World

From Daddy: Our new favorite podcast is Wow in the World. It’s cute, fun, makes him laugh often, and teaches him science. #trypod. We recently listened to the episode “Cuckoo For Cocoa: Journey To The Chocolate Forests Of South America.”

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/539567753/539568815

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The Show About Science

The Show about Science

The Show about Science

From Daddy: He thinks Nate is fun and I think Nate is cute. One thing is certain: We love his show! We recently listened to episode 029 about the March for Science https://www.acast.com/showaboutscience/029-marching-for-science-and-extraterrestrials-with-luoth-chou. Science is important! #trypod San Francisco! Science!

He was also great The Ellen Show!

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Orbital Path

Orbital Path

Orbital Path

From Daddy: Looking to add some astronomy to your podcast listening? If so, check out the Orbital Path podcast with Dr. Michelle Thaller. Just recently we listened to Episode 19: We Are Stardust. #trypod

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We’re Back

2017 07 09 18.00.43 Vancouver from Blue Horizon Hotel, July 9, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

Vancouver from Blue Horizon Hotel, July 9, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

From Daddy: We’re back!

2017 07 09 19.03.19 Vancouver - dinner at Earl's, July 9, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Vancouver – dinner at Earl’s, July 9, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Our last port of call was Vancouver where we spent one night.

2017 07 10 11.58.52 Vancouver Airport security line, July 10, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

Vancouver Airport security line, July 10, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

We never want to fly out of Vancouver ever again!

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Tumble: A Science Podcast for Kids

Tumble: A science podcast for kids

Tumble: A science podcast for kids

From Daddy: We love to listen to Tumble, a science podcast for kids hosted by Lindsay and Marshall (who is not so serious). Check it out at http://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com. #trypod

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