Day 4 – Spring Break in Alameda

Today was a beautiful day. The weather was warm and we explored parts of Alameda, particularly the Pinball Museum with friends.

All of us had a great time playing old fashioned pinball machines for three hours!  This was a cool way to spend the day.  I was happy that the boys were entertained and weren’t longing for Ps4s or xBox games. 

   

      

Favorite game!

  

Sticking with the old fashioned theme, we stopped in at Foster Freeze for a hand dipped ice cream cone. This brought back so many memories from my childhood and begging my parents and aunts and uncles to take us to FF for summer comes.  

Yum!

Alameda is a quaint little town. We loved driving down the streets and admiring the old Victorian homes. We also loved watching all the people outside enjoying the day playing soccer, splashing in the water, fishing, walking dogs, climbing trees and running.  

East Bay

Exploring the rocks

  

Climbing trees

  

Soccer in the park

This was another day where we had one idea and it expanded and became so much more. We weren’t on a schedule and were open to explore whatever came our way.  I enjoyed FaceTiming Juliana again and including each other in our day.  All is well. 

Volcano in Japan

 

Life is good and I’m loving this break.

Tree lined streets in Alameda

We ended the day in Downtown San Jose for dinner at the Loft. It was absolutely delicious and a great way to end the day.

American bistro

Juliana mentioned that she liked seeing the American flags in my pictures and that flags are not as visibly noticeable in Japan.

Today was fun and I recommend visiting the Pinball Museum at least once.  

nAMaste