Monday, August 21, 2017

The Eclipse!!

I was a little late to the game and had not been able to find any Eclipse Glasses for sale in SF all last week. Last night, Dick and I made little Lin hole viewers out of cardboard.

On top of that, SF was very overcast this morning, so we figured we'd just watch the eclipse on TV.

We got super lucky!! A neighbor on NextDoor posted around 9:50 that they had extra eclipse glasses that they were giving away for free. I sent them a message, got their address, then Grace, Ali and I got into the car and zipped over to the neighbor about 1/2 mile away. We were just in time to watch the (75%) totality of the eclipse around 10:15!

I'm so glad we were able to see it. We were also lucky that the clouds didn't obstruct our view as it did in many parts of SF.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fundraising for the 2017 Immediate Impact Walk has Begun!

Dear Friends and Family,

Greetings from San Francisco. I hope that this finds you all well and that you have had a lovely Summer!

Many of you have asked if I would be participating in the Immediate Impact Walk again this year. The answer is: YES!

We are delayed in getting started this year, but we will indeed be having another 20-mile walking event in mid-October. We will once again be raising money for critical funds for under-served people with breast cancer in the Bay Area and metastatic disease research.

The main reason for our delay this year is that our small community of walkers is struggling with deep grief: last month, we lost one of our own to metastatic breast cancer. Sharla Fullerton had walked with our community for over nine years, was a member of our board of directors, and most importantly, was a very dear friend to all of us. We are broken hearted, and we miss Sharla terribly.

The 2017 Immediate Impact Walk will be held on Sunday, October 15th. We will be walking 20 miles around our beautiful city of San Francisco. We have already begun our training walks, but have less than two months before the big day!

My personal fundraising goal for the year is $7,500.

I thank you all for the very generous donations and for all of the support that you have given to me over the many years that I have participated in these walking events. This will be the sixth year of the Immediate Impact Walk. Our small, but mighty local walk that has raised over $500,000 in its first five years!

YOU have helped me raise over $72,000 in those five years. Let’s see how much more we can add to that with this year’s event.

I am writing to you once again to ask you for your support. Please help me raise my goal of $7,500. Any amount is appreciated, and no amount is too small (or too big!). If you are unable to donate money, that’s okay, too - I appreciate your support in any way that you are able.

Please follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising page to make a donation:

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/fundraiser/MTg1Mjg=/7970

The event is less than 2 months away, but I’ve already started training with my team over the last couple of months. We’re a little late, but we’re as dedicated as ever.

This will be my eighth year participating in breast cancer related fundraising walks. I am positive that with your support and encouragement, it’ll be another great and successful event.

As always, thank you for your support and consideration.

With Gratitude,
Trina Chow

A fun morning with Buster & Kayak!

Our friend, Greg, adopted a new friend, Buster, yesterday!! Wallace and I went to Fort Funston to meet up with Buster and Kayak (and Greg and Mike) this morning.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Goodnight from our fuzzy critters

Wallace at the Ocean Beach Small Dog Walk

Dick to Wallace, Grace and Ali to Ocean Beach this morning for the Small Dog Walk. I hear Wallace (and the girls) had an amazing time!

Saturday's 14-mile Training Walk


Saturday's 14-mile route

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cropped Game of Thrones photos

These are better than the ones I posted yesterday. :)

Hodor!!!

....and...

Trina Chow, first of her name, mother of Doodle, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms..... um, who's that creepy guy behind me?






Sent from my iPhone- please ignore any inadvertent  autocorrect typos. :)

Wallace and Alfie!!

Wallace and I met a new friend at our local park during our walk this evening. Wallace and Alfie hit it off right away, and played for quite a while. We hope to see them again soon!

Grace and Ali, Day 2 in SF!!

Today we took the F Train to Fisherman's Wharf, walked around Pier 39, saw the sea lions, lunch at In n Out, shopping, Boudin Bakery, and ice cream from Ghiradelli Square!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Game of Thrones at AT&T Store

The flagship AT&T store in Union Square has a pretty cool Game if Thrones exhibit up right now. I took the first photo when I went in Tuesday, but took Dick, Ali and Grace in with me today.

Grace and Ali are visiting!

Our niece, Grace, and her girlfriend, Ali, are visiting from North Carolina! It was a pretty action packed day: they flew into SFO at 9:00, we had breakfast at the Cliff House, came home to drop off their things and to meet Wallace and Olive, then we headed out. We took Muni downtown, had lunch at House of Nanking, walked through Chinatown, then to Union Square. We brought Ali to Britex Fabric Store (she's into fashion and costume design) then to the Westin St Francis.