Vasona Lake Park

Every summer I look forward to the abundant seasonal activities our region has to offer. One fantastic free event that I enjoy each summer is going to the free music in Vasona Lake Park in Los Gatos on Saturdays during June and July. Held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., these concerts, dubbed "Vasona Vibrations" are … Continue reading Vasona Lake Park

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

No one would expect the suburban “Rose Garden” neighborhood in San Jose to host a world class museum, and yet, it does. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum hosts the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America -- including over 4,000 objects from pre-dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era. This extensive collection … Continue reading Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Musical Swings

San Jose has been trying to grow its art scene for a number of years. From "First Fridays" events at art galleries to increased investment in public art, it’s a welcome change. Recently, the city installed a very fun interactive piece of art in Cesar Chavez Plaza, right by the Tech Museum. This fun exhibit … Continue reading Musical Swings

Hidden Villa Hiking

I’m lucky enough to have grown up in the lovely town of Los Altos Hills, my parents were fortunate to have bought our house before the dotcom boom, but soon found our little ranch split-level surrounded by McMansions. My family have since left the area, but I still house-sit occasionally for some families that have … Continue reading Hidden Villa Hiking