• Thanksgiving 2015 Memories, Part 2

    A couple of years ago, Granma Eleanor, the family matriarch, shared with us a treasure trove of photos she has collected over the years. Since then, a very special person in our family took it upon herself to catalog these photos. First by decade, then by family member captured in said photos, she parsed them out.

    This Thanksgiving, she provided them to Eleanor’s children and grandchildren. Somewhat ironically, the following show the reactions those old (printed?!) photos caused. How would these moments have turned had all these photos been digital? Oh, and want to guess how many selfies we found?


  • Thanksgiving 2015 Memories, Part 1

    This year we were blessed to have a full contingent of family over at our house: twenty eight folks in all! This including family traveling from as far as Florida and Texas… and Orange County and Riverside, of course–which can almost take as long with Southern California traffic. Here is the first photo essay showing the preparations and the enjoyment of the day.


  • A Lot of Fun With Cool Robots and Sharp Kids

    Today, my wife and I enjoyed our second year of judging in the Whittier FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition. Though we were sequestered much of the day judging the technical robot design portion of the competition, I had a chance to wander about and grab a few photographs of the kids and their robots in action. I hope these provide a glimpse of the great fun everyone had today. I am always amazed at the depth of accomplishment these elementary to middle school age kids can achieve in the span of eight weeks.


  • Sharing The Harvest at The WCS School Garden

    After early morning thunderstorms, I visited the WCS School Garden this morning. It’s a cool organic, community space, with lots of goodies blossoming and growing all the time. It also features a chicken coop, and today two extra guests showed up. Not only is it a great place to pick some of the good stuff, but it also provides a great hands-on learning experience for the little ones–and OK, maybe the not so little ones, too.

    I definitely recommend you drop by on Saturdays this summer, between 8:00 and 10:00 AM, and check it out.
    Address: 11700 Maybrook Ave, Whittier, California.


  • A Few Pics from the Downey Greek Food Festival, 2015

    This past weekend I got flat-footed without my fancy camera while attending the Downey Greek Food Festival. In such cases, a cell phone can do the trick. My wife and I had a great time. Those Greeks know how to eat, dance, and overall have a lot of fun. Here are a few shots I took.

    Lamb pit, chicken pit, at the  #DowneyGreekFest

    Boy in traditional Greek dress, and Gyro sandwich, #DowneyGreekFest

    Sister and Brother in traditional Greek dress, #DowneyGreekFest

    Festival rides and games, , #DowneyGreekFest

  • Road Trip to Malibu

    Today we decided to unplug a bit and take a drive up Pacific Coast Highway. We drove from Santa Monica to and through Malibu, stopping a few miles north of Zuma Beach to enjoy a secluded beach. Here are some pics to document our day road trip.

    Malibu, north of Zuma, by Eduardo Suastegui

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