Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hockey Boy on tour, year 2.


Last month Hockey Boy and his choir traveled to San Francisco. They took a "master class" with a local vocal instructor and they performed a couple of times, but mostly they enjoyed seeing the wonderful sights of the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Despite my pleas to Hockey Boy to send me some pictures from his phone, I received only a couple from him, and I don't think any of them featured any people. Luckily one of the girls in his choir is my friend on Facebook, and she took lots of pictures and posted them there.

It looks like it was a very successful trip. Even Hockey Boy, who is a guy of notoriously few words, said he had a great time.

The choir had breakfast at the Hard Rock Cafe one morning

Hockey Boy (in the center in the plaid jacket) hurt his foot in a game the week before the San Francisco trip; he wore a boot for two weeks but is fine now

Hockey Boy's choir really enjoyed their tour of Alcatraz

This is one of the few pictures Hockey Boy sent me (the papier maché head used as a decoy during an escape)

Ever the great conversationalist...

Having fun near the Golden Gate Bridge


Choir seniors

Hopefully he put his phone away and actually spoke to these pretty girls

The group took a day trip to the Muir Woods

Hockey Boy sent me this interesting little collage from the Muir Woods

They had a fun time at Ghiradelli Square one evening

The man in the green jacket came to hear the group perform at Pier 39. He had been a member of their choir in the 70's!

Far and away Hockey Boy's favorite part of the trip was their dinner cruise on the San Francisco Bay. The only souvenir he brought home with was these sunglasses!


Now here's a side of my son I never see!

Clearly the orthopedic boot didn't impede his dancing - LOL

Who is this boy?!


brown eyed girl said...

It looks like they all had a wonderful time!!

Rachel said...

Looks like a fun trip. I love the dancing pictures!

bevysblog said...

What fun! Thank goodness for the sweet girl who took all those pictures!

Maggie said...

Looks like a great trip! How nice for you to get a peek into his life. Thank goodness for FB friends.

The Hayden Family said...

What a fun trip! And I imagine that as a mother, seeing those pictures was allllmost as good as being on vacation yourself. Seeing your children smile is so rewarding and what a wonderful glimpse into his world you received through those pics on facebook. Gotta love technology!!!!

Sherrie said...

I looks like an amazing trip!

Biba said...

You had better be on guard - Will is going to strangle you!

CRICKET said...

Cute pictures and what a great experience. I imagine my son will grow up sooner than I am ready and take a trip like this. I think I will go hold onto him right now!

Amber M. said...

What a wonderful time!! So glad you got a little "insight" into his trip!!:-) I'm a tiny bit jealous...San Fran is one of the places I would love to see. Maybe now that we live on the West Coast I'll get the chance...

Henley on the Horn said...

Adorable! I'm so glad he had fun!

librarianlisa said...

I adore San Francisco! It is my favorite US city. Glad he had the chance to go. Also, hope you are doing well, Eloise!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

LOL!! Love seeing Hockey Boy's wild side! haha..

P.S. Robert & I had our first date in San Francisco! He was at Stanford & I flew up there on my flight passes.

By the way that is incredible about sitting by Laura Bush at Rafas!!