Hi, I'm Rosemary!
A global family, we have traveled extensively in the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Africa (includingEgypt) , Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and the South Pacific as far as Fiji. Friendly and assertive, we have found ourselves invited to very interesting and dynamic cultural events/activities (a Thai wedding in Bangkok, a funeral in Ghana, and rituals in Fiji , Haiti and Brazil for example). My daughter, son-in-law, grandson and I recently returned from a trip to Ghana to meet the benevolent paternal grandfather. A bit too warm but welcoming and surprisingly industrially developed. Computer access in air-conditioned malls were quite a relief!
In Oakland, California, we think we have first hand information on what the seasoned traveler finds most attractive!. Excellent weather, not to mention diversity of culture and excellent, quirky California Cuisine. Jack London Square, the Marina, historic and beautiful Lake Merritt, Piedmont Ave and Montclair Village (and don't forget Berkeley's Shattuck Street near the University) offer sight seeing, dining out and whimsical shopping. We are only a few hours from vast Lake Tahoe for sking in winter or the Delta for water sports in summer. We are conveniently located in the East Bay with easy access to the exciting city of San Francisco ! BART ride is about 23 minutes!