A new record every week? 4.7 miles! 08/21/2016

To motivate L, I gave him my iphone so that he could listen to Spotify while hiking. It worked. On today’s hike along Palo Alto Avenue, we passed the famous ‘El Palo Alto’ tree and reached Middlefield Road. On the way back, L even caught two Pokemens in Stanford shopping center’s parking lot. The part of Old Palo Alto (OAP) is nice and quiet, quite like Berkeley.

in 1885, railroad tycoon Leland Stanford and his wife set up Stanford University in memory of their only son, Leland Stanford Jr.
under this giant redwood ‘El Palo Alto’ (or ‘the tall stick’), Nov. 6 to 11, 1769, camped Portola and his band on the expedition that discovered the San Francisco Bay, this was the assembling point for their reconnoitering parties.
Steve Jobs used to live somewhere down this road (Waverley) | 100 Middlefield is the border of Menlo Park and Palo Alto
one tired hiker rested while waiting for the traffic lights and the reward for the hike was smoothie