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On July 4th, NASA’s Spacecraft JUNO completed it’s successful five year journey to Jupiter to begin it’s elliptical orbit peering deep inside this huge planet telling scientists about cosmic leftovers that coalesced into our solar system…searching for our beginnings.

Dr. Adriana Ocampo was in town from NASA headquarters in Washington where she oversees this massive project to be at JPL in Pasadena for the momentous day.  Now who better than Valerie Foster Hoffman to host a dinner party in Dr. Ocampo’s honor?  No one!

Carol and I arrived early….

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Just look at this beautiful table poolside….

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Chef Josie treated us royally…..
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 Just a little peek at her culinary skills….

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Adriana shows me a ‘selfie’ taken at JPL during the celebrating!IMG 4294

 How can someone be that brilliant, kind and loving?  There’s probably a ‘cosmic’ answer to that one.  Here I am happily in the middle with dear Carol to my left (your right).


Well from planetary stars to ballet stars…

Jim Reilly had gotten our Sandie Girl tickets to the American Ballet Theatre’s performance of the Firebird at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion/Music Center for her birthday so I asked them to meet  Nikka, Amy and myself in the Founders Room during the intermissions so we could all celebrate.  I gave Jim and Sandie strict instructions not to dawdle getting there as the intermissions are always way too short.

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Awwwww…………I love you Sandie Girl!IMG 6446

Nikka, Dr. Jim, Sandie Girl, myself and Sweet Amy……IMG 4394

 It was thrilling to see the incomparable Misty Copeland!

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