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Yep, I knew it would happen eventually. I’ve been waiting to be asked to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but I never thought it would come from our Australian foreign exchange student from 24 years ago – Rebecca Freeman Haines! I asked her to do the ice bucket honors. She came all the way from Australia to […]

The nursing staff at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital is hoping for an invasion of cute, cuddly mocha monkeys – just in time for Christmas! That’s because I hoped to provide each child patient who is spending their Christmas at Rainbow a free monkey to brighten their stay. Unfortunately, I may not have enough monkeys […]

The nursing staff at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital will soon be bracing themselves for an invasion of cute, cuddly mocha monkeys – just in time for Christmas! That’s because I’ve decided to provide each child patient who is spending their Christmas at Rainbow a free monkey to brighten their stay. My first visit to […]

The Mocha Monkey had a close encounter of the bizarre kind when he got caught up in the Carnaval parade in San Francisco’s Mission district in May. As a group of dancers passed by, one of the girls nabbed MM for a quick photo. Although it was love at first sight, MM quickly came back down […]

During the Mocha Monkey’s May trip to San Francisco, he met the conductor of one of the city’s world famous cable cars. After a little “monkeying around,” the conductor allowed MM to operate the grip handle which propels the cable car. From MM’s brief cable car history lesson, he learned that San Francisco first put them in service […]

The Mocha Monkey was almost stranded overnight in a parking lot near the Golden Gate Bridge during his recent trip to San Francisco. After meeting his new friend, Stephanie Hernandez from New Mexico (pictured here), MM went to his car to get a late dinner. As he approached the park exit, he realized a gate […]

The Mocha Monkey met Vlad and Tanya while visiting the Golden Gate Bridge on a recent trip to San Francisco. They became “fast friends” as they ran along the shoreline together. Seems like everywhere MM goes, people want to hang out with the little guy!

The Mocha Monkey has been doing some serious travelling lately. After visiting San Francisco and then Cleveland for my daughter’s wedding – he took off for Washington, D.C. for a visit with President Obama. Unfortunately, the President didn’t know that MM was coming. MM sat outside the White House for two days before giving up.

Saturday in San Francisco included a stop in China Town. The Mocha Monkey found a store offering the most “heavenly” of foods and immediately made himself at home. Check back often to read about other San Francisco adventures of the Mocha Monkey.

The Mocha Monkey scarfed down half my Grand Slam at Denny’s (at 5 a.m.!) before heading out toward San Francisco on Saturday. We then burned a lot of “shoe leather” hiking up-and-down the streets (hills) of San Francisco. I knew the city was built on hills but I never knew how STEEP they were! Check […]