Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Joanie's Visit to SD!

Arrival!  No confusing her bag with someone else's.

We didn't waste any time getting to the beach - under 20 minutes!

The sea lions in La Jolla.
Lunch at Hodad's - best burger in San Diego!

In Santa Barbara - UCSB women's basketball game.

At Joan's house in Santa Barbara

The Kidder aquarium - everyone's favorite!

Sunset from Joan's house - nice.
Waiting for lunch at the Boathouse - Santa Barbara

Nice place to wait for your table!

Visited with Dave and Heather, Paige, Ella, and Drew in Newport Beach.

And finished the SoCal tour at Nana's house - ended with a lovely lunch out - Joanie, Doug, Nana and me.  Good times!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Walking My Neighborhood

So, one week into retirement and I have to say it's pretty fine.  I feel so lucky to have the time to do the things that make me happy.  One of my favorite things to do is walk around my neighborhood.  There is always so much to see and it's so beautiful, I never get tired of it.  I'd love it if you would come along with me! -- here we go!

I guess we start with me.

At my house.

Fountain outside my kitchen window.

I love the way the palm trees reflect in the windows!

Rod made a friend along the way.

Took a picture of our reflections in the windows of a building.  Got into trouble with the security cop who said I wasn't allowed to take pictures of the building.....pharmaceuticals.  (sheesh)

Thanks for coming along.  Let's do it again soon.

From my world to yours - just a frame away.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Hiking Iron Mountain

Super Bowl Sunday....we hiked early in the morning in order to be back in time for the game.  Absolutely beautiful day.


It's hard to tell from the picture, but you could see all the way to the ocean.  Amazing view!

Someone made a little rock sculpture - cairn art - I love it.

Now I'm all about following sign rules, but this one made it very difficult.

Shadows fascinate me.

Saw this sign as we were LEAVING - really helpful.  Next time I'll know what to do if I encounter a mountain lion.  Right after I pee my pants.

From my world to yours - just a frame away,