Friday, December 8, 2017

Annual Post Thanksgiving Desert Trip

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
It wouldn't be the same if I weren't cooking with my sister!

Or watching the girls decorate a gingerbread house...

Yes, please!

So excited!!!

Oh, and the fireworks.  
Don't forget about the typical Thanksgiving fireworks...

Thanksgiving doesn't just mean family and food, the following day, for the past three years, Eric and I have gone camping with our Turkeyday leftovers, to be cooked on a campfire.  
(It is just an added bonus.)

Ranchita, in Anza Borrego State Park, was calling our name.  
With no one around and a 360 degree view, it is hard to go wrong.



Coffee, brought to us by Trader Joe's.

Thanksgiving is undeniably the best holiday.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Keep Oceanside Sketchy

One time when Marla was in Oceanside she saw a Keep Oceanside Sketchy sticker on someone's car.  
I need one!
I couldn't agree more, downplay Oceanside so the housing market drops again here... 

First stop for my birthday, 333 Pacific.
Love this picture of Marla and Dan!

They have the coolest light up bar tables, and the best martinis.

Next stop, LTH...

Everything is just a short walk away.  
I have so much Oceanside love...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Christmas time is here,
Happiness and cheer.
Fun for all that children call,
Their favorite time of year...🎵

It's Christmas at Disneyland!

Such a pretty time to visit.

It wasn't the warmest of nights, but who could resist a five minute line?

We couldn't resist it twice!
Once you are wet you have nothing to lose.

We braved the 35 minute wait for the Haunted Mansion, but just couldn't do 60 minutes for It's a Small World.  
It's a long wait for a small world. 

Look (and listen), it's a band on the Rivers of America!

Disneymas is here,
Happiness and cheer...

Friday, November 10, 2017

Oceanside Sand Art

On our way home after a stroll around the harbor we came across beautiful sand art.

Yep, sand art is a thing!

And it is in Oceanside!
Until the tide comes up...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Seattle 3/3

We had half the day in Seattle before needing to go back to the hotel to go to SEA TAC.  
The MarQueen was built in 1918 as the Seattle Engineering School, it was used to retrain blacksmiths to work at the Ford assembly plant at Lake Union.  It is historical, and cute.

We started the day somewhere else that was totally new to me, wandering next to Lake Unions houseboats.  I gave the driver the address to the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat.  The only way to see this particular houseboat is by water vessel, but it gave us a starting point.

Surprisingly this area is NOT packed with tourists.

Some of these homes sell for millions of dollars, while others sell for... less.  
When we return we would like to rent one on Airbnb.

It was recommended by numerous people that we visit REI while in Seattle, since this is where REI was founded, in 1938, and we are happy REI members.  

The store is huge.  
There is even a Ranger Station inside.

No, there is not a pizza place.  We stopped in, again, at Masonry Pizza, for a margherita pizza. 
Yep, it was that good.

Before we knew it we were back in SoCal.  
It was a quick trip but so worth it.  
Hmmmm, where to next?...