There it is !

California Dreaming : Day 8 San Fransisco

Tony Bennet might really have left his heart in San Fransisco, he wasn’t the first. He’ll, by no means be the last. Mine went home – begrudgingly. We left Yosemite and headed west for our estimated 3.5 hour drive. Our original plans had us with the idea of driving up through Napa and down into […] Read more…

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California Dreaming : Day 7 Yosemite

This should be on everybody’s Bucket List. Period. A few days before we left on our big adventure, we had watched a Ken Burns documentary called The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. I like Mr.Burns work, and this one did not disappoint. I learned so much. I really didn’t realize that we, as Americans, came […] Read more…

It's the original!

California Dreaming: Day 6 ‘On our way to Yosemite’

I still don’t know why they don’t call it Yos-e-mite? Then again, that’s probably why I’m not an English major. Last post had us in Santa Barbara, well fed and rested. The next morning, we went for some breakfast before we headed out. Does anyone remember Sambos? I used to LOVE Sambos! I even had […] Read more…

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California Dreaming Day 5: Santa Barbara

After our ordeal with Amtrak, we slept very soundly in little enclave of peace and quiet known as the Beachside Inn Best Western, Santa Barbara. I have to make a note here about the Best Western name that keeps popping up. In my planning of this trip, I had big plans to save money here […] Read more…

Wedded Couple

California Dreaming : The Wedding

It’s been more than a few days that I’ve waited to post this, and there are a couple of reasons why. First, as the days progress people off load their own pics to their Facebook feeds and I can pick up some better ones than I have. Second, and lastly, the Brides family has incurred […] Read more…

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California Dreaming: Day 3 The Wedding

We’re here for a wedding folks and I just couldn’t wait ! So, when we last chatted, I described to you that we were staying in the ‘bunkhouse’ on the Condors Nest Ranch property. When we awoke (early because we were on East Coast time) the weather was less than ideal.  Will had already been […] Read more…

Drinks !

California Dreaming : Day 2

So, we flew into San Diego on Thursday, knowing we’d need to be in Pala, CA for a Friday evening Rehersal Dinner invite. Yesterday I showed you all the things we saw along the way. Honestly, the trip through the mountains was a bit uneventful and didn’t garner many pics. In fact, I was wondering […] Read more…

Can I just live here?

I’m taking you all to California….

Since I can’t deal with all of you as a carry-on, I’m doing some flash-backs of our EPIC trip to California. Come on, let’s go! (There are tons of pics…you’ve been warned) This started with a wedding invitation from my fabulous-famous-in-law-executive-hippes. Seriously, Jon’s niece, Jessica, is a beautiful and self-described ‘bubble-gypsy’. She married her long-time […] Read more…

Fro the front door - Beautiful !

The Christmas House is BACK !

The return of the old Christmas House didn’t just happen yesterday, but it did for me. You see, our old home town had, for eons, a place called Rogers Christmas House (Village). Originally, it was a dress shop with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, and then they sold the tree – decorations and all, and […] Read more…

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