Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Life

Okay, I have no excuses for my inactivity in the blog world.  Maybe a little lazy, maybe a little bored or just too busy with life to document what was actually going on.  Probably a little bit of all of the above. So this post is more of an announcement than a jumpstart.  The gag order has been lifted and I'm now cleared to announce,  that I will have a new project in my life... practicing to be a Grandmother.  I have heard nothing but good things about this new occupation, so hopefully I'll earn my badge well.  I am wondering though, if I will be the one and only squidma.

I Have A Lot To Learn
Maggie and Thomas are through practicing and will be expecting their first child September 24th.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Missing in Action and Hopefully Back on Track

Funny how you can have little distractions in your life and the next thing you know two months have gone by.  So yes the last two months I've been busy with lots of fun things and I never got around to posting anything. So here is what I was up to that kept me so busy.  Part One.

Playing Golf

Taking Photos Of Back Yards I Wish Were Mine!

Taking Photos Of Strangers Dogs

Taking Photos Of A Dog That Thank God I Didn't Buy At A Charity Event

Taking A Photo Class On How To Take Photos Of Babies

Needing To Take A Class On Night Photography (Lunar Eclipse)

Finding Interesting Photos That I Have Know Idea What I Did

Finishing A Remodel In The Desert

And Always Eating At Fun Restaurants

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cliff Notes for an Alaska Cruise

After a cruise to Alaska to celebrate my Dad's Eightieth Birthday I now have the daunting task of editing all the photos in a meaningful but concise way so as not bore myself, along with everyone else.  I have always heard that cruises are a great way to travel, especially for families and I would be the first to admit that I was skeptical that going on a cruise could be fun, but I knew going to Alaska would be a photographers dream and of course how can you not help your dad celebrate an eightieth birthday.  So despite all the worries of seasickness by some, too much family togetherness and picking the wrong excursions, we all had a great time on our Alaskan Cruise.

First night on the ship you have to settle for beautiful sunsets and disco lights on the deck. Not to mention all the food, drinks, casinos and etc that you could ever need.

Then amazingly you wake up after being at sea for a day and half and you find yourself right in the middle of a cute little town in Alaska.

First adventure is embarking on a seaplane which I think is the only way to see Alaska when the weather is perfect.

A fishing shack always makes for a great photo.

Another night of sailing and then you wake up to a magical place that makes you realize that this is why you take a cruise to Alaska, Mendenhall Glacier.

Someone in the family that really knows how to take photos.

After some serious maneuvering, a quick jaunt to Juneau for a half day visit. We quickly figured out leisurely off and last back on is the way to go.  Glad to find this great spot for a little local dining.

Tracy's Crab Shack and yes that is Tracy!

Last port in Alaska for us was Skagway. If you can't be in a float plane, a train is not a bad way to travel.

 Nothing but open waters and beautiful sunsets on the way home.

 A side trip to Victoria, BC with the the not to miss Butchart Gardens.

A Perfect Day on a Perfect Trip

Happy 80 Years of Living!


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Water Water Every Where and Not a Drop to Drink

For all of those who don't live in California we are officially in a drought. I must admit that after living here for 22 years this is a new experience for me and i'm guessing for many others. We are suppose to be dropping our water usage by 25% starting July 1st. So lucky for us our son moved out on July 1st and based on his water usage taking showers we should have no problem in complying.  We have signs posted on our medium strips that brown is the new green.  Neighbors are tearing up their lawns of grass and replacing with succulent type plants. There are signs on tables to drink wine not water. Of course as all this is taking place there is talk that El Nino is a brewing and maybe rain is actually on the way. One things is for sure that who ever can figure out this water situation will be wealthy in more ways than one.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Where's The Beach?

I'm starting to realize there is a whole world out there of uncharted waters after a quick trip to Mexico a few weeks ago.  I knew going into this trip that the place Bahia Sonadora would be isolated being an hour and a half north of Cabo San Lucas but that was an understatement to say the least.  A trip like this, you learn to just relax and go with the flow. Not a bad way to live.