Sunday, September 28, 2014
PAST MEETS PRESENT
During our vacation, my sister-in-law showed us all the photos she'd gotten after The Doctor's Mother passed away. I had just finished showing her our road trip photos.
I know Lulubelle was made in the early 1940's when Lila was in collage at San Jose State. She went on to marry Wes, have 5 children, be a special ed teacher in southern California, be a Grandmother to 9 and Great-Grandmother to 5. She passed away in 2011 a couple of months after her 90th birthday.
Past meets present, indeed.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
ROAD TRIP, WEDDING, ROAD TRIP, PART 3
We went home a different route: Berkeley, Needles, I-20, Shrevesport-to-Lafayette, La, east on I-10
But first the photos that didn't want to be friendly yesterday and the rest of the stuff we bought.
Now , on with the trip......
The next day we drove across northern Arizona and it was much cooler. We stopped at Meteor Crater near Winslow. A huge meteor landed there 50,000 years ago. There's a interactive museum and a gift shop. It's where I got the hunk of amethyst.
I channeled my inner 12-year old boy and blew up the earth.
The crater is so big
it needs 2 photos.
It's 2 1/2 miles around and deeper
than a 60 story building.
We stayed the night in Gallup, New Mexico and headed for Texas.
North Texas is flat and kind of boring, I didn't take any photos. We stayed the night in Childress, which had a lot of junk shops, but they weren't open. Boo Hoo. It pretty much rained the whole day. which cooled the weather off.
That was our big adventure. Now back to real life. Hope you enjoy the photos. Come visit America, there's lot to see outside the big cities.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
ROAD TRIP, WEDDING, ROAD TRIP, PART 2
Calabasas, Will Rodger's State Park, I-5, and Berkeley
Ready for more vacation photos? Of course you are.
The wedding took place on Aug 31 at The Ahmanson Ranch House in the Santa Monica mountains. Calabasas is about 10 minutes away.
Here's a close up of the beautiful fountain. Nobody in the wedding party lives here, it was the closest hotel.
|Can you see the house?|
It wouldn't be a So Cal wedding without a beach trip!
The Bride (Lina) and Groom (Joe). They were joking about the wedding being at the beach, ala Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee.
Saturday night was event #2. a meet and greet for all the quests. Some of us came a long way: New York, Florida and Brazil
Sunday was the big day. Here's one of the views from the site. It really needs to rain in California.
The wedding photos were taken by some of the other guests.
Here comes the groom! With his Mom and Dad. (Karen and Mike)
Getting hitched under an old olive tree.
|Almost kissing the Bride!|
Hang on! Neither of them fell off the folding chairs.
Karen holding are great niece, Annadelle. She's nine months old.
Monday was spent driving up I-5 to Berkeley to spend the week at the Groom parents house.
We had to stop and have soup and take these silly photos.
|The Doc all centered|
|Me, off centered|
No trip is complete without hitting a few thrift stores. Or 5.
While the women folk were thrifting, the men folk went to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. A lot of battleships were built in Richmond during WWII.
I seem to be having a problem with the last three photo. I'll save them for next time. Hope this isn't getting too boring.
Until next time