LA weekend

January 27, 2010 at 11:40 am (domestic life, food, fun, music, social networking) (, , )

It  was a very  busy  social  weekend  for  us. Some  friends  of ours were  married in Maui  and  had  their reception  this  past  weekend.  But  also it   a good trip  away  from  the everyday,  which  we  really  needed.

Things  I learned  about LA  this weekend:

Despite  the traffic,  most  of LA  seems to  have fairly courteous    drivers.

It  really is quite  beautiful in  LA

Despite being  the place for  beautiful  people,  there is  a whole bunch of places  where  you  can  get really  good, less than  healthy  food.  I’m  thinking Pinks ,  which has  great hotdogs. Or Roscoe’s.  Or  In  and  Out Burger. 

Things  I  knew , but love  having reenforced.  My  Buffy  people are great.  Smart, lively , fun   and  tolerant .  Good  People to hang  with .  Turns out the other  friends  we  met — Which  were some of DH’s online  tribe –  the same.

Finally, it  was great to go to a  guitar store, hear  my DH  play  and have  strangers – that  had  no  need or reason other than appreciation — say  good  things about my DH’s playing.

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Rain

September 17, 2009 at 6:45 pm (domestic life, fun) (, , )

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In CA, it doesn’t rain in September. It just doesn’t. In Ct, it rains whenever it pleases. So it did rain yesterday. And even the most perfect vacation has a moment or two of waiting. Yesterday, while sitting in the car, I was playing with the camera. Yay for digital cameras. The above is the best of my experimental photos.

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Wait…

September 15, 2009 at 5:10 pm (domestic life, fun) (, , )

These aren’t our bricks…. that means I am taking pictures of some other brick work.
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So I am not home… where can I be? This is a good hint.
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last weekend

June 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm (domestic life, fun) (, , , )

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We went away for three days. pictures to show you what it was like

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Did you miss me?

March 31, 2008 at 3:45 pm (domestic life, food, fun, wine) (, , , , )

I wasn’t gone for long, but it was a very good vacation. We did a lot of things that were really good for us: we hiked , we biked, we relaxed , we read, we ate well, and we slept.

We went to Costanoa . It is what I call a luxury campground. There are everything from lodge rooms to cabins to tent bungalows and camp sites. There is a spa, a hot tub, saunas, and a restaurant on the grounds. It is about an hour from home and feels like a different world. Home is urban/suburban. Costanoa is country. There are hiking trails, beaches, and mountain bike trails. And a low key atmosphere.

Highlights:

*Durante’s restaurant in Pescadero,CA . perfectly cooked sunny sides eggs, excellent apricot pie, and soup to die for – green chile cheese and artichoke were the two we tried

* Mountain biking -I figured out about half way through the ride that it had been ten years since I had read on a real trail. Ow. Plus, I watched a snake escape from under DH’s rear tire. go,snake, go. No really, it was fun.

* hot tub

* Jack. A baby/toddler we met that really loved DH’s guitar. Oh yeah, his parents were really nice people to.

* The odd creepiness of the Bonnie Doon winery. We arrived to late to do any tasting, but that’s ok. We suspected the people that worked there might have been zombies.

* Realizing that the beach rocks were full of fossils.

* Sleeeeeeeep.

* Spending a rainy Sat evening in our room reading,drinking wine, and eating cheese. ( no tv , but yes there was wireless)

*Hearing Garrick Davis at the San Gregorio General Store . He is a happy man that can play guitar.

*Spending four day just us.

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