Sunday, September 13, 2009

Letty's Birthday at Pop the Cork

Posted by PicasaLetty Gomez's family threw her an awesome Birthday Bash at Pop the Cork, Garden Walk, Anaheim, CA. There was drinking, eating, dancing and lots of fun!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We Shall Never Forget 9-11-01

This was one of my daughter's dear friends. Teresa
misses her dearly as do many others. Please take
a moment to remember those that were taken
from us that day . . .

Lisa Frost

Lisa Frost, 22, of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, graduated from Boston University this year, with degrees in communications and business hospitality. Graduated Trabuco Hills High School, Mission Viejo, CA She is survived by her father, mother and brother. Frost was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175.

Lisa Frost
Memorial in honor of Lisa Frost
in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Monday, September 07, 2009

Beautiful Big Bear Sunsets

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Latin Festival - Big Bear Swim Area

We got to the swim area early and set up our chairs. There were lots of people busy setting up their instruments and getting food and drink ready. When everyone was settled in the music started. The band played a variety of latin music from South America, Cuba and Mexico. There was a booth selling Pozole Soup which we all enjoyed. I had never had it before but I am now adding it to my list of recipes to make! It was fairly cool in the evening which was so welcoming after the hot evenings we had been experiencing in Orange County. The music made you want to move your feet and we were up and dancing after the sun went down!
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Big Bear - Day 2

We had brunch at Stillwell's in the morning and then we drove downtown to "The Village" to watch the Angel game at Chad's place. Letty and Carol decided to go shopping and spent the afternoon in the local shops. Later that evening we were going to be heading to the swim beach for an outdoor concert.
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Big Bear - Day 1 - S & S

While the guys were golfing we headed off to The Village for shopping and an afternoon at the spa. We ended the day with ice cream! When we got back to the cabin the guys knew we were relaxed, actually very, very relaxed and we told the guys we didn't want to go out for dinner so they barbecued chicken, cooked corn on the cob, salad. After dinner we watched Wolverine. Now I am sure most of you know by now it is very difficult for me to sit and watch TV heaven forbid a movie but watching Hugh Jackman was really easy!
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Big Bear - September 2009

Posted by PicasaLabor Day Weekend in Big Bear. It was about 84 in the daytime and dropped down to the 40's in the evening. We understand that it was very warm down the mountain. I was extremely grateful to be where it was much cooler.

Becca's New Home

On our drive home from Big Bear we stopped by to see Becca.
Here are a few photos of her new home.
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Fountain Friends

Last year we had fish in our fountain but sadly they perished! This summer we decided to try again. I went to the pet store and rescued some "feeder" fish from an untimely death! Ray went and purchased water hyacinths and some other floating plants to add to their new home. Low and behold a few weeks later the hyacinths began to bloom! Aren't they beautiful? Of course we are enjoying them and once in a while we get a visitor late at night who wears a mask and tries to catch the fish to eat! I can't blame the little racoon, as I too enjoy a good fish dinner!
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ROUTE 66 - Rocks, Rocks and More Rocks

Posted by PicasaSeeing as I can no longer collect plants for my garden I decided that I would bring rocks back from each trip we take. Ray is a very, very, very patient man don't you think? I think the one in the middle could be classifed as a boulder!

Road trip to Laughlin, NV stopping at Ludlow, California

Posted by PicasaWe decided to get off the I-40 and take the historical Route 66 and visit some of the old towns on the highway while collecting rocks!

This badly faded, road town has moved two times.
The first site was along the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks. When Route (US Highway) 66 came through, the town moved a short distance north to the highway. When Interstate 40 was built in the early 1970s, the town again marched north to lock into the Interstate trade. Ludlow is on I-40, about 50 miles east of Barstow.

If you look closely at the picture in the upper left corner you will see two old ravens sitting in what remains of the widows. They flew away when we walked up to the old buildings.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

My new 9 to 5 home!

I know many of you have asked me about my new workplace. Well here are some pictures to give you an idea of my new office area. I am the one who sits behind the counter in the reception area of this high school. It is quite a large area which is nice. The one thing that is sort of sad is that my computer is probably about 6 years old. This is hard for me as we had Macs at my old school and I have to say that we were pretty fortunate when it came to the office staff we always had new computers and monitors. Well you know the door is always open and I will leave the light on if you feel the urge to come and visit me!
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