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  • Golf Day!

    Posted on June 2nd, 2015 Paul No comments

    Time for a walk…  Another 45 minutes at 3 miles per hour! Feels good.  The camera phone is ofter used when certain pictures just beed to be taken!

    The beauty jumps out at you

    The beauty jumps out at you

    The most amazing reds

    The most amazing reds

    We played 18 holes, 13 with James before he had to go home.  We did some Happy Hour and Taco Tuesday (No taco’s for Paul).  Then off to home to do the treadmill and watch the movie “Battleship”.   Great fun seeing the movie right after walking the Iowa.  We recognized several places we saw on the Iowa.

  • Visiting The USS Iowa Before Going To Malarkey’s

    Posted on June 1st, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul started the day with the normal morning walk.  Must keep the ticker going!

    Gotta keep the old ticker in shape!

    Gotta keep the old ticker in shape!

    We went to see the USS Iowa in LA Harbor and it was a real treat. Several hours of walking up and down stairs!  Please join our visit!

    A fantastic engineering and history lesson!

    A fantastic engineering and history lesson!

    After the tour we stopped at Ports O’ Call for a drink and time to watch the ships sail in and out of the channel. Ports O’ Call Village, located along the Port of Los Angeles main channel in San Pedro, is a seaside plaza that features souvenir and gift shops, along with restaurants, sweet shops, fish markets and quick-bite eateries.  This New England-style seaside village encompasses 15 acres of shops, restaurants and attractions. A meandering promenade of cobblestone streets connects the specialty shops.

    We have been going there for over 50 years!

    We have been going there for over 50 years!

    Sailed right by as we had our wine

    Sailed right by as we had our wine

    Enjoying a drink and resting our legs

    Enjoying a drink and resting our legs

    Enjoying being with Sue

    Enjoying being with Sue

    After the visit we went to Malarkeys to meet up with Irene and Greg for happy hour.  Great fun was had by all!

    Great view from Malarkey's

    Great view from Malarkey’s

    Off to home to hit the treadmill!

     

  • Sad Day And A Happy Day All In One

    Posted on May 31st, 2015 Paul No comments

    Abelardo “Abbey” Lopez  Estacion, a long time friend from the Elks, passed on April 11th.    He was born in the Philippeans in 1933.  We went to his memorial service at the Santa Ana Elks from 1-4.  We were amongst 300 people paying their respects. The Branders, Zaitz, and Irene  joined us for the formal Elks ceremony and then the reception afterwords. He was a great friend!

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    Our friend Abbey

    We went home for a short period after the event and then decided to go to Old Ranch for a few minutes.  We had a small flat bread and a glass of wine when the news came in… We are Great Grandparents again with the Attival of Baby Calhan Joseph Chartier 8lbs 5oz. 19 inches.

    Good job Cassie...Welcome Calin

    Good job Cassie…Welcome Calhan

  • Turn Back The Clock!

    Posted on May 30th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked in the garden and cooked most of the day but around 3:30 be headed for San Clemente to attend the 23rd annual USO Swing Night Dance with the gang.  Join the fun!

    Great fun!

    Great fun!

    Just us!

    Just us!

     

    Gaving fun!

    Gaving fun!

     

  • Moving Day And Dancing

    Posted on May 29th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We have a good friend by the name of Bernie.  He is a mear 94 years old and was having to move from his home in the Breakers to the Bixby Towers.  He seemed very worried about the move so Paul told him we would help do the move.  Dear Greg went over early to assess the move and we decided it was a little much for us.  We hired “Two Men And A Truck” to do the move and they did.  In six hours everything was moved from the 10th floor of the Breakers to the 7th floor of the Towers!

    The truck arrives

    The truck arrives

    We headed for home and then off to the ranch for Happy Hour with cast of thousands!  We departed at 7:00 and went to hear “Breakaway “at the GG Elks.  We danced until about 10:00 before going home and crashing!

  • Golf And Dancing…

    Posted on May 28th, 2015 Paul No comments
    Mike and .....

    Mike and …..

    We played golf with James and did some Happy Hour before going to the Phoenix Club for dancing.

    Mr Turtle was out today!

    Mr Turtle was out today!

    The Teenagers were out and about

    The Teenagers were out and about

    Mary joined us for dancing this evening and we always walk her to her car when she heads for home!

    Walking Mary to her car!

    Walking Mary to her car!

    Mike, a friend and a painter, did a portrait of …..

    Viewing Mike's painting

    Viewing Mike’s painting

  • Change In Plans

    Posted on May 27th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We were going to play golf but the course was closed at the last moment.  We decided to go on the Long Beach Water Taxi and have lunch at Belmont Pier.  Plans changed and lunch was even better!!  Join the fun

    Enjoying each other

    Enjoying each other

  • Normal Day…

    Posted on May 26th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We began the day with some picking from the garden and then Paul took his morning walk before breakfast.  The walk is usually about 2 miles in 42 minutes which means 2.8 miles per hour.

    The iPhone keeps track of Paul so he will not get lose

    The iPhone keeps track of Paul so he will not get lost

    Great pictures on the walk!  Our neighbors fly the flag proudly!

    Love our conservative and patriotic neighborhood

    Love our conservative and patriotic neighborhood

    Love our neighborhood!

    Love our neighborhood!

    After the walk and breakfast we went to Old Ranch for a round of golf with James!  It was good weather although when we started it was 63 degrees.

    Polite little ducks!

    Polite little ducks!

    We finished in three and a half hours and then went to Happy Hour (Taco Tuesday) before going home to do the treadmill and watch a little TV.

  • Back To Normal… As Normal As Normal Gets

    Posted on May 25th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Happy Anniversary to our daughter Robin and Bob!  Many many more to come!

    Rob and Bob get married

    Rob and Bob get married

    We had no plans for today so we picked from the garden and cooked for several hours!  Sue roasted some carrots and  made 30 stuffed peppers!  We also picked another two pounds of green beans!

    When we need onions, we pull them a few days ahead of time and let them dry!

    When we need onions, we pull them a few days ahead of time and let them dry!

    Up to our fanny in tomatoes

    Up to our fanny in tomatoes

    Green beans by the loads!

    Green beans by the loads!

    Our new dwarf avacado tree with our corn

    Our new dwarf avocado tree with our corn

    We went to Malarkey’s for cocktails with Greg and Irene at 5:00.  Greg and Paul were introduced to a drink called “Forbidden Beach” which was vodka, lemon juice, pineapple juice and St. Germain!  Paul stopped jkust in time but Greg decided to go home with us for an hour or so before driving!  We watched a movie and Sue did the first 90 minutes of her treadmill!  We drove Greg back to the restaurant and he was good to go.  We returned home and Sue fininshed off the remained of the treadmill time.

  • Another Theater Day…

    Posted on May 24th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We got up and messed in the garden for a while before going to the Royal Khyber restaurant for lunch!  What made it special is that Bob and Donna joined us for the meal!  We shard a bottle of wine and gabbed for two hours before heading to South Coast Repertory to see “Peter and the Starcatcher”.

    Royal Khyber is an exclusive Indian restaurant in the South Coast Plaza Village in Orange County, California. A leader in Indian culinary tradition, Royal Khyber provides an authentic North Indian cuisine experience of unique flavors and nutritional value, delivering it in a sophisticated, romantic and modern setting. Simply delightful dining.

    Bob and Donna

    Bob and Donna

    Hot stuff

    Hot stuff

    The play/musical was exciting. They call him Boy, the orphan without a name.  One day he’s whisked onto the good ship Neverland, and the century-old legend of Peter Pan gets its hilarious, exhilarating and wildly imaginative prequel.  Sail with us across the seven seas as Boy becomes Peter in a swashbuckling tale of yesteryear, infused with pop culture imagery of today.

    Very interesting story with some surprises!

    Very interesting story with some surprises!

    After the play we went to Patty’s Place with James and Linda for a short visit before going home and watching a movie and doing the treadmill!

  • Theater Day

    Posted on May 23rd, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did a few chores before getting dressed up and heading for Seasons 52, one of our favorite restaurants.  Great service and great meals under 450 calories!

    Halibut

    Halibut

    Mixed salad

    Flat bread was outstanding

    We then went across the street to the Orange County Performing Arts Center to see “Annie”.  It was an amazing performance.

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts, previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, presents a wide variety of the most significant national and international productions of music, dance and theater to the people of Southern California.
    As Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization, Segerstrom Center for the Arts owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses the 500-seat Samueli Theater, and the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center’s studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab.

    Great performance and we loved Sandy

    Great performance and we loved Sandy

    After the play, we went to the “Center Club” as it is part of the Old Ranch Country Club network!  Great place to stop by after a play.

    We enjoyed a drink and an appetizer!

    We enjoyed a drink and an appetizer!

    It is almost 6:00 so we head to Santa Ana Elks for dancing.  It’s a long story. The music was good but it was so loud that we went home before 9:00.  It was designed for the younger (deaf) crowd!  Everyone was there and most of us cut out!  Too bad!

  • Yeah! Sue Can Play Golf Again!

    Posted on May 22nd, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast at Old Ranch with James and then joined Charlotte for eighteen holes.  James “wimped out” at the turn as the weather was like Denmark… Cold and windy.  We kept on going.  We did some happy hour before going home to get ready for Topper’s!

    It was 62 degrees when we started

    It was 62 degrees when we started

    Didn't bother the "baby" ducks

    Didn’t bother the “baby” ducks

    We found a ducks nest!

    We found a ducks nest!

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    Love the flowers around the course

    After the game, we did a small Happy Hour and then headed for home to get a little more formal as we have the Topper’s Memorial Weekend Dance to attend.  Please join us!

    To The Petroleum Club for dinner dancing

    To The Petroleum Club for dinner dancing

    Tripping the light fantastic

    Tripping the light fantastic

    Mike Andersen joined us this evening

    Mike Andersen joined us this evening

  • Thursday Was A Day To Rest

    Posted on May 21st, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did some chores and went to the dermatologist for our regular checkup!  Mostly good news.  We did some gardening and then did the treadmill before getting cleaned up for the Phoenix Club.  We stopped by Patty’s place for a martini and to chat with Chuck the bartender before heading to Anaheim!

  • Finally, A Day Of Golf!

    Posted on May 20th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast at Old Ranch and then played a round of golf with James.  Sue was still favoring her back and she chipped and putted!  The weather was a little cool but not too bad!  We stayed around for some happy hour before heading home!

  • Chores And Fun

    Posted on May 19th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house and did some serious gardening before going to Taco Surf to meet up with “The Old Guys”.  The “Old Guys” are people who Sue worked with daily for years at Boeing.  They are all retired now and we get together every couple of months!

    We went to 12th Street Nursery and got some new plants before returning home and doing more gardening,  We have a “dwarf avacado”… We hope its a dwarf!  Time will tell!

    Then we were off to Old Ranch for a quick drink before going to Il Garage to celebrate JR’s 69th birthday!  That means we laughed and giggled for a couple of hours!

    Karen

    Karen

    JR

    JR

    Sue

    Sue

    Paul

    Paul

  • Working Around Home

    Posted on May 18th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We unpacked, washed and worked in the garden before going to have lunch with Marion Gray who is currently limited because of an accident and a busted foot.

    We did a few more chores after lunch and then headed to Malarkey’s.  At Malarkey’s we were privileged to see Greg Leach enter and come in second place at “Story Telling Time”…  Fun for all!  Nancy and Vince joined Irene and us to see Greg perform!

    We stayed late and got to watch the sunset!

    We stayed late and got to watch the sunset!

  • Coming Home!

    Posted on May 17th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had to leave but the memories will last forever!  Join the trip home

    We had lunch at PF Changs and then off to the Santa Ana Elks for the Jam Session!

    Sad but we are going home!

    Sad but we are going home!

  • Fun And More Fun

    Posted on May 16th, 2015 Paul No comments

    In the morning Bob and Paul had an early breakfast, then another breakfast with Hans and the girls, and then we played golf  Join the morning!

    Golf in Avalon

    Golf in Avalon

    After golf, we cavorted on the patio of the Villa Portofino Inn in Avalon!  We got dressed up and ready for dinner and the dance  Join the fun!

    Up on the roof!

    Up on the roof!

    We went to dinner at the Ristorente Villa Portofino and then off to the dance turning back the clock 60 years! Join us for dinner!

    Fantastic dining!

    Fantastic dining!

    We walked to the dance and enjoyed a magical evening dancing to the music of the 20’s and 30’s.  Join the fun!

    Than ks to the Art Deco staff!

    Than ks to the Art Deco staff!

    After the dance it was nightcap time! Join the cavorting

    The fun really gets started

    The fun really gets started

  • Off We Go!

    Posted on May 15th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We headed to Avalon Catalina for our yearly Avalon Ball Weekend!  With 36 friends, we departed Long Beach at 12:15 and the rest is history! Join us on the trip over!

    Off to Catalina from Long Beach to attend the 13th Annual Avalon Ball

    Off to Catalina from Long Beach to attend the 13th Annual Avalon Ball

    In the afternoon, after the “Von’s Run” we appear on the patio and cavort until dinner time!  Join the cavorting

    Fun on the patio

    Fun on the patio

    Then it is off to dinner at the Bluewater Grill… Great place to dine! 

    Dinner before the movie!

    Dinner before the movie!

    After dinner we went to the Avalon theater and saw Mall Cop II.

  • Rain Rain Go Away Until Sunday

    Posted on May 14th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did not leave the house today until it was time to go to the Phoenix Club!  All the veggies got a good bath from the rain so we expect them to grow like made over the weekend!

    Sue fixed a great brunch… The squash blossoms get better every day!

    Fun
  • Following Doctors Orders… No Golf!

    Posted on May 13th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did some chores around the house before going to the Aquarium for the afternoon!  We go all the time because we learn something new!  This time we learned three things! Join the fun!

    Do you know what the worlds largest migration of animals is?  We figured elephants!  Nope… Creatures of the sea migrate to the surface to dine where it is dark and then when the sun rises, they migrate deep into the sea to stay away from predators.  It is done everyday and it is massive.

    It’s formal name is Diel vertical migration, also known as diurnal vertical migration, is a pattern of movement used by some organisms, such as Copepods, living in the ocean and in lakes. The migration occurs when organisms move up to the epipelagic zone at night and return to the mesopelagic zone of the oceans or to the hypolimnion zone of lakes during the day. The word diel comes from the Latin dies day, and means a 24-hour period. It is referred to as the greatest migration in the world in terms of biomass.

    The cycle goes on every day!

    The cycle goes on every day!

    The Jellies exhibit was new to us.

    We visited the Jellyfish display

    We visited the Jellyfish display

    Then we found out about “Whale Fall”

    A whale fall is the carcass of a cetacean that has fallen into the Bathyal or Abyssal zone on the ocean floor. As they are found at depths of 2,000 m or 6,600 ft, they create complex localized ecosystems that supply sustenance to deep-sea organisms for decades.  Read about it in Wikipedia!

    We learned about a "Whale Fall"

    We learned about a “Whale Fall”

    Zones of the ocean

    Zones of the ocean

    Definitely Jellyfish

    Definitely Jellyfish

    After the aquarium we had to go to Irvine to see our lawyer so we decided to stop in at Cucina Enoteca at Irvine Spectrum.  We shared three cheeses and Paul tried two infusions!  Cucina means cooking in Italian and Enoteca means “A place primarily directed at giving visitors or tourists the possibility to taste these wines at a reasonable fee and possibly to buy them”

    Sneak Attack!

    Sneak Attack! Sue had wine and Paul had an infusion

    Paul tried the arbor manhattan with peanut infused bourbon  and then followed it with a  “Dr. Spice ” which is apricot nutmeg rum + coconut chai + citrus + simple syrup.  Sue played it safe with an excellent wine.

    Paul loved the bar

    Paul loved the bar

    Then off to see our lawyer about “trust issues”…. No, not that kind… Adjustment to our Trust as we have great grandchildren now!

    On the way home we stopped at Patty’s Place and had a drink before going home and watching a movie and some of our serials.

    We crashed at midnight!

  • Gardening And Golf

    Posted on May 12th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We gardened for a bit and then made some stuffer squash blossoms for brunch!  We then headed for Old Ranch to play a round of golf before Taco Tuesday began!  Becca, Zack, and Lilly joined us for taco’s!

    Miss Lilly pays a visit

    Miss Lilly pays a visit

  • Monday Was Chores Day!

    Posted on May 11th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house, went to Trader Joe’s, then to the Market.   We got fixings for more squash blossoms so guess what we are making tomorrow?

    At 5:00 we met up with Greg and Irene for a Malarkey’s celebration!

    After going home we watch a movie and did the treadmill!

    On Mother’s Day our daughter, Robin, gave Sue a solar powered garden night light that look like birds of paradise!  How thoughtful!  We put it together and planted it to see…  We love the lights!  The vegetables also like them a lot!!

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    Lights are lit but we used a flash on the camera

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    When we got home the lights were shinning bright!

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    The lights were still shining at 5:00 in the morning!

    Faantastic

    Fantastic

     

  • Mothers Day 2015

    Posted on May 10th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We went to Catal with family and friends to celebrate.  Join the fun!

    Celebrating with family and friends

    Celebrating with family and friends

     

  • Slow Day.. Good Day

    Posted on May 9th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul took his morning walk doing about 3.8 miles in an hour.  Every morning it is a new route! We did chores around the house and worked in the garden.

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    The panoramic view reveals the new raised beds (Click to see full sized image)

    We planted asparagus and now we have to wait three years… Hope we can do it!  Sue did the treadmill in the afternoon while we watched a movie.  We went to the GG Elks but they had a twangy country band… Good music if you were into country but no dance… We tried to dance to a few songs but gave up and went home about 9:00.  We watched a movie and then crashed!

  • Friday; An Excellent Day

    Posted on May 8th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked in the garden in the morning.  We had rain the night before and we had some repairs to do!  We lost a big branch off the pomegranate bush… The rain deposited too much water on the leaves and the branch could not hold it.  Now the branches are supported by strings.

    We now have corn growing!  Hope it gets as tall as an elephants eye!

    We now have corn growing! Hope it gets as tall as an elephants eye!

    Kae and beets seem to be enjoying the rain

    Kae and beets seem to be enjoying the rain

    The baby tomatoes are doing quite well!

    The baby tomatoes are doing quite well!

    It's getting time to stuff some peppers!

    It’s getting time to stuff some peppers!

    In the afternoon we went to the pain management doctor and got an injection before going to Cucina Enoteca for a snack!  Cucina Enoteca is located in Fashion Island, Newport Beach. Restaurant is composed of a bar, restaurant seating and outdoor area.The snack was some infusions (Paul) and wine (Sue) with three delightful wines, dips, and excellent bread.

    They indeed have a nice wine selection!

    They indeed have a nice wine selection!

    We then headed for home to change into formal wear and headed to Alta Dena for the evening.  We danced with the Rondeliers to the theme {10430 Form”.  Join the fun!

    Dancing the night away

    Dancing the night away

  • Cooking And Dancing… An Interesting Mix!

    Posted on May 7th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul harvested and Sue cooked!  We had to throw out one of our tomatoes as it was not doing well.  The “Kellogg’s Breakfast” is now in the compost pile!  We replaced it with a “Hillbilly Potato”…  Love those names!

    The “Hillbilly Potato” is an absolutely gorgeous bicolor beefsteak tomato, great for slicing. Beautiful yellow 1 pound fruits are streaked with red on the blossom end. Sweet and juicy. Heavy producer. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant.

    Hillbilly Potato

    Hillbilly Potato

    Sue worked on several kinds of squash and fresh green beans.  We had so many squash blossoms that we visited Terri with a bag of blossoms!

    After getting cleaned up we went to Patty’s Place for a drink or two before going to the Phoenix Club and visiting the gang!  Everyone was there tonight.  The Kuhn’s, Roberts, Zaitz, Marianne and Craig, Michael, Irene and Vince.  We dance until the band was done… We were done also!

  • Lookout San Diego, Here We Come

    Posted on May 6th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We departed Fullerton on the Amtrak arriving in San Diego just in time for lunch!  We found a great place to dine before walking to the Maritime Museums on the bay!  We went into two submarines (one Russian and on American) and then walked to the harbor tour ship.  Loads of fun seeing the bay from water level!

    On the way back to the train we had an extra hour so Sue decided to go to the top of San Diego!  We had drinks at the Hyatt which was 40 stories up! Yes, Paul stayed away from the windows!

    Finally we made it to the train station only to find out the train was late (because of an accident on the tracks).  Lucky for us we knew of a “wine bar” about 1/2 a block from the station!.  A flight of chardonnay later and we were feeling no pain!  We caught the train at 8:15 putting us into Fullerton at 10:30!  Great day!  Join the fun!

    A full day of fun in San Diego!

    A full day of fun in San Diego!

    After arriving home we crashed!

  • Golf Was Great

    Posted on May 5th, 2015 Paul No comments

    James had some chores he had to do so we played golf by ourselves! We stayed at the ranch for Happy Hour as well as Taco Tuesday!

    Allison was dressed for the occasion

    Allison was dressed for the occasion

    Paul had muddled jalapenos added to the margurita

    Paul had muddled jalapenos added to the margarita

    Allison always has interesting friends!

    Allison always has interesting friends!

    Paul was also decorated for the evening!... Including thr hat!

    Paul was also decorated for the evening!… Including the hat!

    Afterwords we headed for home to do the treadmill and watch a movie.  Tomorrow is a big day!

  • Easy Day!

    Posted on May 4th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Sue made stuffed squash blossoms again this morning!  She used blue cheese which was fantastic!  We have learned how to save the blossoms now and will have them again tomorrow!  Life is good!

    The tomatoes are getting taller by the day!

    The tomatoes are getting taller by the day!

    We worked in the yard and did chores around the house.  After breakfast, we headed to H&H Nursery where we got watermelon, basil, yellow and white corn, cantaloupe, and other goodies.  We did some transplanting and rearranging of the garden to accommodate the new items.

    As usual, we ended up at Malarkey’s with Greg and Irene.  We tasted the jalapeno flavored margaritas and they had a bit of a kick!  Simply delightful!

    Jalapeno margaritas were great!

    Jalapeno margaritas were great!

    The sun sets so late these days that we missed it tonight!

    The sun sets so late these days that we missed it tonight!

    We headed for home and watched an old movie and the Hawaii-5-0 before crashing.

  • An “Easy Day” For Us

    Posted on May 3rd, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did a little gardening before heading to the Newport Harbor Elks Lodge.  We were disappointed that the Sunday music there is going to be stopping but alas, all good things come to an end.  However, we have two great hours with Hans and Kerstin without interruption so we caught up on everything and solved the problems of the world!

    “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”

    We departed about 3:00 and went to Orange Coast Winery for the Sangria Party.  Being members was nice as we got to be in a quiet room and were given a “free” tasting because we spend $1000/year as members!

    The front back door... It's a long story

    The front back door… It’s a long story

    We enjoyed some serious libations and a taco!

    We enjoyed some serious libations and a taco!

    The real front door... It is not really used!

    The real front door… It is not really used!

    After a while we decided to leave and go to Old Ranch before going home.

    It got cool so we have Robert deliver us some fire.  It kida worked!

    It got cool so we have Robert deliver us some fire. It kinda worked!

    Paul had two drinks and Sue had one before going home for the evening and watching some movies!  Good day it was!

  • Day Of Cooking, Gardening, And Dancing!

    Posted on May 2nd, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul was out in the garden at 7:00 picking and grinnin’…OK, just picking!  PAul brought in green beans, carrots, beets, several kinds of squash, Swiss chard, and squash blossoms.  We split up the bounty and dropped off some with the Ward’s before firing up the oven!  Then the work began!  From 9:00 until almost four, we cleaned, diced, sliced, cooked, created, and made enough food for an army…. Let’s see:

    • Kale Chips
    • Cauliflower Soup
    • Cauliflower Gratin/Casserole
    • Beets Tops
    • Swiss Chard
    • Pickled Beets

    We finally got done and sat for a nice glass of wine before hitting the showers.  Our feet really hurt… Seven hours of standing in the kitchen will tend to do that to you!  We must say that working the garden and then working in the kitchen for hours creating food that we immediately consume is rewarding on many levels.  The time together, working as a team, and the benefits of knowing what we eat are simply great!

    Beets were magnificent

    Beets were magnificent

    Cauliflower casserole

    Cauliflower casserole

    Beet tops

    Beet tops

    We stopped by Old Ranch for a quick visit and a drink.  We ran into JR and Karen and they were treating their prom-going grand-kids and their dates  to dinner on the patio!  What was nice is that all the teens were died in the wool conservatives!  Yeah JR and Karen!

    We went to Garden Grove and met up with the Zaitz, Roberts, Mike and Irene and danced until 10:30… We had a full day!

  • Hooray Hooray It’s The First Of May

    Posted on May 1st, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast with James and Little Lisa at Old Ranch before going 18 holes!  We played with Mike who was practicing for the Governor’s Cup at Old Ranch!  Sue got to feed her geese and several ducks… All is well!

    Looking for Grandma Sue

    Looking for Grandma Sue

    We then did an extended Happy Hour with Bullwinkle & Rocky, James & Linda, and other “characters” including Angie, Bunny, James Eaton, and  Charlotte!  Because it was so hot, we went home and cleaned up before going dancing at Garden Grove Elks!  It was a good day!

    Full Moon... Beware!

    Full Moon… Beware!

    The ten step polka is being performed!

    The ten step polka is being performed!

  • Work!

    Posted on April 30th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We spent the day at home!  Paul worked in the garden getting ready for May 1st pictures while Sue did the treadmill. Join us in the “almost-May Garden”

    Come see!

    Come see what we are growing now!

    We got cleaned up and then headed to the chiropractor.  Afterwards we went to the Orange Coast Winery across the street from the Five Crowns English Restaurant and had a great time.  We brought home a case of wine as well as becoming members of the wine club!

    We finally found it... Hiding in plain sight!

    We finally found it… Hiding in plain sight!

    Enjoying good wine!

    Enjoying good wine!

    Wine, cheese, and a beautiful lady... What else could one ask for?

    Wine, cheese, and a beautiful lady… What else could one ask for?

    Afterwards we headed to the Phoenix Club for some dancing.  Mary Acosta joined us for a delightful evening.  Fred was in Arizona! Donna and Bob were there making it a great evening of laughing and giggling!!

    Dancing the night away!

    Dancing the night away!

  • Golf!

    Posted on April 29th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We played golf with James but only did none holes today!  James had to leave early to get his new car… Actually Linda’s new car!  We went grocery shopping and got cleaned up so we could go to the theater with Gregor.

    While having our usual drink at the Westin who should show up by Mommy Duck and her eleven kids!  We didn’t feed them as we are attempting to figure out what to do!  There is no way the babies can heave this enclosed area.

    The Westin lobby was beautiful

    The Westin lobby was beautiful

    "Follow me guys!"

    “Follow me guys!”

    We had visitors

    We had visitors

     

  • Golf And Happy Hour

    Posted on April 28th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We played golf with James and then joined Linda on the patio for dinner and a few drinks! Before we departed for Old Ranch, we cooked up some stuffed squash blossoms to add to our brunch meal. Yummy!

    Prior to stuffing

    Prior to stuffing

    Stuffer squash blooms ready to eat

    Stuffer squash blooms ready to eat

    To the ranch and we are greeted by Mr. and Mrs Goose.  They know Sue quite well and come out of the lake to visit!

    The goosers come to visit

    The goosers come to visit

    Lunch time on the lake

    Lunch time on the lake

    We ended up on the patio and joined in on the last Soup and Sliders Tuesday!

  • Monday Was Delightful!

    Posted on April 27th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked in the garden for a while before going to Cucina Enoteca for lunch with Renee from Catal,  The lunch was fantastic and we decided to take a walk in Roger’s Gardens before going home!  Join the fun!

    Absolutely Beautiful

    Absolutely Beautiful

    We headed for home to do additional gardening and then to Malarkey’s for cocktails with Irene! Then off to the treadmill!

  • Sunday Was Relaxing

    Posted on April 26th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had lunch with Pete and Lisa in San Juan Capistrano at the Sun Dried Tomato Factory.  We took two hours to relax and gab!

    Visiting with family

    Visiting with family

    We went home and did some gardening and cooking…. Correction, lots of cooking.  Paul made Bok Choi and Kale chips which Sue made green beans and a squash casserole.  We worked in the kitchen for three hours! Join the fun!

    Kale chips...

    Kale chips…

    We then headed for Old Ranch to have Happy Hour with James and Linda.

    Linda and James

    Linda and James

    Magnificent sunset

    Magnificent sunset

    We then headed for home to do the treadmill and watch a movie… Even an easy day is bust for us!

     

  • Geez… Did We Say Busy?

    Posted on April 25th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We departed early to head for Seal Beach and go to the Seal Bear Car Show.  The show was great (please visit it with us) and we had lunch at Cafe St. Germain on Electric and Main!

    Sue got a ride

    Sue got a ride

    Great food with champagne?

    Great food with champagne?

    We departed for Old Ranch at noon so we could get a place at the Roosters Charity Wine Tasting event.  Join the fun!

    Fun with the Roberts and Zaitz!

    Fun with the Roberts and Zaitz!

    It rained a bit and we had some wind but we had a ball.  At 5:30 we dropped by home to  pick up Lorraine and then headed to the Garden Grove Elks to dance until about 10:30.  It was a full day!

  • One Wild Friday!

    Posted on April 24th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We played golf after a rain storm  which passed us about 9:00 am. We played anyway and did not see a drop all day!

    The day began with a short rain store

    The day began with a short rain storm

    On the 10th hole we saw a bunch of baby ducks with their Mommy and Daddy.

    Nine little babies

    Nine little babies

    On 17, Charlotte fed the “lone duck”.  No  Mommy or Daddy around!

    The "Lone Duck" gets fed!

    The “Lone Duck” gets fed!

    We did some Happy Hour with Charlotte, James, and Cathy “Burns”.

    Happy Hour

    Happy Hour

    Off to the Elks in Garden Grove dancing to Silk!  We celebrated Ed and Kathy’s 45th Anniversary a day early…

    The "Cut Ups"

    The “Cut Ups”

    A beautiful cake was served…

    Celebration cake

    Celebration cake

    Our dear friends….  Just delightful people!

    Forty-five years of bliss

    Forty-five years of bliss

    We headed for home at 10:45 and crashed… tomorrow is a big day!

  • No Golf… Gardening… Doctors… Dancing!

    Posted on April 23rd, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul took a walk before leaving for the doctors office.  The broken thumb just doesn’t like the treadmill!  He did 40 minutes at 3.7 mph.  Enough to get the heart moving! The neighborhood is in bloom and Mother Nature is making everything beautiful.

    Only Mother Nature can do this!

    Only Mother Nature can do this!

    A gleaming white

    A gleaming white

    Simply beautiful

    Simply beautiful

    Purple (the only word where there is no word that rhymes)

    Purple (the only word where there is no word that rhymes)

    Paul worked in the garden for a while this morning before we headed to Sue’s annual cancer checkup.  as expected, cancer free for 18 years!  Like is good!  We went home and ate from the garden and did some additional gardening.  The green beans are going wild.  They have climbed to the top of their six foot cages and are still reaching skyward! The raised beds sure make things easier.

    We did the treadmill and watched a movie on TV before going to the Phoenix Club to dance until 10:30.

    Dancing in the Phoenix Club Ball Room

    Dancing in the Phoenix Club Ball Room

    We crashed after getting home as this weekend is going to be a blur!

  • Golf, Happy Hour, And A Visit

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 Paul No comments

    In the morning we did some vegetable gardening which this time of year means keeping the tomatoes inside their little cages!

    We played golf even though it was cool.  OK, in California 66 is cool!

    We did happy hour for about two hours before going to Patty’s Place and meeting up with Geoff and his lady!  We had a drink with them and provided them a gift certificate for dinner!  We had a great time.

    Thought for the day!

    Thought for the day!

    We got home about 8:00 and then headed to the treadmill and watched a movie.

  • Slow Day… Great Happy Hour

    Posted on April 21st, 2015 Paul No comments

    We played golf with James and then headed to Happy Hour.  We called Zachary and Becca and they brought Lilly to the dinner.  We had a good chance to talk to them as no one else was around.   We then headed for home and gthe treadmill!

    Giggle Time

    Giggle Time

     

  • It’s Monday… Time For Work And Play

    Posted on April 20th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We began the day with working in the garden while Sue did some cooking. The string beans (bush and pole) have to be checked every morning becuase the beans grow so very fast that if you miss one, they get “strings”.

    We went to the market and did some shopping before getting dressed to go to the chiropractor.

    How my garden grows

    How my garden grows

    After the chiropractor we headed to Malarkeys to meet up with Irene and Greg and we shared some drinks before going home.

    Malarkeys

    Malarkeys

    After we arrived at home Connor joined us for dinner at Preveza. We got the latest job report and family updates.

  • A Sad Day…

    Posted on April 19th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did chores around the house for a while before cleaning up and going to a “Celebration Of Life” for our friend Jim Mongell!  There were 200 people at the celebration held at the Phoenix Club.  He had a good run and we will certainly miss him!  On many occasions during the event I looked to the corner where Jim always hung out to visit him.

    His daughter talked and mentioned thatshe and her dad went to make the final arrangements as Jim was sure his time was short.  They knocked on the door and she expected “Lurch” to answer.  Jim says to the gentlemen “Bet this is the first time you had a walk-in customer?”  That was indeed Jim!  The entire audience cracked up… We knew Jim well!

    Jim would have enjoyed this celebration

    Jim would have enjoyed this celebration

    Hans and Kerstin made it for the memorial

    Hans and Kerstin made it for the memorial

    We headed for the Elks about 5:45 to meet up with friends for an evening of dancing and visiting.

    The Band Played On

    The Band Played On

    Santa Ana Elks Jam Session

    Santa Ana Elks Jam Session

    Iris the "Wild One"

    Iris the “Wild One”

  • Work And Play… That’s OK

    Posted on April 18th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We went to Seasons 52 for lunch followed by a visit to the OC Performing Arts Center to see “Guys and Dolls”.  Great show!  Standing ovation!

    We then went to Laguna to have a drink before going to the Laguna Canyon Winery for a wine blending activity. Join the fun!

    Loads of fun with Kathy, Donna, and Bob!

    Loads of fun with Kathy, Donna, and Bob!

    We got home around 11:00 and simply crashed!  Big day also tomorrow…

  • Golf And Dancing!

    Posted on April 17th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We went to ORCC for breakfast and on the way we dropped off some squash blossoms at Terri’s house.  About two hours later we got a text with the picture below attached! She stuffed them with cheeses, jalapeno’s, siracha, and chicken!  We are still hungry!

    Terri has been working

    Terri has been working

    We played golf with James and Charlotte.

    We were attacked by a vicious wild animal on the 15th hole!

    We were attacked by a vicious wild animal on the 15th hole!

    OK… Maybe no “vicious”…

    James in normal pose with the babies

    James in normal pose with the babies

    We did some Happy Hour before going to Toppers to dance the night away…Join the fun!

    Fun at Toppers

    Fun at Toppers

     

  • Fertilizer Day? That Sounds Odd!

    Posted on April 16th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did some work around the house including starting the vegetable garden fertilization process before going to the chiropractor at 10:00.  Upon returning, Sue made lunch while Paul continued the gardening work.  Fertilizing 34 tomatoes plus all the peppers, onions, beans, carrots, beets and squash is a job.

    3-6-4 is a great mix for tomatoes that are beginning to bloom!

    3-4-6 is a great mix for tomatoes that are beginning to bloom!

    In order to fertilize the plants you have to go to the bottom of the plant and put in 3-4 tablespoons of fertilized about 4 inches from the stem and work it into the dirt then water deeply.  It took about four hours to do our back yard.

    Mr. Cabbage is ready to be picked

    Mr. Cauliflower is ready to be picked

    You can see the 8-10 diameter ring around the tomato.  Paul had to to this about 80 times and then work the fertilizer into the ground very carefully without hurting the roots.  Loads of work but it will pay off in a few days!

    Digging around the bottom of the plants without hurting them is a job

    Digging around the bottom of the plants without hurting them is a job

    After working all day we headed to Patty’s for a drink before going to the Phoenix Club.  Patty’s is in Seal Beach and a great place to dine.  Paul did the New Zealand Lamb Chops!

    We almost ordered a side of ham for grandson Jon (inside joke)

    We almost ordered a side of ham for grandson Jon (inside joke)

    Patty's Place... A great neighborhood restaurant

    Patty’s Place… A great neighborhood restaurant

    At 6:30 we headed East to the Phoenix Club for an evening with the Zaitz, Adamsons, and Roberts.  Marianne and Craig also joined us!

    Heading to the Phoenix Club

    Heading to the Phoenix Club

    By the time we got home we just crashed!

  • Golf With The Babies

    Posted on April 15th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We check our email and sometimes Facebook and who was there this morning?  Lilly was playing with her Easter toys!  Great way to wake up!

    Great Granddaughter Lilly

    Great Granddaughter Lilly

    She is not yet sure what Easter is but she does seem to like it a lot!

    Ears on!

    Ears on!

    Paul went for a quick morning walk since today is golf lesson day and we have to heave at 9:00 am!  About 40 minutes at 4 MPH was just fine to get the old heart started.  Paul did not take a load of pictures but just had to get a few shots in.  Our neighbors have beautiful plants in their yards.

    Colors were just amazing

    Colors were just amazing

    Neighbors roses were fantastic

    Neighbors roses were fantastic

    We he got back, we had to take a picture of “The Lone Flower”… The only non-edible thing in your front or back yard.

    Our own garden has one flower and it is pretty

    Our own garden has one flower and it is pretty

    We headed to El Dorado to get our golf lesson in before going to ORCC for lunch with James and Robin!  We then headed for the course and played eighteen.  On 15 we ran into Mr. & Mrs. Duck who were showing off their three little ones.  The babies came right up to us and quacked “Hello”.  The guys ahead of us gave them crackers so we stomped them into the groud and gave the family some of our special blended vitamen fortified duck food we get form the local pet store.  Only the best for the babies!

    Daddy and mommy duck were watching the kids

    Daddy and mommy duck were watching the kids

    The baby came right up to us

    The baby came right up to us

    The springtime flowers were in full swing on the course some of which are quite stunning against the green backdrops

    Flowers on the golf course were magnificent

    Flowers on the golf course were magnificent

    We then did some Happy Hour before going home and hitting the treadmill!

  • Golf And The Treadmill

    Posted on April 14th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Easy day… Golf with James and Bullwinkle and then we headed home.  We did some Happy Hour with James and after he went home Charlotte and the Mizer’s joined us at the pit.  Great fun with friends!

    Finally Paul got the new tomato cages from Texas (called Texas Tomato Cages)  and put them in place before it got dark!  Our tomatoes were growing without cages and they tend to go wild! Saved the tomatoes!

    The new cages are in but still need some time to assure the tomatoes are happy

    The new cages are in but still need some time to assure the tomatoes are happy

    The cauliflower are ready to be picked... All we need is time!

    The cauliflower are ready to be picked… All we need is time!

  • Picked, Cooked, Doctors, and Malarkeys… A Full Day

    Posted on April 13th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul did some picking from the garden adding new green beans and squash to the kitchen.  Sue spent the entire morning cooking up a storm!  While it might seem odd to have all these veggies for breakfast/brunch we cannot tell you how delicious they were when they are so very fresh!

    Radish salad using Sue's Secret Sauce

    Radish salad using Sue’s Secret Sauce

    Roasted squash which only needs salt, pepper, and some olive oil

    Roasted squash which only needs salt, pepper, and some olive oil

    Fresh salad... All the greens were right out of the garden!

    Fresh salad… All the greens were right out of the garden!

    Swiss chard was magnificent!  Paul picked and cleaned them

    Swiss chard was magnificent! Paul picked and cleaned them

    Green beans directly form out bush beans... Minutes old

    Green beans directly from out bush beans… Minutes old

    In the afternoon Paul had a dentists appointment at 1:30 and it went so well that we had an hour before the chiropractor so we stopped at Mario’s Mexican Restaurant in Huntington Beach for a couple of drinks before going to the chiropractor at 3:30.

    Mario's for cocktails!

    Mario’s for cocktails!

    We headed out for Malarkey’s in Long Beach to meet up with Greg and Irene!  We shared a flatbread and emptied the place of their margaritas!

    The Duffy Boats were ready for service

    The Duffy Boats were ready for service

    We had a magnificent sunset

    We had a magnificent sunset

    We then headed home for the treadmill and some TV.

  • Indian Lunch, A Play, And Dinner-Dancing

    Posted on April 12th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We went to Royal Khyber for lunch and it was great!  Paul found a new appetizer that might become a favorite.  We then went across the street to South Coast Reperatory Theater for an afternoon of laughs and tears!  Long story.

    It was “Of Good Stock” Of Good Stock directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Legendary novelist Mick Stockton left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod, control over his books, and a whole lot of issues. Years later, the men in their lives struggle to be part of this elusive family’s legacy. It’s not always easy keeping up with the whip smart and very funny Stockton Sisters, especially during a weekend filled with dramatic confrontations and surprising confessions. But good scotch helps. And, in the end, what matters most is family in this new play by the writer whose work Time Out New York called “zesty, muscular and quick-witted.”

    Great dining experience

    Great dining experience

    The ambiance is quite nice

    The ambiance is quite nice

    Decisions decisions

    Decisions decisions

    Simply yummy!

    Simply yummy!

    Food is delicious!

    Food is delicious!

    Then off to Old Ranch for our monthly dinner dance.

    22 of our friends joined us for a great evening of dining and dancing at Old Ranch Conuntry Club

    22 of our friends joined us for a great evening of dining and dancing at Old Ranch Conuntry Club

     

  • Long But Fascinating Day

    Posted on April 11th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We began with a trip to Temecula to go wine blending with Bob and Donna! Join the fun!

    Let the blending begin!

    Let the blending begin!

    Another great adventure

     

    We headed for home from Temecula at 4:00 dropping Bob and Donna off before changing into formal wear and going to Redondo Beach for the Nightlighters Dance Club dinner dance.  Join the fun!

    We have a great time with our friends

    We have a great time with our friends

  • No Golf… Doctor, Chores, And Dancing

    Posted on April 9th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We visited the garden and went picking.  This morning was squash and green beans plus some radishes.  We went to the chiropractor around 10:00 and then headed back to the house to do chores and treadmill!

    We visited the garden and did some picking

    We visited the garden and did some picking

    Paul worked with all of the tomatoes as they are growing so fast they attempt to leave their cages!  We put the little varmints back in jail!   The onions are coming along quite well.  We pulled the remaining back-yard radishes and put in more carrots.

    The onions are "bulbing" meaning the bottoms are getting large

    The onions are “bulbing” meaning the bottoms are getting large

    The onion plant has a fan of hollow, bluish-green leaves and the bulb at the base of the plant begins to swell when a certain day-length is reached. In the autumn the foliage dies down and the outer layers of the bulb become dry and brittle. The crop is harvested and dried and the onions are ready for use or storage.

    The cauliflower heads are forming deep inside the plant

    The cauliflower heads are forming deep inside the plant

    Bush beans are producing well

    Bush beans are producing well

    We watched an old Goldie Hawn movie and Sue made Deviled Eggs for a snack before we headed to the Phoenix Club to dance the evening away.

  • Golf… It’s Wednesday!

    Posted on April 8th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul started the day with “the morning walk”.  Having the camera in hand as he walked seems to work… Rossmoor has many beautiful amazingly landscaped homes!   Mother Nature is simply fantastic!

    Beautiful flowers after last nights rainstorm

    Beautiful flowers after last nights rainstorm

    The roses were beautiful

    The roses were beautiful

    Charlotte's flowers were magnificent with the rain drops on the leaves

    Charlotte’s flowers were magnificent with the rain drops on the leaves

    We had lunch with James and Bullwinkle at 11:15 at Old Ranch.  Charlotte joined us for lunch and then played nine holes with us.  Bullwinkle dropped out and met with his pool man to make sure the pumps were OK.

    We did Happy Hour with James and later on Charlotte re-joined us for some additional Happy Hour!  We were joined by John and Jim (a new member).

    We went home and Sue did the treadmill while we watched “Runaway Bride” and “Identity Game”.

  • Easy Day… We Like These

    Posted on April 7th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We began the day with some work in the garden and got it prepared for the expected rain! We were supposed to have 1/2 inch by noon and ended up with 0.2 inches at 9:00 pm!  Oh well… It’s LA!

    Paul went for a 3.5 mile walk and then we headed to Old Ranch to have a round of golf with Angie and James.  Rocky and Bullwinkle were behind us.

    We got to see the first baby duck of the 2015 Old Ranch season!  The baby was cute and not afraid of us at all.  Sue walked right up and fed the little guy!  Mommy and daddy duck knew Grandma Sue from many feedings.

    Hey!  I am the first baby of the season and I am hungry

    Hey! I am the first baby of the season and I am hungry

    We got a text from Marianne and Craig who were visiting Lake Tahoe!  They were in the middle of a big snowstorm!

    In the snow!

    In the snow!

    The weather was interesting as it started out with sunshine and ended up cold and threatening!  We had Happy Hour with the Walkers and Angie.  After Angie departed at 5:20, we moved inside with the Walkers and enjoyed the soup and salad special!  We went home and watched a movie (The American President) and Sue did the treadmill.  About 9:00 the rain came in and gave us 0.2 inches at best!

    Rain rain please stay!  We need all we can get!

    Rain rain please stay! We need all we can get!  Our vegetable garden lapped it all up!

    We got a text from James (in Seal Beach) reporting a lot of rain!  Looks like a cloud burst!

    James had a load of rain!

    James had a load of rain!

    We watched NCIS and then crashed as we have golf tomorrow.

  • Easy Day – Doc’s and Malarkey’s

    Posted on April 6th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did the doctor thing today.  We both went to the eye doctor and while Sue got a new prescription Paul was declared to have excellent eyes!  We then went to the chiropractor and did some other errands before going home and getting ready for Malarkey’s.  Irene joined us as Greg was in Laughlin today.

    The sub be setting

    The sun be setting

    Sad... We had to say goodbye to the Finch's as they are heading to the UK

    Sad… We had to say goodbye to the Finch’s as they are heading to the UK

    We headed for home at watched some TV before going to bed!

  • Easter Sunday Was Easy…

    Posted on April 5th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did some chores around the house before getting ready to go to Disneyland.  We stopped by Old Ranch and delivered some birthday cards and then off to Disneyland.  We stayed about two hours before going to Catal to meet up with the Finch’s, Zaitz, and Duda’s!  Great fun with family and friends!

    Brian and Bob

    Brian and Bob

    Jan and Donna

    Jan and Donna

    Bob and Robin

    Bob and Robin

    Just Us

    Just Us

    Nick and Bob

    Nick and Bob

  • Busy Day Pre-Easter Activities

    Posted on April 4th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We began the day in the garden and then headed to the Himalayan Grill Sunset Beach for brunch with family and friends. We had the Adams, Duda’s Mitch, Luisa, and Lihana plus Greg!  Quite a time!  Join the fun!

    Powering up for egg coloring

    Powering up for egg coloring

    After lunch we headed to our home to join up with Becca, Zack, and Lilly to do eggs! We missed Connor but he had some other work he had to get done.  Join the fun!

    Eggs everywhere

    Eggs everywhere

    When everyone headed for home, we cleaned up and then headed to Garden Grove Elks to dance for a few hours returning home about 11:00!

  • Golf And Dancing!

    Posted on April 3rd, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast with Del and Vicky plus James at Old Ranch!  It was a super day on the course with the weather being just right!

    Angie and Bunny have a new friend...

    Angie and Bunny have a new friend…

    We did some happy hour before going home and heading to Garden Grove Elks for dinner and dancing!

    The roses by the ledge were beautiful

    The roses by the ledge were beautiful

    We danced with the gang to a new band called “Daze Of Blues” and they were pretty good!  Leon spoted the name Liles on the wall and it was a lady from 1985-86 who headed the Emblem Club.

    Ms. Liles

    Ms. Liles

    Fun with the gang

    Fun with the gang

    We finally departed and headed home thinking we might get up at 3:30 to watch the moon but alas, our lights went out!  Big day tomorrow!

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