Posted on January 27th, 2015 No comments
We did chores around the house until it was time to visit Ernie and see how she was doing. She looked excellent!
We then headed for another doctor! This time it was a back checkup! We stopped by Old Ranch and then decided to have Jan and Brian meet us there to save some time! We did some Happy Hour with Rocky and Bullwinkle before heading to Patty’s Place for a steak dinner.
Did we say steak? Brian and Paul finished off their 28 oz steaks and obviously passed on dessert! We were stuffed! We were saying goodbye to Jan and Brian for they are heading east for a while! They better be back soon as we miss their company!
Posted on January 26th, 2015 No comments
It was time for Paul’s annual physical so we relaxed and did the treadmill before leaving to see the doctor. The report: all is well for an old man! In fact, all was fantastic for an old man… Need to lose ten pounds but that was all!
We headed home and Sue fixed us up with Greek food from Irene’s… Dining was fantastic! We then headed to the market because we wanted it to begin raining… It did!
After putting away the groceries, we went down to Malarkey’s to connect up with Greg and Irene… Irene dropped out this evening so it was the three of us!
After getting home we watched a Hallmark movie and one of our series before crashing.
We got a text from our daughter and son-in-law who live in New Hampshire… They got some serious snow!
We asked if they would send us some water but alas, the transportation costs were over-the-top!
Posted on January 25th, 2015 No comments
We worked around the house for a while until we departed for the Cerritos Performing Arts Center to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. What is it you ask? We did not have a clue! We asked Brian and Jan to go with us so they could translate! Great fun! Join us!
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB) is a musical ensemble featuring ukuleles in different registers. They play and sing music from a variety of different genres, all on the ukulele.
We went across the way to the Arte Cafe and had a wonderful dinner spending more time to enjoy each others company!
Posted on January 23rd, 2015 No comments
We played eighteen with Charlotte and James… It was a great day to be outdoors!
We headed to the Santa Ana Elks to celebrate Ed’s 71st birthday! The gang was all hear and the fun lasted well into the evening. Please join us!
Posted on January 22nd, 2015 No comments
We met up with Brian and Jan at the Sherman Gardens in Corona Del Mar. Sherman Library & Gardens is a 2.2 acre Corona del Mar horticultural retreat. The Gardens provide a museum of living plants, displayed amidst a setting of immaculate gardens, patios and conservatories linked together by wide brick walkways, beds blooming with seasonal flowers and bubbling tile fountains. We had lunch at Cafe Jardin before walking the gardens. Join the fun!
We then headed to Newport Center and tipped a drink at the Irish Pub (Muldoon’s) before walking next door to see “The American Sniper”… What a powerful movie!
Jan and Brian departed to see their tax person and we stopped at Cucina’s Restaurant for a quick drink before going to the Phoenix Club. We sat at the bar and looked at their menu and what popped out? Stuffed Fried Squash Blossoms
Herb ricotta + purple basil pesto + cured lemon aioli! Must have… now! We did and it was fantastic. We found several other great dishes with vegetarian emphasis! We will be going back!
Off to the Phoenix Club for an evening of dancing with friends!
Posted on January 21st, 2015 No comments
We played with James today. The weather was perfect! We did some happy hou before heading for home and the play!
We went to Southcoast Repertory to see”The Whipping Man”.
The Civil War has ended, leaving destruction in its wake. As a raging storm illuminates what’s left of a once majestic plantation home, three Jewish men prepare for Passover—the owner’s son and his family’s former slaves. Only one of them, Simon, remains strong in his faith, but it is threatened by truths about what happened in this house—and in their lives—during its antebellum days. Stage and television star Charlie Robinson plays Simon in this compelling drama that ran away with New York’s Obie, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards.
After returning home, we watched a little TV before crashing!
Posted on January 20th, 2015 No comments
We played fourteen holes with James. James had an Eagle on #4 from 150 yards out (i.e. he scored two on a four par hole making the second shot into the hole from 150 yards!) We were enjoying the game but it got cold! It was 61 degrees when we quite mostly because the wind was coming up and it was getting dark and the fog was heading in!
We stayed for an extended happy hour and enjoyed the soup, chili, and salad. The SOTU came on and we had to leave our table because of a liberal puke that had the volume up. Seeing obama is bad enough but to have to listen to the lying and deceit just spoils dinner. JR and Karen and us moved into the bar.
We came home and watched a movie and some of our favorite series before crashing.
Posted on January 19th, 2015 No comments
Paul did the treadmill early and then we got cleaned up and headed to Irene’s home for a great Greek lunch! Irene invited the Kuhn’s, Robert’s and Liles’ over for lunch as a “thank you” for the tent-raising we did a few months back! We ate and sipped wine for almost three hours! Great times! Join the fun!
We then headed to Malarkey’s around 5:00 to meet up with Greg, Irene and the Sebern’s for our “happy hour”. More fun times with friends! A fantastic sunset was this day’s finale!
Back to home and Sue did her treadmill while we both watched the Hallmark Channel.
Posted on January 18th, 2015 No comments
When we woke up, the sky was ablaze.
We began the day at the theater to see the Frankie Avalon at Cerritos Performing Arts Center! We then headed to the Santa Ana Elks for the monthly Jam Session!
Posted on January 17th, 2015 No comments
Our dear friends and next-door neighbors are becoming as busy as us so we do not see them like we used to so….. We called them for a luncheon engagement at PAtty’s Place in Seal Beach! Just like the old days, we spend two hours caring and sharing and catching up!
We then headed tothe Phoenix Club for an evening with the Starlighters! Join the fun!
Posted on January 16th, 2015 No comments
We did some chores in the morning and then headed to the Petroleum to dance with the Toppers. Join the fun!
Posted on January 15th, 2015 No comments
We played eighteen holes today. It was simply delightful!
Posted on January 14th, 2015 No comments
We played golf with James today and had a load of fun!
We headed home and watched two excellent Hallmark movies.
Posted on January 13th, 2015 No comments
Time to get together. Michele and Tony joined us to celebrate their daughter’s special birthday. We met at the Panda Inn and spent a couple of hours laughing and giggling! Great fun with great folks! Join the fun….
Posted on January 12th, 2015 No comments
Dang yearly physicals! Paul had to visit the vampire at the doctors office! We then ate breakfast at home before completing the engagement invitations (we needed stickers). We then headed to the market and finally to the ultimate destination… Malarkey’s.
At Malarkey’s we saw the sunset, opened our “scratch-off” Malarkey’s Christmas Card and won a free pizza… It was excellent! Greg called us to check in since he was in Laughlin, Nevada. Irene joined us making it a great evening,
We went home and watched two Hallmark movies!
Posted on January 11th, 2015 No comments
We saw a terrific show at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center today along with the Branders, Roberts, Zaitz and Irene.
Tribute to the Hollywood Icons brings together talented performers honoring the biggest entertainment legends of all time. Get ready to be entertained by impersonators paying tribute to Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, the Andrews Sisters, and Sonny & Cher. The Hollywood Icons Orchestra is featured in the show.
Bill Johnson as Bob Hope <—VERY GOOD
Jim Malmberg as Johnny Carson <— EXCELLENT
Andy DiMino as Dean Martin <— EXCELLENT
Raymond Michael as Elvis Presley <—OK
Susan Griffiths as Marilyn Monroe <—VERY GOOD
Sebastian Anzaldo as Frank Sinatra <— VERY GOOD
Tom Mullica as Red Skelton <—OK
The Lindy Sisters as The Andrews Sisters <—EXCELLENT
Gary Olinger and Heidi Thompson as Sonny & Cher <—VERY GOOD
We then headed to Old Ranch to go dinner dancing and enjoyed the evening with friends.
Posted on January 10th, 2015 No comments
We did chores and treadmill in the morning and then went to Cerritos Performing Center to see the play Camelot. It was a great performance and we really enjoyed it. We went back home for a few minutes before heading to the Garden Grove Elks.
Colleen called with this weather report!
We danced with the Brander’s until Garden Grove closed around 10:30 to the sound of Justuss. Brad and Susie-Q had us moving the entire evening.
It was raining when we departed for home but all is well, we were on auto-pilot! The new van looks like the cockpit of a 747.
Posted on January 9th, 2015 No comments
We played eighteen with James and Charlotte. Paul got hot on the back nine and shot five parts and a birdie! Do NOT ask about the other holes!
We ran home… Got prettied up and headed to Altadena Country Club for a formal dinner dance… The yearly Black and White Formal. Join the fun!
Posted on January 8th, 2015 No comments
We did not play golf today! We went to the LA Farmer’s Market for lunch and then to the LA Zoo to see the new baby hippo! Join the fun!
Posted on January 7th, 2015 No comments
We played a second day in a row and made it to eighteen! It was a beautiful day and a “wow” sunset!
We went home and quickly freshened up before heading for a “We are bringing to party to your house” surprise for Jan and Jim Mongell!
Posted on January 6th, 2015 No comments
First time Paul played golf in almost two months! It was OK although the hand began to swell after fourteen holes! We played with James and the Walker-Bunnaford threesome was behind us. We did a great happy hour! BTW, it was 82 degrees when we played!
Posted on January 5th, 2015 No comments
We spent the morning with the plumber! Our tankless water heater decided to act up after ten years. We had it serviced, de-scaled, etc. and it is back to perfection! Yeah!
We went to Disneyland to renew our annual passes.
After leaving Disneyland we had just enough time to get to Malarkey’s for our Monday afternoon cocktails and visit with friends.
We headed for home to do the treadmill and a movie.
Posted on January 4th, 2015 No comments
We stayed around the house most of the day and then after Irene and Greg joined us we headed to the Finch’s mountain top retreat to party with the gang! Please join us!
Posted on January 2nd, 2015 No comments
We had the Thedens and Finch’s join us along with Irene for a day at the Rose Parade Floats! We walked for two hours up and down Sierra Madre seeing the floats up close and personal. Join the fun!
After the walk we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Cafe Santorini in Old Town Pasadena. Join the fun!
We got home about 4:30 and of course we could not stand still so wen went dancing at the Garden Grove Elks!
Posted on January 1st, 2015 No comments
It’s New Years 2015 and we were all celebrating at the Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel! Join the fun!
We had breakfast at the hotel with the gang after a wild night of cavorting… OK, not so wild! Join the fun.
We headed for home for a few minutes and then met up with family at Old Ranch for lunch and visiting. We were with the Lind’s. Star of the show you ask? Lilly!
Posted on December 31st, 2014 No comments
We stayed around the house until it was time to celebrate the new year. We, along with 28 of our friends coagulated at the Long Beach Marriott Hotel for dinner dancing with Tracy Wells. Join the fun!
Posted on December 30th, 2014 No comments
It was cold outside but we decided to play nine holes with James. By the time we got to the turn we were all cold! Paul walked and James and Sue played. We headed to the clubhouse.
We did Happy Hour with the Cathey’s, Walker’s, Angie and Bunnaford. Greg joined us and we had a great time!
Posted on December 29th, 2014 No comments
We did chores around the house and then to the doctor to get the cast removed. All the joints were sore from not being moved and the thumb is still swollen up but it will get better!
We then dropped by the Long Beach Marriott Hotel and finalized the arrangemet for New Years Eve. Our 32 people will all be sitting right next to each other! Yeah!
Then off to Malarkey’s for our Monday night Happy Hour with Greg. We missed Irene but she will be home soon!
We headed for home at watch the last of our Christmas movies before crashing!
Posted on December 28th, 2014 No comments
We celebrated Hans’ birthday at Newport Harbor! Hans brought the cake and we brought the booze… A gallon of 190 proof Everclear!
After Newport we decided to drop by Old Ranch and do some happy hour before going home.
Posted on December 26th, 2014 No comments
We did a 950 mile round trip to Saratoga and then to Stockton to visit the Porter’s and Hale’s. Join the fun!
Posted on December 25th, 2014 No comments
Our celebration of Christmas Dinner at a Chinese restaurant is because we enjoy sharing special times with friends. The Panda Inn was very accommodating of our requests and did an outstanding job! Join the fun!
After dinner we headed to Luisa’s home to visit the “extended family”. Join the fun
Posted on December 24th, 2014 No comments
We went with Brian and Jan and, of course, the Duda’s for our traditional visit. Join the fun! The entire day was amazing. We had a great day, rode in the Disneyland Railroad Private Car, had a great dinner, Greg joined us for dinner and then watched the fireworks. Life is indeed good!
Posted on December 23rd, 2014 No comments
Today we decided to take it easy as the next few days are busy…. Did we say busy? See the day!
In the morning we did chores… Sue did our dance club mailings and Paul did the last of the website plus minor chores. We called our son Joe to come over and we gave his family our collection of LGB G-Scale trains as the grandkids, Charlie and Alex, would love them!
Sue did the treadmill in the afternoon and we watched White Christmas in HD… Wow… Great movie!
We then joined Amy and Joe and kids who invited us to go to the Panda Inn to celebrate Paul’s birthday! Two hours of laughing and giggling!
We went to Whitter and met up with Luisa and Mitch and had a great visit with them! We see them on Christmas Day but that is usually a visit in full-panic-mode… Twenty people coming and going! Paul goes for the dessert!
We came home to a Christmas movie before crashing as Christmas Eve is a busy day!
Posted on December 22nd, 2014 No comments
We, along with the Finch’s, headed to Temecula to do some wine tasting and then to Riverside to see the Mission Inn. Join the fun!
We caught up with daughter Robin and family at the Mission Inn. Great fun!
Posted on December 21st, 2014 No comments
Today was the BAttle Sail in San Pedro Harbor with the Finch’s, Thedens, Schneider’s, and McGinty’s. Join the fun!
Posted on December 20th, 2014 No comments
We are off to Long Beach to have lunch with friends at the Rock Bottom Brewery before walking down the street to the Terrace Theater to see the Nutcracker. Join the fun!
After the Nutcracker we stopped by Old Ranch and had a drink with Charlotte and the Burns, Bunny and Tom. We cut out as we had to go dancing at the Santa Ana Elks! Join the fun!
Posted on December 19th, 2014 No comments
We (James and Sue) played golf and after the 4th hole Paul walked. Prior to that Paul was supervising some serious tree trimming around the house. We did Happy Hour with the Walkers and Bunnaford. Join the fun!
We then headed to the Garden Grove Elks to dance! Join the fun!
Posted on December 18th, 2014 No comments
We went to Joyce Burks retirement party at the Claim Jumper in Seal Beach. We went home and hit the treadmill before going to Khoury’s to dance.
Posted on December 17th, 2014 No comments
As tradition dictates, we headed for the Knott’s Art & Crafts Fair to see what the latest craze is. Join the fun!
After Knott’s we went to Old Ranch to meet up with the Graham’s and Walkers and we laughed and giggled for quite a while. Karen made Paul two tuxedo vests (from scratch) and they are perfect for Christmas!
Posted on December 16th, 2014 No comments
Can you believe I got this ugly in 70 years? Spooky! We are going out with a few friends for the birthday dinner at Preveza and then go on the annual Naples Walk to see the lights.
After dinner we headed for Naples to walk the canal and see the lights. Join the fun!
Posted on December 15th, 2014 No comments
Today was doctors day… We went to see about a new cast and get a prediction on the busted thumb recovery time. It worked out fine! The thumb cast comes off on the 29th so Paul will be beautiful for New Years! Beautiful??? Will have to revisit that!
After the doc, we headed to the Airport Marriott to finalize seating for the New Years Eve dance. We had names and all went well. We will have 30+ people joining us at the dance.
We then went to “The El Dorado” for a drink to see the remodel. Wow what a menu! We headed home to freshened up and then to Malarkey’s for our Monday evening drink!
We headed home and watched Christmas movies.
Posted on December 14th, 2014 No comments
We went to Seasons 52 before the play. The four of us had a great time! Join the fun!
Re-discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Originally conceived by the three time Tony Award-winning director, Jack O’Brien, the whimsical world of Whoville is beautifully realized by an A-list creative team in this delightful musical production.
Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos.
We then went to Old Ranch for our monthly dinner dance. A great evening with friends
Then a surprise… Paul got an “early birthday cake”! Although Sue, who always takes care of Paul, has great plans for Tuesday we ended this evening with a cupcake cake! Great idea!
We had twenty this evening and Steve had Christmas music going all evening.
Golf presents! Paul found out that with his game, he should always carry 1) a compass, 2) a weed-whacker, 3) snorkel equipment, and 4) a first aid kit!
Posted on December 13th, 2014 No comments
We had a great time with 90 of our family and friends in attendance. The site is still Under Construction and will be for a few more days. Lilly stole the show! Zack is very attentive and Lilly seems to like the guys a lot! Join the fun!
Lilly goes into Mrs. Santa’s lap just twenty-four years after Zachary was held by the same Mrs Claus.
If memory serves us right, Zack was zonked but Lilly on the otherhand was enjoying all the attention!
We took the bus back home and then stayed at Old Ranch for a drink before heading to Garden Grove Elks to go dancing with Irene and the Branders.
Posted on December 12th, 2014 No comments
We ate at Panda Inn in order to verify our reservation for Christmas. We then headed to Toppers for the Mistletoe Ball. Loads of fun! Join us!
Posted on December 12th, 2014 No comments
We did “Christmas Chores” today. We stopped by the El Dorado Golf Course and dropped off a card to Tim. Then we headed to Bevmo to select a special wine for Valerie at Catal. We then stopped at Preveza for a Saganaki and to buy some Greek wine for Irene’s party in January.
We returned home and Sue did her treadmill for 90 minutes. Off to Khoury’s for dancing. It is going to be a stormy night so many of the regulars stayed home.
While at Khoury’s we got a super picture of Nick decorating the Duda Tree!
We came home at watched a Christmas movie before crashing.
Posted on December 10th, 2014 No comments
James and Sue played golf. Wayne (Bullwinkle) joined us on the front nine. Paul walked the front nine and part of the back nine. It got cold so we skipped 15-17 and came in on 18.
Posted on December 9th, 2014 No comments
Paul busted hand won’t allow golf for another month but we played with James and Wayne anyway. Paul walked the front nine getting in three miles of walking. Join the fun!
We did some happy hour before heading for home.
Posted on December 8th, 2014 No comments
We headed for the Huntington with Brian and Jan Finch and CArri and Greg. We had an afternoon of fun and capped if off with a visit to Mararkey’s. Join the fun!
Posted on December 7th, 2014 No comments
We did the Old Ranch Santa Brunch with The Vallari’s and Joe & Amy’s kids (Joe and Amy did a quick trip to see the Ducks game). Great time was had by all! Join the fun!
Posted on December 6th, 2014 No comments
We began the day with lunch with family and friends at Seasons 52 prior to going to see “A Christmas Carol” at South Coast Reperatory Theater. Join the fun!
After the play we raced home to change and drive to LAX to join the Nightlighters in the themed dance “Dacing Home For The Holidays” Join the fun.
We got home a little after midnight.
Posted on December 5th, 2014 No comments
We headed to Disneyland to celebrate Robin’s birthday… It’s tradition. Join the fun!
These ladies were kind enough to take our annual Christmas picture under the Disneyland tree. Thank you very much!
Posted on December 3rd, 2014 No comments
We decided to so see “Interstellar” in the late morning. Pretty much a disappointment. The movie dragged on and ended in an unbelievable set of events. Summary: With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
The stop at Kabuki made the movie tolerable.
After the movie we decided to stop by Old Ranch for a drink before going home to get ready for the In-And-Out Board.
We went home and “rested” a few minutes before heading to the yearly In-And-Out Board meeting. It was held at the home of the Zaitz and it was great fun! We missed the Roberts who are sailing the bounding main on a Mexican cruise.
We came home and watched NCIS New Orleans before crashing!
Posted on December 2nd, 2014 No comments
It was a wet day so we stayed home until “Cabin Fever” grabbed us. We went to Old Ranch to join the Taco Tuesday replacement activity… Chili night. We joined James and Linda for a great Happy Hour. The club was nicely decorated.
We went home and saw several Christmas Movies.
Posted on December 1st, 2014 No comments
We went to Trani’s for lunch before going to the doctor. Excellent vittles! The hand doctor was right down the street. When we arrived he took the new kind of x-ray (we think it is new fluoroscope) because the images are digital and instant! His findings were the ones have NOT moved with respect to each other so NO SURGERY! Paul gets a new cast in two weeks (a red one this time) and then three additional weeks and voila, all cured!
We then headed to the Apple store and AT&T to get some adjustment to the new iPhones.
Then to Malarkey’s for an Irene and Greg Happy Hour!
Posted on November 30th, 2014 No comments
Brian enjoys the Newport Harbor Elks as it reminds him of the pubs back “home”. We met up with the Finchs and Thedens about 1:00 and danced until 5:00, It was a rainy day in California.
We wanted to check out reservations for the 16th so we stopped by Preveza and had some saganaki and a glass of wine.
We did the treadmill and watched new Christmas movies.
Posted on November 29th, 2014 No comments
We relaxed all day and ended up at the Garden Grove Elks for dancing with the gang. Brian showed up but notice no wine!
Posted on November 28th, 2014 No comments
We went to our annual Feuerzangenbowle st the home of the Thedens. We had a wonderful time with friends and sharing the joy of the season.
We departed with everybody else but made a short stop at the Garden Grove Elks lodge to do some dancing with the Branders and Kuhns.
Posted on November 27th, 2014 No comments
We celebrated with family and friends at Old Ranch Country Club. Join our celebration
After dinner we visited Amy and Joe and family where Paul dove into a chocolate pie head first. We then went to Luisa’s for a visit and more dessert with Luisa, Mitch and the boys. Becca and Lilly made it a great end to this year’s Thanksgiving.
Posted on November 26th, 2014 No comments
We went to Downtown Disney and Disneyland today to make final arrangements for Christmas. As usual, we started and ended up at Catal to have a drink and visit the staff.
Posted on November 25th, 2014 No comments
We took care of the Topper’s Dance Club invitations (about thee hours) and got them mailed. We missed seeing Greg at Monday Night’s Malarkey’s rendezvous so we asked Greg to join us at Old Ranch where we did an informal Happy Hour. We then headed for home and did the treadmill.