Our lives now include living at one of the nicest senior communities in the USA. Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, CA. We will still travel in the RV but not full time.

Archive for January, 2014

Stronger Legs Get Us to the Real Beach at Pacific Ocean

Yeah! Today we made it all the way to the Beach! Not the beach on the Mission Bay but on the Pacific Ocean.   We even met a fantastic guy that is an entertainer.  He is a hypnotist that does shows all over the world and will be at the (Lawrence) Welk Center February 5.  We visited for a long time with legs dangling over the beach from the board walk (if it was board and not cement). People were stopping to comment on Georgie in her purse.  And people, oh my, it’s Saturday and sunny and high 70’s.  On a week day the crowd would be 2/3s less.

We are booking Dominick’s show on our last night here.  He went to school at U of A in Tucson-me too.  He worked in special education-me too.  Very charismatic.  We had lots of things in common.  The thing I love most about travel is meeting strangers and feeling good exchanging stories.

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San Diego Inspires Us to get Out and be Active

The bikes and the trails are becoming a real part of our daily life here at Mission Bay.  I often take Georgie for a walk, first, so she can run in the grass.  Then we three hop on bikes and Georgie barks at all the dogs in town.  But Russ and I are starting to ride up hills.  Every day we get stronger.  It makes us feel good, but sometimes we drag into the RV and have to watch a playback TV show before we can get out again.

Today we also stopped in a nearby RV park which has pools and exercise equipment.  It will be great for next January in 2015!

I loved Balboa Park and look forward to going back to some of the gorgeous museums.  Also music was happening all over the place and an outdoor organ concert was spectacular.

Am glad we followed up and came down to San Diego.  It is delightful.

One part of Old Town had display after display of succulents and cactus, got all kinds of ideas.

One part of Old Town had display after display of succulents and cactus, got all kinds of ideas.

Beautiful baby and grandmother enjoying Georgie.

Beautiful baby and grandmother enjoying Georgie.

Loved this shop keeper.

Loved this shop keeper.

This organ and its artist were great entertainment

This organ and its artist were great entertainment

Gotta go inside here soon.

Gotta go inside here soon.

Felt like we were in Europe

Felt like we were in Europe

These day of the dead statues were incredible.  This is for my friend Nancy

These day of the dead statues were incredible. This is for my friend Nancy

Great entertainment in our neighborhood.

Great entertainment in our neighborhood.

Couple of foggy days

Couple of foggy days

Would love to go to the theatre here.

Would love to go to the theatre here.

January means Traveling South to San Diego

Our new neighbors in Walnut Creek asked us as we took our last load to the motor home if we just bought our condo for a weekend retreat.  We had reservations for San Diego before we bought, so decided to go ahead and come down here to Mission Bay RV.  OMG!  It is a wonderful place to camp and take walks and bike rides.  We are so close to Balboa Park and it’s wonderful museums, Old Town and everything we could want.  Drove back up Highway 1 to La Jolla and just enjoyed the views and the incredibly beautiful homes.

Today we decided to tackle a bike ride up some hills where Starbucks is-just under 2 miles.  We have sat here for two hours and I have enjoyed perfect weather, latte and then lunch.  Russ has read his book and nice young people are sitting nearby with one year and 5 month olds, entertaining us.  Does it sound like a perfect retired day?

Before we left northern CA I had my hair recut and colored the reddest color ever.  When I stopped by to see a long time friend, she said it was the preferred color of middle European women.  Does that make me more interesting?

On the way down we had a lovely stop at Russ’s sister’s RV spot in her back yard with plug ins and everything.  Since it is so close to Carmel we will probably spend many weekends there!  They live on a Strawberry farm in Watsonville close to Salinas.  Just beautiful.

My nice sister in law

My nice sister in law

Just done by Kay's hairdresser Martiza

Just done by Kay’s hairdresser Martiza

Freaked me out-color that dyed my hair

Freaked me out-color that dyed my hair

Georgie still loves bike rides and walks-I let her chase the ducks and stuff along the water.

Georgie still loves bike rides and walks-I let her chase the ducks and stuff along the water.

Stayed above the ocean at Ventura RV place that had heated pool

Stayed above the ocean at Ventura RV place that had heated pool

Happy New Year and No More Videos for Awhile

HEY EVERYONE, HAPPY NEW YEAR

My sweetie pie who is so good to me and my family.

My sweetie pie who is so good to me and my family.

Well I really wanted to add short video and I do have some precious ones from Christmas in Idaho.  But I simply could not make them work. So for you who tried to see my last two posts, you could not.

I don’t know about you, but last  night a good movie was all we could take in.  And we drove into Walnut Creek for “Walter Mitty” which was absolutely delightful.  Many layers and some of the scenery in Iceland and Greenland was fantastic.

Russ was asleep by 11 and I made it to midnight with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffen.  Today my sister had us out for the Rose Bowl and she served venison stew and pheasant.  Now when it comes to wild meat I allow for it.  To get two incredible versions was sublime.  So much for my vegetarian  diet.  And you should have seen me in Idaho.  I was surrounded by meat eaters and by lots of good food.  So how many pounds did you all gain????

I am thinking thankful thoughts today.  I have so much and so many to be thankful for.  All my family make me so proud.   I see many of you on Facebook with your beautiful children and grandchildren.  I know you are loving it and proud too.

Russ and I are going ahead with our plans to spend January in San Diego at Mission Bay.  We still love being out there in the RV.  We almost have the new condo here in Walnut Creek, put together.  Boy is it eclectic!!  But it is a great place to live and it will be fun to have a place to come back to. We are thankful we can live in our home area and yet travel too.

I guess you can think of this as my Christmas New Year Letter sending you love light and blessings.

It took 5 days for Bronson to get on the horse himself.  He threw fits when his dad tried.

It took 5 days for Bronson to get on the horse himself. He threw fits when his dad tried.

Regean entertains us all.

Regean entertains us all.

My nephew Zak loving his girl Regean.

My nephew Zak loving his girl Regean.

Steph and Westyn surrounded by Karoles richly decorated home.

Steph and Westyn surrounded by Karoles richly decorated home.

Kristi and Charlotte enjoying the kids table which was mine and Scotts.

Kristi and Charlotte enjoying the kids table which was mine and Scotts.

My dad can't keep up with it all but he knows that he is the start of all this.

My dad can’t keep up with it all but he knows that he is the start of all this.

Dad and Scott

Dad and Scott

Scott and Kristi--we were the 60's kids.

Scott and Kristi–we were the 60’s kids.

We party and cook around Karole's island.  She is something.

We party and cook around Karole’s island. She is something.

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Bart to San Francisco Airport-Georgie and me.

Bart to San Francisco Airport-Georgie and me.

The beginning of our new home.

The beginning of our new home.

Best friends, Jenean and I.

Best friends, Jenean and I.

My sister has the cleverest country and western ways of decorating her home.

My sister has the cleverest country and western ways of decorating her home.

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