Sunday, August 8, 2010

I love California Part 2

Back to my wonderful trip to Cali. When we went to the mountains we had a wonderful dinner. Here Karen is intent on Marty's recipe for something Mexican.....they are both big into cooking.


We were at Mount Baldy. It was such a wonderful evening.....so cool compared to the heat in AZ.

I had to give Smokey a hug!!


Karen took us to her old neighborhood where they have wild peacocks roaming the subdivision. It was so funny but beautiful....




The next day we went to the Ocean....Dana point. Plenty of seagulls....















Marty said I had to share the story of the shark....when our son saw his first Jaws movie...he was about 10...after that every body of water, river, lake...didn't matter...he would ask....Dad, is that salty water? We then bought him a toy shark (which I still have by the way, and it will show up at his wedding!) and he loved that shark. I found another one at the Dollar tree and took it to the ocean with me....
Yes son, this is salty water....oh LOOK.....a shark!







I asked the question....Lord, why am I in Arizona? I want, I need to be near the water. Oh well, now I know I can get there fairly quickly....trust me, I will be back , Arnold...and Karen!

16 comments:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You were only about 30 to 40 minutes away from me. Next time, let me know and I'll try to get down there to say "Hi".
Blessings,
Marcia

Stacey said...

It looks like you girls have had so much fun! Ceekay, you have the most beautiful eyes...and a great sense of humor!

Jeanette said...

What great images! Love the shark story. We had peacocks for years and they make the oddest calling noise at night but are beautiful!
Glad you had a great time.

Sarah said...

What a delightful trip. I started with part II and scrolled on down to the beginning. Glad you had this terrific experience with Marty and Karen. Love the beach photos. :-)
~ Sarah

Cyn said...

Pics look great!!! I understand the WHY and I in Arizona question. I was born here and my whole family is here..yet my heart yearns for another place with water and trees!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Ceekay,
Your shark story is too cute! I know what you mean about the water. I absolutely love the pacific and miss it very much. I always feels like I am home when I am near it.
Valerie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Cute pics Ceekay!
I have so enjoyed seeing all the fun you gals have had! Even if I wasn't there. boohoo.
I know what you mean about the water. I will always say that to my son, "where's the water Josh"
"Mom, were in the desert!"
Oh Yah. I'm a little slow sometimes. hehe.
Loved all the pics.
Cindy

Ashley ~ said...

OK, now I know where "Richie-Boy" got his interest in Sharks. Too cute*! ((SMILE))

((Hugs))

-Ashley

Mary Ellen said...

Ceekay so happy that you and Marty were able to have such a fantastic time with Karen!! Isn't it just amazing and so much a blessing how this blogging thing has brought so many of us together!! I love it!!

bee blessed
mary

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Ceekay, this brings back such wonderful memories. I had such a good time. Love your Ceekay in the sand, and I absolutely love your wonderfu smile and laugh when the wave hit you. Just way too cute. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, what fun you must have had! Love seeing your pictures! You, Karen and Marty look so cute playing in the water. I love your sig in the sand!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cherrie said...

The shark...now that's funny!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh I LOVED You Girls adventures in CA!!! That was REALLY fun to follow...
Ceekay you are "ALWAYS in my Prayers" and OH was I delighted to see you having so much FUN!!!
Love&Hugs from the East Coast,
Donna

Karen said...

Oh CEEKAY!
CRIMINEY what a horrible picture of me! YIKES!
I still can't believe we found the peacocks but no deer! Watch, when I drive over there tomorrow they'll be just standing there like they never moved.
Loved this trip. We just had way too much fun.
YAY! Miss you! Hope you are feeling a little bit peppier!

{{hugs!}}
Me.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ceekay, that is such a cute picture of you with Smokey! I'm going to go back and read your other California posts that I've missed. It sure sounds like y'all had a blast! I'm so glad. laurie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning CeeKay Sweetie...
What a beautiful share of all of you. I love them all.

You had a good time. Your smiles are priceless. I love the one of you with the waves splashing, the look on your face is so beautiful. I also enjoy the one where you have written in the sand. It is SO beautiful.

Aren't the peacocks gorgeous? Were there any lose feathers lying around? That would have been nice to have for a souvenoir.

Isn't Smokey the Bear the sweetest darn thing? We don't see much of him anymore.

I am so tickled that you girls had this time together. It looks wonderful sweet friend and thank you for taking me along to the ocean this morning. It feels so great to be out again.

Have a gorgeous day. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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