Saturday, July 30, 2016

California Dreamin'

I am in the home stretch now.  I will be escaping the heat soon.
On the Sun Deck at the Hotel Del Coronado

I was lucky enough to have a Mom and Dad who retired and moved to San Diego.  If you have never been you might want to consider this as a destination.  I am sure that is part of the reason that I love the beach so much.  I was there a lot.

My Aunt moved to San Diego  when my Uncle was in the Navy.  They never left.  This gave us a great place to visit.  Then my Brother moved to San Diego practically the minute he graduated from Iowa State, then Mom and Dad left.  I always hated those phone calls in  January about what the weather was like in Iowa.  The San Diego family loved to snicker that we were shoveling snow and they were watering their flowers.

San Diego has the beach (my personal number 1), the Zoo, Balboa Park, Coronado Bridge, the ferry, Petco Park ( I saw Paul McCartney there the last time he toured to San Diego), Lego Land, Sea World, Old Town.... and on and on and on.
Balboa Park

San Diego Zoo

My kids loved to do all of the amusement parks and I loved to go to the Beach.  My Mom was such a good Ya-Ya.  She would offer to take the boys for a week and do Disney, Zoo, Sea World, Knotts, Six Flags.  So I let her.  I have not stood in the Disney lines for a long time.  I am not a big amusement park fanatic.  I just love the weather and the ocean.  I can read a book a day just sitting on the beach.

Hotel Del Coronado- I call it Dorothy's House to the kids

I know it is NOT winter here in Arizona- but this is the time we are California Dreamin',  not in the winter so here goes......
California Dreamin' by the Mama's and the Papa's......................

"All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day.
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.;
California dreamin' on such a winter's day."
Deep in discussion.  These two always have their heads together plotting something.
Hug the kids, make some music, and as I tell the kids , Have a Dance in your pants and a song in your heart"........

Coming Soon:
How Soon 'til Fall
My Catalog obsession
Staging a home, using what you have, 4 days on the market
The Birthday Club

Love, Ya-Ya


  1. Well I wrote a really long comment and I hit the sign out before I hit publish! So must have not been a worthwhile read! Keep up the Blog though and I'll keep learning! From your friend "way down south where bananas grow" Question? Should I put a picture to go with my comments?

    1. I hate when I do that and I do it all the time. I see your pic. I think that is very cool. I need to figure out how to put one of me on my blog. We just had photos done by a friend a couple of days ago, but I had her focus on the kids. I am not sure any that I am in will be for public viewing. You know how I am about pictures. I will try to connect with you this week. I am a hair behind schedule but have been loving having the G kids here. I hope you are staying cool. Love you guys!