Monday, September 22, 2014

Special Times . . . Sometimes Needed Too

My cousin Cindy is down from San Jose visiting and staying with me and the family.  Last Sunday Cindy, Cassandra and I decided to meet and visit my cousin Elaine in Culver City.  Elaine loves to entertain and of course, prepared us a wonderful brunch at her beautiful home. The food was amazing . . . yum yum. It was so much fun to catch up with my family and laugh.  As cousins growing up together, its always easy to make fun of each other too, all good for sure.  Will definitely be doing this more often, life is allowing me the time now.  My pics start with my beautiful daughter Cassandra . . .

Cindy, Elaine and me :O)

"And now these three remain; faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love" . . . 1 Corinthians 13:13

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Praising Is Always Good

"Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy.  The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song" . . .  Psalm 28:6-7

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunday Ride With Rexy . . . . The Firehouse in Venice, Ca

 We sure had some fun riding down to Venice, California this past weekend to have breakfast at "The Firehouse".  The building was originally a fire station and now converted into a restaurant.  The food was pretty good, large portions serve.  Rexy and I could have split a breakfast between the two of us and the coffee was delicious.  Riding down there in beautiful weather made it so nice for early morning, taking off around 6 am from Mission Viejo, was a little early for me.  But coming back on the 405 Fwy, it got a little warm, we got off the freeway and rode down the coast for a while, such pretty scenery for sure.

We are going to Tucson, Arizona next month in October  for one week, one of the places we'll be visiting is Tombstone, an old ghost town . . . should be fun.  Definitely need to buy a cooling vest, should be a little "hot" on the bike going through the desert.  Blessings!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

It's Always Fun To Receive Presents :O)

My sweet baby-girl returned from Vegas with a little surprise for me  . . . yes, HD bike wear.  I will so use these both.  Thank you Cassandra! xo

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Celebrating In The Sun

Last Sunday was spent at Crystal Cove Beach celebrating Rexy's Birthday  . . .  too much fun and maybe a little too much sun . . . sunburn ouch!  I made barbeque chicken and red potatoe salad, yum yum!  Food seems to taste better when you're out in the open.  The beach was beautiful and the waves were very powerful to say the least.  It was a little dangerous in the water, definitely had to stand with your feet deep in the sand, so you wouldn't tumble over.  Rexy's daughter Jennifer and family joined us along with some friends too.  We all had a good time!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Our Ride To Stearn's Wharf

Last Saturday, we rode to Stearn's Wharf with Rexy's bike club and as always had so much fun.  I really enjoy being on the bike, should I say it's sort of liberating, exciting to say the least.

We left early Saturday morning and I caught the shadow of Rex and I from the morning sunrise . . . too pretty!

I could not get over how aqua the water looked  . . . I so wanted to jump in that water, being so warm with all my gear on.  The views from the wharf were gorgeous, definitely a nice place to visit.  We had lunch at Moby Dick Restaurant on the wharf.  I enjoyed a crab and shrimp melt on sourdough, yum yum.

 I took this pic of Rexy on the wharf in this old jacket he wears, beat up and ripped a little . . . he says it makes him feel proud for riding his motorcycle as long as he has, he's had this jacket forever.  Not a whole lot of protection I might say  . . . LOL! 

These two pics above were on our way home, we stopped in Ventura to visit the coastal views, driving thru Malibu was totally congested with traffic, not fun.  The day almost did not end on a good note, coming through Culver City, Rex's bike stalled on the freeway, the bike over heated, good thing we weren't moving too fast because of traffic, we exited the 405 freeway and we coast across to a parking spot, got off the bike, walked to the nearest gas station and got something to drink.  Once we got back the bike turned on just fine and we took off again.

In this pic, Rex is calling the other riders to let them know we got off the freeway and had to wait  a while to let the bike cool down.

The pic below has nothing to do with the ride to Santa Barbara, but I just had to post it, this is Bev and I trying to figure out my phone to do a selfie . . . I snapped it and Bev didn't know it . . . too funny :O) We were having breakfast with the bike club Sunday morning . . . this is something the club does every Sunday morning in Fullerton.  Always too much fun . . . feeling very blessed, Thank you Lord xo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Coastline Trip . . . Some more pics

All these pics are from our visit to the Redwoods, simply a beautiful place to visit.  

Looking forward to Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf this Saturday . . . I heard the food is fabulous out that way :O)