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)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Motorcycle Road Trip

     So glad we returned safely from our motorcycle trip to Eureka, California returning home down the coastline.  Absolutely just too much fun and scary at the same time.  Going 70 to 80 miles an hour can be intimidating sometimes I would think.  I literally took a chance at 57 years old and thought I would try it, so glad I did.  Riding with Rex's bike club is all about the miles you put in, so I didn't get to do to much shopping, but definitely a lot of site seeing.  Total mileage for the road trip was 1475 miles and I have a sore booty to prove it.   The Redwoods were beautiful!  We would leave as early as 7:00 AM in the morning, bundling up and taking off in the fog, a little cold at times, but definitely worth it.  Drove over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  Too foggy to even take a pic, too hard to see anything. Definitely was cold, I remember that.  Eating breakfast at Alice's Restaurant in Half Moon Bay was an experience to remember, so pretty up that way.  We ran into some rain coming through Santa Barbara, got a little wet but dried off coming through Ventura, got a little warm to say the least.  Hoping to post some more pics from Rex's camera soon.  Our next road trip will be on the 16th of this month, one day trip to Santa Barbara to visit Stearns Wharf.  Getting excited all over again . . . LOL!

That's me with a scarf over my face to protect it from the wind and sun.  Got a little warm at times but no sunburn and that's a good thing . . . in the Redwoods. Took this pic with my cell phone while riding up hill about 50 to 60 miles an hour, that was a challenge to say the least.

Having breakfast at Denny's with Jon and Joe.


Stopping for lunch, still a little foggy outside.

This was taken over Rex's shoulder, coming out of Half Moon Bay.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Back & Tired

Hey there!  We're are finally back from our road trip down the coast.  We had so much fun along with a  very sore backside from sitting on the motorcycle.  Looking forward to my next road trip to Santa Barbara on the 16th.  This will only be a one day trip, up and back.  Hoping to post some pics of the road trip real soon.  Rex and I spent the afternoon at Bolsa Chica Beach yesterday and had so much fun taking these pics below.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Turning 57 . . . Oh My!

Well it happened  . . . last Saturday was my 57th birthday . . . feeling a little bit "old" maybe . . . LOL! The day started out with my Mom and Dad (in their 70's and 80's) calling me and singing Happy Birthday to me over the phone, so very sweet.  Rex and I went out to lunch and to see the movie, "LUCY".  Good movie, we enjoyed it very much.

I received some beautiful gifts from Rex and my kids.  Brian was able to fly in from Wisconsin, Davey my oldest was not able to make it this time from Colorado (missed you baby).   We spent the evening all going out to dinner for chinese food at "Al Palace" in Costa Mesa and then returning back home for some cake.

Sort of a goofy pic above, I took this pic while Rex and I were riding the motorcycle, coming back from lunch the other day.  We are leaving for a bike trip up to San Francisco this coming week and will be returning with his bike club riding along the coastline, the views are sure to be beautiful.  Four days on the motorcycle, hoping I won't be too sore when I return.  Will be taking lots of pics for my next posting.

2014 has been a wonderful year for my kids and I.  Feeling very blessed . . . Thank you Jesus!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

Couple of weeks ago, Rexy and I attended the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival in Laguna Beach.  Truly some beautiful creations by some very talented individuals.  We both enjoy creating things with our hands so this event is something we didn't want to miss, we were both excited to go to it.  The weather was perfect, as always in Laguna Beach.

While there, Rex suggested to me to pick something to remember our first visit to the Sawdust Festival together.  We found a beautiful piece of ceramic pottery designed and created by Winner.

My pics are from my cell phone, this piece is actually a pale yellow and beige shade.  Much prettier to actually see it.  Beautiful piece for sure.

The pic below has nothing to do with the Sawdust Festival . . . I just like the pic of Rexy helping in the kitchen (actually his kitchen) . . . LOL!

Monday, July 14, 2014

True Joy . . . Only God Can Give

I'm praising God for the joy in my life and also praying for understanding . . enjoy this beautiful gospel song called, "I Believe" by Jimmy Fortune, Dailey and Vincent, definitely a treat to listen to it.  Blessings!