Aaaaaaah, springtime in L A (in July)

I just returned from probably my last trip to visit my parents in Los Angeles, since they’re planning to move this fall.  God gave us absolutely delightful weather – temps in the 80s, cool evenings, brilliant blue skies and, best of all, no mosquitoes.  Aaaaaahhhhh. We always manage to find neat things to do while I’m there, and this visit was no exception.  Our…

I’ll have some more Blessing, please

Curtis and I stepped a few decades back in time today when we stopped by the Hotel Blessing in Blessing, TX.  I love old places, especially old places that aren’t fancy but down-home.  This place fit the bill perfectly! We had fun ambling down the hall from the main entrance to the Coffee Shop (our main reason for dropping by).  The overnight accomodations seem to be…

I had a berry nice day at Froberg Farm

My friend Jessie and I had a berry nice day at Froberg Farm today. Practically everyone has been talking about going out to pick strawberries at Froberg’s, and I was a little worried they’d already be picked clean.  Not hardly! Acres upon acres of strawberry plants are waiting for YOU to stop by.  Even though buckets upon buckets have already been picked, the next…

I’m with Jane

This picture really does tell the whole story! But why stop there?  I know you want to see all the details of Jane’s Putt-Putt Party. She’s been hinting and asking and begging for someone to PLEASE go and play putt-putt golf with her since they moved to LA a few years ago.  Finally she just had to plan her very own birthday party there. …

LA Art Scene

I’m in LA visiting my parents, and already I’ve been treated to great art in two unexpected places.  First we stopped by The Great Wall of Los Angeles, a half-mile long mural painted along inside the Tujunga Flood Control Channel (a.k.a. manmade concrete river).  It was uncharacteristically blustery that day, so we only spent a few minutes peeking through the fence at a tiny portion of it. …