Sunday, July 31, 2011
Inn so Joe can take some pictures. Found out that one of the main
players in building/designing the Mission Inn (architect Frank
Miller), originally came from Tomah, Wisconsin. This is very close to
where Anne grew up. Quite interesting. You can learn about some of the
early milestones in the exhibit behind me.
movie in a theater once a year, or maybe every two years...we went to
see Cowboys and Aliens on opening day. It was entertaining. Anne
didn't get the shot of me until the lights went up and and film went
off...she said she will do better next time.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
to visit the Belgium Waffle Works one last time. This is the view from
our table. Very nice day up here today - around 77 degrees. Behind me,
if you zoom in, you can see duckies in the water. I like duckies!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
is such a busy place!
On the way into the airport, we were picked out of the incoming
traffic for a random inspection of our vehicle. The officiers used
mirrors to check out the bottom of our H2 and looked through the bags
in the back. I think they noticed out Minnesota plates an made sure to
tell us 'Welcome to California' - I wonder if they will get searched
again going through security in the airport?
Off to Riverside. Hope the traffic isn't too bad!
to LAX to drop mom, dad, and Boppers off for their trip back to
Wisconsin. We are on CA-14 driving through Mojave/Palmdale area to get
there and we happened upon Red Rock State Park. All of a sudden, there
were slanted cool rocks of many colors everywhere! Snapped a picture
out the window. All the years we've been in SoCal and we have never
come down this road in the daytime.
The end of our big, awesome road trip is coming soon...we had a great time!
Monday, July 25, 2011
lodge at Mammoth Mountain. It is only a few feet wide, but very deep.
There is snow at the bottom...I'll bet the sun hardly ever finds it's
way to the bottom of the crack! It is amazing how the earth can have
such strong forces. It can rip a hole in the earth, or cause
mountains to rise from the floor of an ocean, or a glacier can carry
mountains away. Very crazy!
Mom, Dad, and Boppers. You can see mountains that are off to the west.
To the left of my ears you can find Mt. Ritter, Mt. Davis, and the
Minerets. To the immediate right of my ears is Donohue Peak. When Joe
and Anne hiked from Yosemite to Mammoth, they hike right by Donohue
Peak, through the Donohue Pass. Very cool!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
checking the place out. Later on, we went down to the general store
and bought some cards so we could play pinochle. Played two games and
mom/dad won the first and Alan/Anne won the second. Very nice outside.
Can't wait to see Yosemite tomorrow!
road trip! We are heading to the airport in the H2 to pick up Anne's
mom and dad, and brother. From there, we are heading to Bass Lake,
Yosemite, and Mammoth Lakes.
As we leave Riverside, we are traveling down Magnolia Avenue. If you
look behind me, you will see Riverside Community College, where Joe
went to college before attending UC San Diego. The school has really
expanded considerably since shoe went there...
As you all know, I love road trips! Much more to come!
Friday, July 8, 2011
that says,"...Dog on Duty". Notice that he covered up the word
The doggies are having fun running around and they don't bark too much
- just when they hear other doggies.
It is pretty hot again today. The hummer says 98 right now. It is
Anne's birthday - a big one, number 40! We got up, watched the tour,
ate some eggs, and we are off to the gym because it is too hot to run
outside. Later she has a doctor appt and then off to supper with Angie
and Paul. We are having a good day, but we miss Joe.
Monday, July 4, 2011
get-together with some of Paul's surfing buddies. Anne used to surf
with some of them, too, a long time ago before I was her friend. They
are all very nice and fun people. After hanging out under a nice shady
tree and visiting and eating, we are now back in Riverside for the
work week. Go America!
and Anne went to breakfast at a place called Mariah's Westwind. It was
pretty good. Here I am sitting with them out on the patio in the
filtered sunlight. Another nice day outside in Carlsbad.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
place in Carlsbad, CB's Cupcakes. We decided to check it out as they
have special doggie cupcakes, too! Both Astro and Orion were good and
ate their dinner, so they got their dessert. They both loved the
cupcakes! What a nice day outside!
but I came back here this morning with Paul and Anne. Paul was going
to go surfing, but the waves were very tiny, so Paul watched the ocean
waves and read a book while Anne and Astro ran 4 miles along the
coast. It was nice and cool and overcast - not super hot and sunny
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Dufresne's. We are on the I-215, just into San Diego county. There is
a cool bridge behind me that Paul calls the 'aloha bridge' -
signifying that you are well on your way to beach living. It is like
the bridge is saying hello, or goodbye if you are heading to
Riverside. I've always liked that bridge driving back and forth to
work with Anne from San Diego. Neat that others like it, too!