New Weekend: New Adventure 

On our way to the East Coast with a co-workers whale from her office. She’s never been to Jersey, so I decided to bring her whale. It’s the same thing – really!! 


Coast to Coast part 1

Traveling to work is a nice break from the normal. But to travel to the west and then to the east coast within a week? Yeah that might sound insane but I’m looking forward to it. Working in LA area and then flying back to Indy before driving out to the Jersey Shore! 

California – What a Trip! – Pt. 1

We spent a week in California. And what a week it was!

We split our trip in half – sort of. Three days along the West Coast and the remainder of the week in the California Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, among the rolling hills.

Angels Camp is a beautiful, small town with much to offer visitors. Nestled among the rolling hills in Calaveras County, this tiny town was made famous from many successful gold mines as well as by Mark Twain’s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

But I’m getting ahead of myself…and this will *have* to be a multi-poster. I mean, how can I just haze over some of the most amazing sights that were seen by a couple of East-Coasters?

We left from Louisville, KY for Chicago, IL before heading west. This trip was the first time the 14 year old flew – and the first in over 25 years my husband stepped on a plane. The flight to San Francisco was educational as we were handed Coke cans in Chinese…I think…even the waitress wasn’t sure.

We flew over some pretty landscapes – even boring Interstate 80 looked pretty from above.

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Our first stop – Lombardi Street. The world’s crookedest street. I thought this street was a few blocks, but thankfully, the crooked portion was only one block. We took Uber to the top of the block and walked down.

From the top of the block, you can see the houses over looking the bay. The colorful hydrangeas planted along the block add beauty to the street.Since one photo doesn’t do justice to the street, I took a few…one of which captured my son walking down behind me – the kid flew in from Salt Lake City in the wee hours of the morning only to go on a trek of the city shortly after breakfast. Yup – we love him to pieces!

From Lombardi Street, we ventured over to the San Francisco Bay. I love history, and seeing Alcatraz in person was another highlight for me. I saw it safely from the pier instead of traveling and dealing with crowds – I do not do large crowds. *shutters at the thought*

We visited the shops and sights of Fisherman’s Wharf along Pier 39. We watched the infamous Sea Lion’s lay claim to their pack of piers.The Sea Lion’s have a fair amount of piers they have taken as their own, to bask in the sun and lounge on one another.

Coit Tower was fascinating to see after watching a movie where the family met there if they got separated, not to mention a point of interest for visitors in Telegraph Hill. The top of the tower resembles that of a fire hose, though that was not the intention of the architect. Instead, it was a tower built in honor of the lady who left money “for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city I have always loved” in a bequest upon her death in 1929. The tower offers a 360 degree view of the city. We didn’t make it to the tower, but we were able to see it throughout the day.

Now for the food – who goes to a new city in a never-before-visited state and not eat the food?! 20160605_12150420160605_121508

Blackened cod and fish and chips – served in a metal pail! Ha! I do have to add a little tid-bit about the bathroom – it was an “open concept” type…you walked in to a large area with double sinks in the middle of two sets of stalls. Two on each side. <whispers> they were not marked specifically “men” and “women”. It was a little unsettling until it was realized that people knew which side was which…thank goodness for locals!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Pathway along the highway…does it lead to an exit full of adventure, romance, and fun? The ideas are as limited as your imagination. 😀

Tuesday’s Treasures

I’m reading

Goodness Gracious Green by Judy ChristieI started reading this while on my breaks at work. I bring my Nook to work as it fits better in my purse/bag. The story is decent and the action has picked up to where my ten minute breaks just don’t cut it. So now I’m reading it at night and before I go into work.

 I’m thankful to God

For my promotion!

I’ve been flying high all afternoon, praising God for my promotion! I officially start on Tuesday and can’t be more excited about it. Can you tell? I think the hardest part is trying NOT to smile until everyone else knows. Wow! Thank you, God!! It’s the next step in this adventure. 🙂

 I’m cooking

SpaghettiIt was one of those long good days. My husband had to work super late so I made an easy dinner tonight. Afterwards I scooped ice cream and had the kids put on their own toppings.

I’m listening to

“Close to Me” by the CureAnother one of those crazy artists my husband hooked me on during our dating days. What can I say? I enjoy the band.

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