Monday, March 16, 2009
When our oldest daughter moved to LA area I would visit and we'd do something...she took me to Malibu, Santa Monica Pier, Zuma Beach just to name a few.
When a brother visited us from the Mid-West I got brave and took him to Hollywood. It was my first time there also. We parked right smack dab in front of the Pantages Theatre. Walked all over the Stars Walk of Fame taking photos. Drove up a winding road to get the best view of the Hollywood Sign. It was a great day for me.
When a sister visited from the East coast I once again braved the traffic and took her and our oldest grandson to The Getty. What a day that was. So much to take in at one time but all of us enjoyed it so much. During her visit hubby had surgery. A few days before we took her to Hollywood to see the sign...poor hubby we walked him all over. It was his first time there and he enjoyed it.
This past Saturday we took daughter and grandson to Hollywood. We walked Rodeo Drive, took pictures, entered the Jimmy Choo store (her dream is to own one pair of Jimmy Choo shoes). Hubby took a short drive through a few neighborhoods just aweing over the size of the homes. Then we took Santa Monica Blvd to the Santa Monica Pier where we spent five hours. We had a great time. The three of them rode the roller coaster, we inhaled a funnel cake, saw colorful people, and the ocean was breathtaking.
It was overcast when we arrived but that didn't deter anyone from enjoying the day. The water was cold, we suspect, but there were dozens in the water.
We watched a couple fishermen untangle a large crab that had gotten caught in there net.
On the beach a group, Veterans for Peace, had set up an "Arlington West" Iraq War Memorial. It was very somber reading names and seeing photos of all who have lost their lives for our freedom. I'll not go on about this as everyone has their own opinions on the subject and right now I'll keep mine to myself. Hubby was in the Vietnam War as was one of my brothers and my ex-husband...I'm thankful every day they came home.
Now let's see if I can get a few photos from our Saturday posted.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This is my mitered scarf in progress. On www.ravelry.com (check it out if you haven't already) I am doing a KAL (knit a long) with a wonderful group.
The yarn is Cherry Tree Hill fingering weight 80% Merino wool and 20% nylon ~ color is Cherry Blossom
I'm pleased with the results so far...long way to go to finish...this will be put aside for Christmas (yes, I'm thinking about that already).
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Today we had the honor of seeing our grandson graduate from Recruit to Private First Class in the Young Marines
After graduation he went with his mother to a troop encampment at a local lake. I was just informed that he had the honor of participating in the troops flag burning ceremony.
I can't but remember our daughter telling us that those attending the encampment last evening was so cold most of them slept in the vehicles...daughter and grandson went with extra blankets and long underwear
While they are camping in the cold I am in my warm home with hubby and puppy....time to knit...or maybe sew a bit...