Friday, October 21, 2016

Day 1548: Our final day, a bit weary but victorious!

"news face", ink, newspaper & gluestick on journal page

Our final day, a bit weary but victorious!

It's was a magical four days, here, here & here ...
so on our final day we 4 had an early breakfast at a LB diner
then headed for the Long Beach Antique Market.

With 800 vendors, rain or shine, it is rated the
"ONE OF TOP 5 SWAP MEETS" by various publications.

funny aside? ...

I texted the picture above left to WonderWoman, she replied ..."Leave the nice people alone mom ..."

see us in the mirror?

                            Irene and I both wanted to rescue this horse ...
I hope somebody took him home.

And an invitation from my bosses at ASW & CATALYST ...


In order to be there at 6 PM, 
I left home at 5 PM to allow for traffic.
Good thing. 
One hour to go 21 miles on the 55 & 22 freeways.
We have this area called the "Orange Crush" 
... appropriately named. 

6:15 PM Westminster, CA ... 95 degrees!

 getting ready for their big sale, ARTOBERFEST ... 

so if you're in the area, it's really worth the drive! 
Happy Friday!


A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Day 1547: Brian came and then we were 4.

Newport, junk mail collage

Brian was back from Florida & then we were 4.

We walked to Alta ...

for a really great & leisurely breakfast.
Walked across the street & shopped a little ...

and took some family pictures.

Then back to our 4 day home to work! 

John drying a stack journal page

journal prompt pages in progress

Brian and Irene working on journal prompts

Of course there were occasional breaks.

Irene, Brian & John

And still missing you Terry, wishing you were here too.
By late afternoon it was time for a walk on the beach ...

just a block from our house.

And, magical!

We wanted to get a family pic of all 4, and luckily ...
we met the beautiful Christina & Karina, 
Newport Harbor HS exchange students from Norway.

They kindly became our photographers.

We walked on, the air cooling & we are getting hungry.

After dumping the sand from our shoes, we walked into town.

A happy, hungry 4 crossing Newport Boulevard 
with the sun setting behind,

on our way to the Crab Cooker

... a local legend.

A long walk home in the dark accompanied by stories.
We did some art work, but we were tired,
and needed to pack & clean up as ...
we had to be up early to check out Sunday morning.
Tune in tomorrow for the Long Beach Antique Market!
Our 4th & last day of this great adventure. 
Thank you for stopping by.

For FB Throwback Thursday ...

as Edward Scissorhands, Halloween at Costa Mesa Dojo, 1996

A smile for Thursday ...