Sunday, March 08, 2009

End of our SoCal Vacation

Thanks for all your well wishes for our vacation. Our time at the beach was way too short and way wonderful. While those black spots in the waves are surfers, the dolphins also move just outside the shore break and are breath taking to watch. Sometimes I'd have to do a double take, because I wasn't sure which was which.

As all good things come to an end, we closed up the beach house and returned to Neil and Rochelle's house in Redlands. I look at these pictures in amazement since we are now home and there's snow outside. I'll post later about the babies and the sweaters I knit for them.
The good weather continued in Redlands and I got to eat tree-
ripened oranges. I grew up with them, but had forgotten just how delicious they are. That is the jacuzzi hot tub. Rochelle had told Ian that we needed to bring swim suits. He didn't mention it and I didn't think of it. There is snow here, for crying out loud. Her other SIL has left an emergency suit so I was able to go in, not once, but twice. Wickedly wonderful.
Ian gave both of us the same book for Christmas and the fun of it was that were both at the same spot. I had sunscreen on my face and the rest of me was covered. I forgot about my feet and I sunburned them. They really look weird now.

Rochelle sent home this cat scratcher for Charlie. I put it down right after we got home because he was so out of sorts with us. She doesn't have a cat, but she said the other two scratchers that she gifted seemed to have been well received.


~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

lol Kitty heaven! Ian and Sharon heaven too! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Valerie said...

Welcome home! It looks like a wonderful trip.

Africa many of them now. Our book group just did When a Crocodile Eats the Sun...memoir by Peter Godwin...stories withing stories...very well done, very sad. In a sad stroke of irony, we learned of Morgan Tsvangarai's traffic accident and the death of his wife on the way home from book group.

Lee said...

what a restful, lovely place!

I don't think Charlie likes that scratcher. Not at all..;-)

Carolyn Jean Thompson said...

Sharon, your blog is great. I get to see your projects that I miss seeing at the meetings. You are so talented! Glad you enjoyed your vacation. Hope to see you soon and thanks for visiting my blog, Carolyn

Life Looms Large said...

Welcome back!!! Your trip looks like it was great!!

That cat scratcher is too funny!!