Sunday, October 26, 2008

San Deigo Zoo

Saturday afternoon we drove down to the zoo.  We were there along with everybody else in the area.  It was really crowded.  It was such a beautiful day, I thought everybody would be at the beach, but they all came to the zoo.  Even though it was crowded, it is such a big zoo that it didn't seem too bad.  There was a wait to see the panda bears, but other than that it was great.

Time out for some refreshments and a little rest.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Fun

Once again the pictures are in the opposite order.  My blogging skills are regressing!

Today Shareen and I took off after the kids were in school and went down to the Oceanside beach to the area where our reunion was.  We walked along the pier and took a nice walk on the beach.  It is rather wonderful to be able to go beach combing the end of October.  We have no autumn leaves to admire, we can't complain when the temperature is in the high 70's and you can go watch the surfers and enjoy some of God's wonderful creations.

We made a stop at the Mall to do some shopping and eat lunch, and we both managed to find something to buy.  It wasn't too difficult!

We picked up Anya at school and took her to her gymnastics class.
Just another hard day for me in paradise.

These pictures should be part of the previous blog.  They have all these stars of famous people all up and down the sidewalks.  In case you can't read it, one is Lucille Ball and the other is Lassie.  The picture of Brian sitting on the bench is at Paramount Studios.  This is the bench used in the movie "Forrest Gump.  The plaque says "My name is Forrest Gump.  They call me Forrest Gump.  Pretty interesting huh?

Our Los Angeles Adventure

It seems these pictures are in the opposite order that I intended them to be.  Oh well, I suppose you can figure it out.  Brian and I decided to have a day in LA.  After making sure I had our destinations printed out on Map Quest, we took off.  The traffic was good and it took us about 1 1/2 hr. to get up to Hollywood, our destination.  First stop was a tour of Paramount Studios.  It was interesting seeing the different sound stages they use for filming.  Right now they were mostly doing TV shows.  We saw the set for a show called Kath and Kim, Dirty, Sexy Money, and others.  I haven't watched any of thosevshows but it was nice to see how they are setup.  Our guide had some interesting stories to tell about some of the stars.

After the tour we were going to drive down to Venice Beach, which is supposed to be quite interesting, but about l/4 of the there we realized we probably didn't have time to go there as it was taking longer than we thought.  We were in the Beverly Hills area so I took a picture of that sign and when we turned around we found ourselves on the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the shopping area of the stars.  No, we didn't see any one famous.

We headed up to the Pantages Theatre which is on the famous streets of Hollywood & Vine.  We walked the streets and read all the names of the stars in the side walk.  After walking for a while looking for a place to eat,  we found our choices were McDonalds, KFC and Subway.  We hadn't been to KFC for ages so that is where we ate for a big night out.  Then it was off to see the show "Wicked" which was really good.  I enjoyed seeing it for the second time and found I enjoyed it even more than the first time.  After the show we managed to drive back to Oceanside.  All in all is was a fun day, and we didn't even get lost.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What's up here in Oceanside.

I got a hair cut!  My hair was driving me crazy, but I was worried not knowing what to do with it and not knowing who to get to cut it.  Shareen recommended her person, so I saw her yesterday.  I liked her a lot.  Anyone else get worried about having a new person cut their hair?
Camille said I looked like Shannon, so I thought that was quite a compliment.
All dressed up to go to to the temple.  We drove down to San Diego to the temple this afternoon and that made it a very good day.  A lot of the time we are quite useless so it was nice to do something.  Go to to the temple, if you can.  I put Kyle's and Brian's names on the temple roll.
It sure is a beautiful temple.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

St George and California

As you can see, the house is looking more like a house.  The first layer of mud is on and next will be the stucco.
This is  a view from the living room looking to the front door.  I had more pictures, but this gives you an idea.  They were taping when we were there, and I think they would be doing the tile work next.
Two cute girls at the baptism.
It was a very nice service.  Shareen had done a really good video of Camille that you will have to see some time.  It will be something nice for her to keep.
It was really nice of Eric and Landell to come to the baptism.  Eric flew to San Diego the night before and then drove his Dad up.  Landell said it was one of the few things he wanted to do this year.  He seems to be doing well and loves doing exactly what he pleases--sleep, eat, tv or whatever.