Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Sun Is Shining

Finally the sun is shining here in Pasadena.  Yesterday was beautiful and today looks the same. Hope and I ran some errands, we went clear into Burbank to return the Elvis costume (something more from the party, I'll tell you about later) and did some other errands here in Pasadena. Bob went to the auto auction with his son in law, Jerry (he's an auto wholesaler) yesterday.  He found a 31 foot travel trailer, he's considering buying. However, if he does....he'll have to put it in storage here, then after we got back to Washington, he'll have to take the camper off his big truck and drive back down here to get it.  It's too heavy to tow with the camper on the truck.  

Today, we're going to perhaps go to the new J P Getty museum in Los Angeles.  And I want to sign up for our off shore excursions offered for our cruise next week.  There's one rather inexpensive one in San Diego where they transport you to the San Diego Zoo for a whirlwind 5 hour tour.  I've never been there and I know we'd see more if we drove to San Diego and stayed for a few days and went on our own.....but he figures the gas to drive down there and back would be over $100 and then we'd have to pay for an R.V spot in a park, etc.  So doing it as an excursion is more cost effective for sure.  I'm not sure about Catalina Island, we may be able to see that on our own.  Then there is one in Ensenada, Mexico I'd like to do....they take you by bus, out to this area overlooking the ocean, after shopping in the local shops, you go to a restaurant and a chef helps you cook your own mid-day meal.  Real authentic Mexican food, I'm sure.    One thing I've learned is that when you take the excursions offered by the cruise line & something happens....say for instance the tour bus breaks down....the ship will wait for you.  But, if you venture off on your own & the tour bus breaks down, and it's departure time...the ship leaves without you.  So I think it's best, especially in Mexico for us to take an excursion offered by Royal Caribbean.

Well, I guess that's all for now.   I want to wish Jeannette and Andy a safe trip as they fly across the pond to Florida.  And I understand my friend Robin down there in Tampa is having a wonderful time entertaining her mom and dad who came from Arizona for her birthday last week.    I'm really missing reading everyone's journal, and maybe after I get home can catch up.  Meanwhile, you all could send me an email now & then to let me know you are doing.     Until next time.....Linda

P.S.  I got an email from Peyton's grandma....Peyton is over 8 pounds now and smiling.  It thrills my heart everytime I get an update on Peyton.  To think she came into this world very early, weighing just a little over 2 pounds.....God is good !!!


jeadie05 said...

So happy you getting some sunshine ,dying to know  who was Elvis was it Bob ?and if so who were you ? ..lol ...love Jan xx

jonibooks1991 said...

I'm so glad you're having a good time.  The trailer would be really nice for you guys to travel in.  You'll really have a good time in Mexico I know.  I haven't been making any entries, just not in the mood I guess.  I think we may leave on March 16th now, we'll see.  Swim meets and stuff going on here.  Later, Joni

lv2trnscrb said...

so glad our weather is nice!!! beautiful out there today!!

I agree with you, I would take the excursions offered through the cruise line, especially in Mexico. Don't want the boat leaving you behind :)


breakaway1968 said...

Sounds like your having a blast!  So glad to get the updates from ya so we know what you have been up to :)  

wwfbison said...

I'm glad you are able to keep us updated on your whereabouts & what you are doing.  Sounds like a great trip!!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))I am so glad your having fun,your having fun for me to.LOL.

mariealicejoan said...

God, is indeed good Linda.  I'm glad to hear you are having a good time on your trip and that cruise, well, it sounds fabulous!  Wish I could go with you!

cherry2sweet2eat said...

i am like so jealous til the point im just going to go to the corner can you put me in one of your pocketbooks or something next time u go somewhere nice? I'll pay a stowaway fee lol. Enjoy the rest of your day and YAHH PEYTON!!

kaydeejay5449 said...

A five hour tour of the zoo would be pretty good, actually.  You would see a great deal.  It's a wonderful place.  I hope you get a chance to see it.  As far as Catalina Island goes, it's tiny.  All the shopping, restaurants and sites are within walking distance.  If you want to see the far side of the Island and the wild life there, you can take a tour bus.  There are signs telling you where to go for your ticket.  It would probably save you $$$ to just get that tour on your own.

Have FUN.  I feel so close to you.  I'm about 1 hour away.  LOL  

So happy, too, about little Peyton.  God is so good.
Hugs, Kathy

luddie343 said...

Gotta watch those excusion packages - there's always a hitch it seems - some thing out of their "control" too.  Peyton is a fighter, God bless her!  CATHY