Saturday, March 1, 2008

Gloomy Saturday Morning

I know it may be hard to believe, but it's a gloomy, foggy type morning here in Pasadena today.  I thought at first it was a light rain, but I think it's just the mist you get from fog.

Last night we ventured out on the freeway system to Studio City. It's sort of scary because even though there's a lot of traffic up north...it's nothing like southern California.  It seems they are all going 85 mph, bumper to bumper...cutting in and out of lanes.  Almost like a ride at the amusement park, except this ride can be deadly.    Anyway, we went to eat at a place called Jerry's Famous Deli.  I guess a lot of the stars eat there at times.  The food was good but a little expensive.  I had a half of a bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwich which came with a little bowl of cole slaw and another little bowl of baked beans~$9.00 !! 

We drove back thru Laurel Canyon (winding & twisty 2 lane road) and came out on Hollywood Blvd.  Last year we spent a day walking along Hollywood Blvd and I took pictures of many of the "stars" in the concrete sidewalk.  (If you go back to my entries of May 2007, you'll see those).  But last night we just "cruised " the Blvd.  There were a lot of people out, especially in the area of the Kodak Theater and Mann's Chinese theater.  

Bob's daughter, Hope, is still trying to get over a nasty cold, so right now she's back in bed resting.  We are all invited to dinner at some friend's of Hope & Jerry's tonight.  I met them at the party last Saturday night and they are so nice.  I'm being told that their house is 10,000 sq feet and has an elevator in it (that will be helpful for me, as my right knee is still acting up.)  You all know I'd love to take pictures but I don't think that would be polite...so there probably won't be any.

I'm doing laundry here today, as well as submitting an Avon order.  It seems weird to do my Avon order when I'm bout 2 miles from the Pasadena Branch Avon building.  My order will go there electronically and then by next Thursday they will put it on a truck and deliver it to my front porch on Saturday.  (And I won't even be home yet, my son is going over to put it in the house).

I've talked to my school chum, Judi, who lives in San Diego several times this last week.  She was hoping to be able to drive up here today but had some things pop up she couldn't get out of, so she may come up next Saturday after we get back from our cruise.  We'll dock in San Diego on Tuesday but she'll be busy cleaning teeth (she's a dental hygienist).  If she can't make it next Saturday, I'll see her sometime in the next 4 or 5 months when she comes to Washington to visit her family.

Sunday we will be doing the final packing for the cruise.  Hope is going to take us to the dock over by San Pedro.  I just hope the weather is nice for our "sail away" out of Los Angeles. I really appreciate the emails and comments that I've received about off-shore excursions.  We will be doing a few....I know I definitely don't want to take off by ourselves in Ensenada.  That would not be a good place to be left behind if something happened.  None of the ones we are considering are very expensive, so that's a good thing! 

Well, folks...that's about all for now.  I may try to do another quick entry Sunday and let you know about the 10,000 sq ft house......until next time,  Linda

16 comments:

cherry2sweet2eat said...

oh god be careful in that type of traffic everyone is in such a big rush to get no where.

breakaway1968 said...

wow a 10,000 sq foot home with an elevator!?  Whew!  I hope she has a maid!  I have a hard time keeping my 3000 sq foot home clean! lol  Sounds like you guys are having a great time tho!

jonibooks1991 said...

Good to hear you're having fun, the weather sounds like up here, only it's sun shining right now.  Have a great time on your curise and get some nice warm sunshine for me.  Joni

jeadie05 said...

Gosh thats a mansion ,cant you cut a hole in your handbag and take some pics lol ,fancy you posting the Avon order to where your at ,then it going home with out you hee heee Have a lovely time on your cruise ,hope the knee feels better ,Jeannette fell at work and hurt hers ,but she is still off on her holiday ,as its better than it was ,,..love Jan xx

pharmolo said...

Have a great time afloat, Linda! Thanks for your Vegas card by the way.

justplainbill said...

Linda. sounds like un and you still have the cruise to do. I envy you and hope the weather will be good. Bill

lv2trnscrb said...

it was overcast all day here; hope you got some sun in Pasadena; I hear its supposed to be nice for the next few days;

enjoy the cruise!

betty

abicequeen said...

Hi there my friend,
Well the J's are just back from their holiday and the whole cruise thing was UNBELIEVABLE and other than me getting motion sickness or whatever I had a great time.
Yesterday we did the Disneyland thing and we had not been there for 20 years although it just seemed like yesterday.
Will write more but feeling the time change and just general exhaustion so will hope into a nice bubblebath and then bed.

Love Lori

mariealicejoan said...

I think you are so lucky LInda to be able to travel the way you do and to see and experience the things that you do.  May your trip continue without incidence and in safety and may you continue to tell us about it in your very interesting way!
love,
Marie
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ladymagnolia1963 said...

Linda it sounds like y'all are having a wonderful time! I can't believe you had to pay $9.00 for that little bit of food wow! I hope you ate it slowly so it would look like more lol.

It has been 27 yrs since I last walked along Hollywood blvd! I would like to have a chance at seeing it again, since so many new stars have been added to it.

what does a 10,000 sq ft home look like wow! I hope you had a great time at the party Ü.

Now remember before you get on the cruise go to any large store and buy "water purefication" tablets. You always here about so many getting sick from the water on cruise ships. So don't forget and buy them!

Happy Sailings!

HUGS~Donna
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mleppard06 said...

hi linda, sounds like you had a good time, amazing how expensive things are getting now! take care mrs t x
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ally123130585918 said...

Linda glad to hear from you and to know you are having a good vacation ~ and still have the cruise to look forward to ~ Hope Bob's Daughter will be feeling better soon ~ I do hope you manage to catch up with your friend Judi ~ and don't have to wait 4/5 months until she comes to Washington ~ here's wishing good weather for your "Sail Away" and you continue to have a safe journey ~
thank you for the postcard from Pasadena ~ Ally x

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))I am glad you and your Husband are having a good time.I cant belive your lunch was 9 dollors even when you had a half of a sandwhich.

preciousone25 said...

Sorry about the traffic, too!!!  LOL!!!  This is very normal for LA... scary, huh?!?!  LOL!!!  And we have a group of motorcyclists that love to do 'tricks' on our freeways, they're amazing, but pretty scary to watch!!!

Joann

rjet33 said...

Oooo, sounds like fun.  We were supposed to go to San Diego a few summers back with my BIL and family that lived in Colorado with us, but we had to move back to Alabama before that could take place.  ::big sigh::  I have a great aunt who lives in Patterson, CA.  I hope to visit her before she kicks the bucket.  She just turned 80, but she is a young 80!  Enjoy your trip and keep us updated!~

Hope your knee feels better soon!~

Blessings!~

Susan

helmswondermom said...

Hope you have a very nice time at dinner with your friends!
Lori