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 !!!