Fall is in the air...and Halloween is just around the corner!!!
The square above, is a block for October on my door, I pieced the block, and my friend, Nicki Seavey did the embellishments!
We just got back from a week's long driving trip, down through Utah, into Arizona to Lake Havasu and Yuma. We absolutely loved the Lake Havasu area. We were looking at which area would be good for winter rv living...which the Lake would win! All of the southern area is a massive are for winter living, though we were early enough to see many empty spots. But in checking with several campgrounds, they were pretty much booked up for the winter...you need to make reservations in February!!!
There is an actual London Bridge, taken apart in London, and brought over here, brick by brick and rebuilt. It was truly awesome!
The next day we stayed over-nite in Yuma, but not really impressed, so we pushed on to San Diego!
The next day we spent all day at the San Diego Zoo! And we still didn't get to everything! We were really impressed with how the Zoo is responsible with saving many species from extinction!
Of course, the giraffs were captivating! The Zoo has five of them!
I could bore you with hundreds of photos of all the animals! If you have never been to the San Diego Zoo, I would highly recommend it!
Now for the surprise. Hubby told me the next night we would be staying in Long Beach. I knew the Queen Mary is docked there, but didn't think we would make it this trip. Then we are driving to the Queen Mary and I get excited! The challenge, even to Google, is how to get there. It's an area that the ships bring in the trailers that truckers pick up and drop off, so needless to say, we were a small vehicle in the area! And Google would suddenly say, take a right, except, we couldn't because of the eighteen-wheelers! So we end up taking three trips up the freeway and back again to get to the turn off!!! I was ready to tell hubby to never mind, when we finally made it into the parking lot. The attendant asked Sandy if you want the tour parking lot or the hotel lot. Surprise for me, he says, the hotel lot. I told him, we can't do that. And he says, yes we can. Because that's where we were sleeping tonight!!!
We watched the sun set on the deck with the lounge, having a glass of wine, and hubby a beer.
Then we went to our room for the night.
Another tour was the Princess Diana tour. The history started with the Queen Mary through Diana and her sons. Well done! Lots of her actual dresses are on board! But we were not allowed to take photos!
The next morning we had a buffet breakfast, and then did self tours from the top in the communication room to the bottom in the engine room!
Now it was time to get to Torrance where hubby grew up and graduated, which we were there for two days, Saturday evening will be the 50th Class Reunion!
Of course, there was traffic to deal with!Tony's on the Pier... by the time the sun was going down. It's a tradition with us!
We just made it!!!
Lots of star fabrics!!!
And then I had to look at the Under The Sea fabrics!
Now I mostly bought just 1/4 yards, so it's not as much fabric as it looks!!!
Then it was time to cross town in traffic again, and get ready for hubby's reunion! It was held at the Cheesecake Factory in Redondo Beach!
Then the next morning, time to drive home, making the night in Cedar City, with getting home on Monday late afternoon.
Big surprise...snow in them there hills of Utah!!!
I met some of Sandy's classmates and had some interesting conversations!! One couple next to me had told me about taking a cruise to the Caribbean with an astronomer! New addition to bucket list!!!
So they told me about a free app for the phone called Star Chart! It is so cool...look at these pictures I took last night.
By holding down the button on the right of the phone at the same time with the button at the bottom, you can take a screen picture!!!
Well, all in all, we had a great trip. But now it's time for lunch and a nap!!
Thanks for visiting!!!