Monday, June 23, 2008

trip to cambria

We went up to Cambria & Paso Robles over the weekend with friends Ryan & Nate. The central coast area has lots of great wineries, specializing in zinfandels, of which we liberally sampled. Hearst Castle is just up the road, and there was an organized bike ride which I joined on Saturday; 50 miles up and down highway 1. The weather was perfect for riding, but 100+ degrees in Paso Robles when we were at the wineries.

We stayed right on the coastal Moonstone drive in Cambria. The views from the hotel were great as were those from the beach boardwalk. The sunsets were amazing, all us tourists would be outside to check out the colors in the sky, typically with a glass of the local wine in hand. As you can see below I have mastered the self timer feature on our camera to get a nice shot of Sarah and I with the sunset in the background.

Nate had a new camera and was trying to get some real nice shots of the sunsets, venturing down on the rocks for the best view. They had to do battle with the other photographers on the rocks to get the best shots. It looked like the tide was coming in, we stayed on the boardwalk.

I put a few more photos of our trip on Flickr.

Friday, June 13, 2008

A Chorus Line

We went to A Chorus Line at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown LA on Friday night. It was a good show, we watched the movie (with Michael Douglas) a few weeks ago, the stage production is better. Anyway, the signature song "Singular Sensation" is about the most addictive song which you can be exposed to, it just gets stuck in your head. And the Finale is pretty famous also.

I found a video of the finale being performed on the 2007 Tony Awards on youtube here. I thought I would share the love and get the song stuck in everyone else's heads also. enjoy.

the economic stimulus has arrived!

we got our economic stimulus check in the mail the other day. Let me tell you this is going to help us make ends meet and bring the economy out of the slump it is in. Wowee, almost $32.

Leadership and creative problem solving by the feds as usual.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

modernica warehouse

We went to the Modernica warehouse sale over the weekend, looking at furniture. It was kind of a madhouse. Sarah's co-workers had clued us in to the sale. They had tons of stuff, their big seller are these fiberglass chairs in any color under the rainbow, as seen in the picture.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Bill & Mindy got married

Last weekend we went to Bill & Mindy's wedding (Sarah's uncle). It was in Lake Elsinore at Mindy's brother's lakefront house. Wonderful setting and a beautiful sunny day.

Here is Mindy coming down the 'aisle' escorted by her kids. We had front row seats, which granted us a great view of the back of Bill's head, the ceremony was charming and personal.

The reception was at the same place. All the relatives came for the wedding, there was a nice spread of drinks, BBQ and a tasty cake. A 2 person band played all the hits, allowing Francine & Martha to dance. Francine, being a former hippie, still dances like one.