Saturday, May 26, 2012

Trip to California! Memorial Day weekend! 
I am spending the weekend with my daughter Cherise and her Fiance Michael. These kids are great! Michael is a Marine and Cherise is going to school for medical assistant and working too. They live on base in Camp Pendelton, in Oceanside California.
I drove out yesterday. I left late in the day so I didn't get here until about 11:45 pm. That was fine with me because I enjoy being up late as I do work the night shift, but the kids.. they were exhausted! That is funny to me. 
My dog Bogart (Bo) and I enjoyed our trip out. I made several stops at rest stops and in a little town called    . It is a rest stop off the highway with a church and a post office and a town of mobile homes. That is it. Oh, but it does have a museum.. yes a museum! The George Patton museum. Apparently the founder of the town served under him and was so taken by him, he created the museum. I didn't get to go through it, I think it was closed anyway, but maybe next time I can check it out. 
I was so taken on my drive by many interesting things. This was my first solo road trip! I loved it except for not having anyone to turn to and say.. "hey did you see that!?" The things that I saw were not too incredible, just people driving like fools mostly. I was very surprised at the stops that I made most of the people were very friendly. This is a nice change since most of the time the people I have been running into have not been so pleasant. Maybe I shouldn't run into them!
I thought it was interesting how the people started driving like crazy people when I got deeper into California. Not all of them of course but two especially were pretty out there! One guy was doing about 110 in TRAFFIC and weaving in and out like a crazy man.. no cop following him, he was just a jerk. Another person felt the need, on a fully open road, no traffic, to cut me off  from the right lane all the way to the left, just to see why there was traffic on the other side of the highway! really!
I did get a chuckle out of some of the street names, only in California could they get away with these names: Bob Hope Drive, Jean Autry Trail and my two favorites... Champagne Dr. & Lawrence Welk Blvd right next to each other.. only thing was missing was Tiny Bubbles Lane!
So far the weather is awesome overcast and cool. I am happy with that. I will be going to the beach even if it is pouring rain!! 
I hope to write more about my trip... I will be doing some thrifting while I am here.. hope i find something fun!

sock in the jaw

sock in the jaw
This pic is of a piece that i made a while back. I love the idea of coloring in the black and white pics


Fun piece I made. Again using the color on vintage pics