Sunday, December 18, 2005

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......

It's been a jumbled up few days since the last blog entry but I'll try and get it all.

Here at the KOA we had a group from a local Good Sam Club across the way and enjoyed their bean bag games and their company. We talked with several of them and they were wonderful people.

On the way to the store yesterday I stopped near their pet walking area and a view across the fence to the local tributary/bayou/stream/river and took this shot along the fence-line.

And this look at some beautiful Pampas Grass

And the walking area on the other side of the fence.

We drove up to Escondido to see Ed and Jill and stopped at a store to get some clementines where I saw this handicapped sign graced with a "Domestic Enemy" sticker.

And a reminder we were somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I took this shot from Jill's Ex-Shop looking up Escondido Blvd.

After a visit with Ed to discuss the complicated world of electronics Scrabble Queen and I said goodbye to Ed and headed back.

and the next day went to Rubio's Fresh again and I admired the landscaping before eating and a trip to the movies to see "Syriana"

We went back to Steven's home to set up the Christmas Tree and David posed as Santa.....

Then Kevin got into the act.

Steven was on his way to film a basketball game for a local TV station but first he set-up the tree in it's stand.

While the home decorations got us in the spirit.

I especially liked the table top town Martha put together complete with snow.

I enjoyed sitting back to watch a tree get decorated for a change and the pros (Martha, David and Kevin) dug right in and finished in record time.

It is a beautifully decorated tree and even added tinsel later to sparkle it up a bit.

Tonight it was a beautiful sunset from Steven and Martha's home.

Chris played Uno solitaire style ...

Samantha ate and read a book until it was time to go to the bay.

We were a little late for the boat parade but the San Diego skyline was as beautiful as I remember it.

Across the bay two hangers at North Island Naval Base glowed in the night.

We drove through Christmas Circle which was beautiful but it was a bit hard to take a night shot in a moving car - but what the heck I added this shaky shot.

Scrabble Score Scrabble Queen 349 ~ The Contender 329 (The queen was behind all the way until the very last play when she made W-I-Z-E-N on a triple word score)

Quote of the Day (today it's two for one) ~
"No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices."


"Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions." ~Edward R. Murrow newsman and American Icon whose slogan was another quote and the title of a very good movie now playing "Goodnight and Good Luck"

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