Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

I am writing this in hopes that your New Year was ushered in with fun or quiet, but mostly hoping this year is a good one for all of you.

As promised, here is our last fun adventure. We were able to borrow an R.V. from some sweet friends, and met up with another family at Newport Dunes for some camping over the holiday. It was one of the best New Year's I can recall. We walked the pier at Balboa during the sunset on New Year's Eve, and then made dinner together and played games until 11:00 and decided we just couldn't stay up any more!!

It was a great time for quiet walks, reflection, bike rides, ice cream and lots of laughter.

It was even fun with the dogs. Especially when Ace broke off his collar and flung himself into the bay after some birds. Then I just thought, oh, what the heck and let both dogs run and run and play. Ace wouldn't let me put him back on the leash, but he did follow me back to the R.V. without any trouble!

We were able to take a ride on an electric boat around Balboa island. What a treat!

This bird followed us for a while. Probably thought we would toss him some food. Not.

Some beautiful homes around the bay.

This house won the decorating contest. Are you surprised??!

And all this was just the rooftop!!

This was once John Wayne's house.

Lots of grandiose homes, lots of money. Lots of sad stories behind the big houses... kind of a Peyton Place sorta thing. But it's fun to look and relax along the water. We like to ride our bikes or walk to the ferry and go across to the beach side. You know, where the regular folk are.

Love the ferry, love the beach side.

Love our friends, love our family!!

Have a great day!


  1. Wow!!!

    That is some beautiful scenery!

    I have a feeling that "The Duke" would not approve of the Santa decor though........

    Happy New Year from the Big Freezer Up North!

  2. Wow, you have way too much fun out there and the sun is shining so beautifully. I am holing in and not opening the door! They are saying "arctic air" on TV...

    Pam, whose comment is above me, must live very close by!!!


  3. Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Your camping trip looks like so much fun. It seems like a beautiful place to relax.