Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 6th, 2013 What a full day we had.  Gorgeous weather starting with coffee on the patio. Then off to the Date Farm for the most delightful lunch. Brenda & Don had taken us here a couple of years ago and we just HAD to pass it on. It is such a unique hidden treasure […]

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  • lynnwood

    Shields date farm is much improved over the last time we were here. Food delicious, also very informative movie about the growing and harvesting of the date. The wooden bridges at the Nature Centre is a great improvement and the Pan Washington palms are really different from the ones in the valley. Could have spent more time at the top of the tram but it was too late in the evening. Just a perfect night for a stroll downtown.ReplyCancel

October 5, 2013 So nice to have family come and visit.  We had a leisurely morning and I prowled around our condo for some photos. Then took some photos inside before it got the lived in look!!! And this is Rodger and Mildred’s suite complete with private bathroom including a bathtub, and small kitchen area. […]

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  • lynnwood

    Ahh the heat of Palm Desert (shorts time). The suite is large and very comfortable.ReplyCancel

October 4th, 2013 Windy, gale force winds today.  Now I am no lightweight and I had to stand firm to take photos or I was at serious risk of being toppled.  Lynn said he was feeling it as well.  Sooooooo, because the Feds down here can’t play nice all federal operations have ground to a […]

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  • lynnwood

    Wonderful view of the valley at Reagan’s Library. Nice to see a good hunk of the Berlin Wall. Air Force One big but I think I enjoyed the Irish pub just as much.ReplyCancel

October 3rd, 2013 Up early and on the road by 8 in order to get to San Simeon and allow ourselves a decent amount of time to tour the castle and the gardens. Just had to pay a visit to Monterey Bay before leaving the area.   It was a gorgeous drive along the Coast. […]

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  • Betty

    Amazing grounds and interesting story (thanks Lynnwood!)
    Your days sound full and rich …. No wonder you are exhausted at days end!!ReplyCancel

  • lynnwood

    Hearst Castle truly is a remarkable sight – beautiful grounds. All about a rich man and a clever builder who had to wait until his mother died when he was 52 before he could start to build. Was always trying to improve and made many changes – it went from a couple of houses on a hill to a 106 room mansion. When he went to seek medical help after 47 years of building and subsequently passed away – all the work stopped. The family donated the grounds to the state.ReplyCancel

October 2nd, 2013 The one thing I have learned is that you can make a very good plan and then the US government shuts down and the federally run Reagan library is closed to the public.  Soooooo what to do when even your hotel reservation that is already paid for is made around this plan.  […]

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  • Betty

    This was a mighty fine serving of lemonade!! Gotta love those unplanned adventures!ReplyCancel

  • lynnwood

    A fine twisted road to get your mo jo running.ReplyCancel

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