Inseparable Partners

  My dogs, both six years old now, are inseparable partners. Gideon, the blonde terrier mix who loves to chase the ball, makes a soft headrest for his younger brother from another litter, Aero. Aero ended up with the Cocker genes. Although Gideon belongs to my daughter, these two pals go everywhere we go, including …

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Mandatory Board Meeting

While vacationing in Baja Sur, Mexico, we visited Vela Windsports in Los Barrilles. On the beach was this configuration of surfboards. Nothing says Harmony like a beach board meeting. I would volunteer to be the chairperson of this meeting. Before I retired from the daily grind, it seemed there were endless meetings. My least favorites were …

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Alphabet Doors

The garage doors at Baja Joe's Resort are the topic again for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is Alphabet. After spending two weeks in Baja Sur, Mexico, I was able to capture the updated doors on the garage. Have you noticed that the words "coffee" and "bar" seem to be the biggest words? …

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Defying Gravity

Weight(less) I am traveling home after a nice long vacation in Baja Sur, Mexico. For my Leisurely Thursday post, I could not resist including another set of photos for the Weekly Photo Challenge. I took these photos on my last day in La Ventana.  The warm desert air combined with the 72 degree water of the Sea …

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A flying windsock promises wind for kite surfing

Windy Weightlessness

The theme of the weekly photo challenge asks us to show the effects of gravity. Wind is the name of the game for windsurfers and kiteboarders. On a low wind day, the windsurf sail can feel like a heavy weight to push up and out of the water. Kite boarders can still fly on much …

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Circling to Now

As another year cycles around to begin anew, I share three photos depicting two themes from the weekly photo challenges of Circle and Now. If you have been following my blog lately, you know I am travelling in San Diego and Baja Sur, Mexico. We spent Christmas in San Diego with family. The day after Christmas, was …

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Baja Joe's Doors

Thursday Doors at Baja Joe’s

Happy New Year from Baja Joe's resort in La Ventana, Baja Sur, Mexico! The doors to the vast resort garage are hidden by the huge mural that covers the entire building. This is my submission for Norm 2.0's weekly Thursday Doors challenge. Behind these doors lie a wondrous array of windsurf and kiteboard equipment. The doors …

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San Dollar Art Sculpture at San Diego's Palomar Hotel

Ornate Coastal Culture

The Weekly Photo Challenge invites us to post a photo of something that can be described as “Ornate.” The word ornate conjures up the synonym, “elaborate," marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated; Ornate. In the Palomar Hotel in downtown San Diego, as I walked around the lobby, filled with surf and coastal culture …

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Leisure Connects Us

Leisure Connects Us

Connected Participating in leisure connects us like nothing else. To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.  Arnold J. Toynbee A man looks toward the beach as kite-boarders get ready to launch their kites. Behind him are stand-up paddle boards waiting for customers to come out and play. Perhaps he …

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Happiness Is…Being Happy

What makes you happy? I spent an entire weekend at home...during the summer! A rare occurrence for me. After all the traveling I have done this month, a weekend at home made me really happy. Because my slight knee injury is preventing me from taking part in my usual leisure activities, I will share two …

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One Door Opens

Door What is the old saying? "As one door closes, another door opens." For the Weekly Photo Challenge, I submit two doors. I walked out of this door for the last time in December when I retired. This door represented 30+ years of work in the public recreation field. Situated in a community center, this …

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What’s In Your Beach Tote?

Nothing says Independence Day holidays (4th of July) like a day at the beach. If it is summer where you are, no doubt you have been to the beach or are planning to go. Today, I will share the best items to have in your beach tote, whether you are a parent taking the kiddos …

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San Diego’s Pacific Beach and Downtown Skyline

We are enjoying a short vacation in beautiful San Diego. Spent Sunday morning on Mission Bay, stand-up paddling with my husband, step-daughter and step-son. After paddling we had lunch at a little Greek bistro, then walked over to Pacific Beach boardwalk. Later we went to dinner in Point Loma at a wonderful seafood shop and …

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