Archive | April, 2011

Nautical Adventure!

26 Apr

Has anyone joined Groupon, Living Social or any other “deal-of-the-day” websites?  Well I am a member of both Groupon and Living Social and I find the best deals!  I bought discounted Yoga classes, $60 for $100 at one of my favorite boutique clothing stores and most recently . . . $14 for a $40 whale watching tour! 

Gray Whale migrations can be seen on the Southern California Coastline between October and April.  Being that it is April, and at the end of the migration viewing, I feared that we wouldn’t see any whales.  Then the website said they hadn’t seen any whales in weeks!  When we arrived in Newport Beach to board our tour boat, the people that toured before us saw zero whales!  Not even a dolphin!  Well, it turns out that we saw dolphins AND whales!  Whale watching was on my bucket list so I was so excited to check it off!  So lucky!  Check out pictures of my tour:

Dolphin swimming along our boat. It gave us lots of photo ops! What a ham!

 
 
 

Look closely! The mother Gray Whales back is shown down and to the right of the person standing on the beach. She was migrating with her calf (underwater) north from Baja, Mexico to Alaska.

 
 
 

Our boat!

 

Lots of waves that day! Good thing we took Dramamine!

Lounging Sea Lions

Visit Groupon and Living Social for great deals in your area!  Here is another great deal website with night-out deals like concerts, plays, and other fun ideas: Golden ticket.  These are great sites for those of us living on budget but still wanting to have fun!

Quote of The Week

25 Apr

“Don’t be too timid or squeamish about your actions.  All life is an experiment. 

The more experiements you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventures in Pet Sitting!

21 Apr
Hi everyone!  Long time no write! 
For a MONTH I have been looking forward to pet sitting for my friend Jill’s Cocker Spaniel, Charlie!  He is a rescue that is around 1 year old and is so precious!  He reminds me of my childhood dog that I rescued, Holly.  Charlie is so well behaved and sweet and loves to play!  My friend Emily and I took him on walks around his home in Sherman Oaks and to the beach in Malibu.  Oh, yeah.  And Charlie blew chunks on the way to the beach.  Check out these pics of our adventure!

Charlie waits to see if his parents, Jill and Bret, are coming back home.

 

Still waiting . . .

 

Tough break. Guess hes stuck with us!

 

Tearin up Ventura Boulevard!

 

Chaos on the Blvd.!

 

Reeking havoc.

 

Charlie goes to Marias for some casual dining.

 

Charlie leaves Sherman Oaks and makes his way to the beach!

 

Driving through the canyon to get to the beach.

 

Charlie having a good ol time!

 

Gorgeous

 

"Are we there yet?" says Charlie

 

Nice canyon homes!

 

The long and winding road to the beach.

 

That leads Charlie to projectile vomit. Note the electric yellow vomit remnants.

 

Charlie feels better after letting it all out. Good boy!

 

Stay on your rope, Charles!

 

Happy to out o the car.

 

Ahhhhhhhh.

 

All along the watchtower.

 

Beautiful!

 

Chuck rockin out!

 

Serene day at the beach. Notice seagull on the rock.

 

Charles is in charge! Attacking the beach with great enthusiasm!

 

Nice

 

Pelican Rock

 

Approaching Malibu on the Pacific Coast Highway.

 

Bikers.

 

The "Bu", as they say.

 

Malibu Beach homes.

 

Trying to find Kenny Gs beach house. Holy 1990s, slow down!

 

Goodbye Bu!

 

Days end at the Pier.

 

Charlie reflects on his fun-filled weekend. He realizes he hasnt had this much excitement since his birth. "Cant wait til next time!" says Charlie.

 

Looking to adopt?  Find dogs looking for homes in your area :  http://adopt-a-shelter-puppy.adoptapet.com/
 

Quote of The Week

18 Apr
“[…] the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ “
– Jack Kerouac

Quote of the Week

11 Apr
“Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.” 
– D. Elton Trueblood

Quote of The Week

4 Apr

“The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” -Yves Saint Laurent