Friday, August 6, 2010

Blogger Friends Fun In Calif. - Beach Part 1

Blogger friends always have the most fun. As I promised for those that havn't ever been to Calif., I would show you tons of pictures of the beach and ocean.

Ceekay of Thinkin of Home and I went to visit Karen of Some Days Are Diamonds in LA and had the most fun ever. This is a picture of Ceekay on the left and Karen on the right getting their feet wet at the beach.

We were at the Cove by Dana Point. You could see ocean forever and ever and the weather was in the 70's. Wonderful.

Ceekay getting hit by a small wave. Love that expression. If we hadn't been in the cove, a huge wave would have covered her.

See the shark in the water.

Ceekay had to prove to her son that she swam with the sharks. Funny story that she has to tell you.

Wouldn't you love to live in one of the houses on the hill and have that view. To die for.

Ceekay and Karen "Footprints in the Sand" as we were leaving this part of the beach.

Of course we had to have Fish & Chips. It was so good. I ate it so fast I didn't get a picture. We sat at table outside on the pier. Fabulous.

Karen took this pic and emailed it to Ceekay's husband with the message "You said I could buy anything I wanted, so this is what I got." He laughed and said he sure hoped not. lol

A tug rescuing a disable boat.

An Historic Scooner.

They take you out for tours on this wonderful scooner.

All sizes of boats in the harbor. Look at the lady enjoying herself.

A couple of children were having fun too.

Lots of fishing boats too.

On the way to dinner, we had to see the wild peacocks in Glendora. They just roam the neighborhoods.

This was a mama and her babies on someone's lawn.

Dinner up at Mt. Baldy. Had to be on Route 66.

Ceekay had to hug Smokey of course.

Now sprinkle in a ton of shopping, dinner at Karen's house and other sightseeing, laughing and talking all at once, and you can imagine the fun.

Next I'll show you the shopping. Wow, is there ever a ton of antique shops and other fabulous stores. You won't believe all the wonderful eye candy.


  1. Oh Marty Sweetie...
    Thank you for taking me along with you gals to the beach. Oh how wonderful that water felt. I loved the boats.

    Footprints in the sand were precious. You all look like you had a fabulous time and I so thrilled you were able to go and visit Karen. What fun.

    Loved Smokey CeeKay. That one is precious. You did good photographing Marty sweetie.

    Welcome back, and I can see it did you all three good.

    Love ya, Sherry

  2. OH WOW, I was hoping you would send us LOTS and LOTS of "ESP" BUT this is so much better... LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it... and I feel like I'm there with you... HAVE lots more fun, and I'm looking SO forward to MORE pictures and of course "the goodie pics"!!!
    Hugs to all three of you, Donna on the Atlantic Side!

  3. It looks like tons of fun, Marty. I really could use some girl time myself :).

  4. Marty, what fun that had to have been. You got some fantastic photos. We were supposed to go to Dana Point a couple of years ago for a banking conference and then the economy went belly up and we had to cancel. Looks like a beautiful place.

  5. You two look like you're having a blast!

  6. Oh Marty, thanks for sharing your fun with us! You girls look like you had a ball, I love the footprints in the sand photograph!


  7. Looks like you had a fun time, sweetpea! The beaches in San Diego are the best though. Go there next time. Just fabulous and I've been to them all.

  8. My goodness, these pictures made me homesick for California. I have always loved the ocean. So why am I out here in the desert? LOL I do love the desert now although I am surprised. I never thought I would.

  9. OMG Marty,
    It looks like you all had a blast! I love your beautiful ocean pics, such fun!
    And the pics of Karen and Ceekay, just priceless!
    The only thing missing, ME!
    Hugs and Happy Weekend to you,

  10. Oh lucky you!! What a fabulous day! I so look forward to meeting some of my blogger friends some day
    xoxo Pattie

  11. Hi Marty,
    You girls just have too much fun!
    I read about your antics over at Karen's blog yesterday.
    I'm so glad that you all had such fun.

    Great photos.


  12. Beautiful photos...brought back some lovely memories for me, of my vacation in California three years ago. (My first time there...hope it won't be my last)

  13. This whole post was full of wonderful eye candy! Oh, to be that close to the beach. I haven't been to the beach in so many years. You gals sure get around and have a lot of fun. Great pics, Marty!

  14. I want to see some pictures of my sweet Marty too!! It looks as if you had some perfect weather, I am so glad, You need a reprive from the heat!! Ceekay looks like a lot of fun, Kathysue

  15. Marty, where were you???? Gorgeous pictures and it looks like y'all had a great time!


    (Alabama Slacker Mama)
    I can't post under Google for some reason.

  16. Marty,
    Looks like FUN was had by all...great pics! We were planning to trip to Santa Monica for this month, but had to cancel due to the robbery:( We do plan on doing it later...Mr.CC and I both love Southern CA.


  17. Looks like great fun. Part 11 won't come up. Says blogger page not found.

  18. Gorgeous photos you took Marty! It looks like it was a blast. Where are you? *Smiles*

  19. Oh fun! So glad you're all having such a great time.

  20. Looks like it was all you girls hoped for. Beautiful weather, water, shopping & eating. lol
    Glad you and Ceekay got to make the trip! I'm jealous.

  21. Wow Marty, it looks as though a grand time was had by all! I'm so happy for you guys to have had so much fun. Looking forward to the rest of the pics.

    Hugs XX
    Moore Whimsies

  22. Oh, Marty! You have the most fun! Now where is your most gorgeous picture? I love all the photos. Have a wonderful weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  23. Awww! Looks and sounds like you all had a great time. Thanks for sharing your great photos! Looking forward to seeing pics. of your shopping trip.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  24. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pics! Looks like y'all had a great time! Look forward to the shopping pics!

    Be Blessed!

  25. So glad you had such a fun and relaxing time!! How fun to be able to spend time with girlfriends like this!!

    bee blessed

  26. Well Miss Marty!
    Do I really look like a 2x4? UGH!
    I had such fun! My goodness the time together just flew by!
    Tell everyone to come by my blog to see pictures of you!

    :) Hugs! Karen

  27. Wahhhh....I wanted to go! :( Maybe next time.

    I grew up not far from Glendora and I miss my little homeland so much. We went to Mt. Baldy all the time and could see the mountain top from our tiny home. Sweet memories.

    Thank you for the pics, Marty! I loved seeing the smiles...they brought tears to my eyes. They did!

    Love to you~


  28. Great snaps, Marty! What beautiful scenery around the water areas. Looks like you all had a fabulous time. Thanks so much for sharing. OMG! I'm blown away by the wild peacocks. Never thought about them being wild anywhere.

  29. What fun you must have had!! It is so good to see Ceekay out and about and able to have a good time. Looking forward to your shopping post. Sally

  30. You must have had the best time! The water shots make me green with envy! Such a great experience for all of you!