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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Friday, April 25, 2014

V is for . . . (picture heavy)


Vacation!

All of this was crammed into one week and isn't everything we did. M's at work, he'd remember everything we did.

Other vacation spots? The beach house, Yosemite, Lava Hot Springs, Yellowstone, San Diego, Mexico(cruise), Bryce and Zion, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon . . . .







Whale watching and this was exciting as it got. I did spend time at the back of the boat. I've been on several cruises and wasn't expecting to get seasick.














This is the J. Paul Getty Museum as seen on the way up. Lots of neat things inside, most I don't remember what they are anymore. There are also beautiful gardens.









This is at the Griffith Observatory. The family is a fan of Douglas Adams. (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is a book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "increasingly misnamed trilogy")

Daughter hamming it up

Yikes! Son is six feet tall!

San Diego Wild Animal Park



This cemetery is small but beautiful and is near a LOT of businesses. Many workers enjoy lunch here. There are also several famous people buried here.

Don Knott, Marilyn Monroe, Walter Matthau, Ray Bradbury, Dean Martin and many others. Hugh Hefner has a plot near Marilyn Monroe.









 And Judi. I don't know who she is but I love the eptitath . . . What a party it was














Here we are at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and once again, Sam is hamming it up.


I don't believe anything needs to be said here ;-)

This is Marie Tussaud working on a new figure.

Captive audience :-)

I have no idea what I'd actually say to her if I ever got the chance!


















We walked right by but didn't walk around inside to see all the artwork in the cement and by the time we came out of the wax museum, it was all blocked off.








We did walk around to see some of the stars.

















Whew, that was a busy four days!


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3 comments:

Red Iza said...

Love the pictures but strangely enough (though your daughter seems to be funny), my favorite is... the epitaph !

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Oh how fun! Love all the pictures. Yall look like a fun group :)

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