After closing the sale of my parents home in Oceanside, unfortunately, my Dad fell down and ended up in the La Jolla VA hospital at the escrow office. A beautiful sweet woman in the parking lot saw it happen, helped me lift him up and gave him some bandages. She really reaffirmed my faith in human nature.
Afterwards, we went to visit him at the hospital. Then, my date & I went to La Jolla shores for dinner. We saw this restaurant called Barbarella that was decorated thoroughly with these scary animated Halloween characters. In fact, it was so scary that my date didn’t want to eat there because of the giant fake spiders, even if they were near a romantic fireplace.
Since my “Day of the Dead” pictures from a few years ago became my most popular blog, I figured that I should share some of these fun early resHalloween images as well. My Dad is feeling better now too.
Here in Mira Mesa, in Northern San Diego, CA, a fairly new apartment complex features an unusual fountain that appears to be the marriage of fire and water. Although usually a fountain with recycled water or oil, once in a while the gas jets light up on the side and you can see the fire like it is in the video. The apartment also features other fantastic modern art which I will be blogging about here soon.
As part of my promised lost cause to blog about my last vacation to Sedona, Arizona, and surrounding areas, our bus tour took us to Seligman, Arizona on Route 66. In front of this Harley Davidson store, I found Joe Clark, singing memorably about his hometown, along Interstate Route 66, where mannequins and womennequins lined the streets. He’s a great musician so that if you are on a break from work and need to relax, listen to him play.
After attending Comic-Con this year, we walked in on this crowd pleasing Super Hero, juggling & shaking her “thang” after dark in the closed off streets of San Diego’s Gaslamp District.
I went to a seedy AM/PM in Point Loma, a seaside area of San Diego that has both rich & poor people. The cellphone photo is not the best because it was taken at night but I saw this poster for some kind of weird wax toy that has a straw coming out of colored noses. Apparently, the child who plays with this toy is supposed to pick which color nose he/she wants to suck their drink out of. Lovely.
One thing about the Fringe Festival is that it can make old deteriorating buildings that are on “the fringe” of acceptability here in San Diego trendy with art. This sexy Burlesque dance troupe is quite an example.
Against my better judgment, I decided to spend my paid vacation going to Sedona, AZ on a bus. It was a luxury bus with air conditioning, TV, and free WI-Fi. But the schedule was conspicuously missing before the trip. I found out after we were held “captive,” the only drawback is that we had to be on the bus every day by 8AM. I’m not sure if you would call it a vacation or a job.
Godzilla poster in front of the Shogun restaurant bathroom in Lake Havesu
Pink Jeep Sedona Vortex Tour
Lake Havesu, London Bridge@ Night
Your After After Dinner Mint Sir…”
Here’s a great shot of the red rock candy mountain Sedona Wilderness.
As you can see from these pictures, the trip was beautiful fun. I will be blogging more about it in future posts and even adding some video.