Sunday, May 24, 2015

Not Just National BBQ Day

A friend had a good Facebook reminder for this weekend.  Memorial Day -- Not just National Barbeque Day.

Before we moved far from family, Memorial Day was spent in cemeteries placing wreaths and flowers on the graves of loved ones who'd died.  And honoring relatives who'd served our country and passed on.

I've written about him before in my blog, but the dashing guy in the hula skirt with the cigarette hanging out his mouth is my dad.  He served on base at Pearl Harbor during WWII.  While he didn't see much combat, he saw the devastation from battle everyday at the hospital there.  He joined the Navy his freshman year in college shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Memorial Day's also for remembering better family times.  As kids, Memorial Day was opening day at the public pool.  It always rained, so we spent a lot of time in swimsuits on the driveway whining for parents to drive us to the pool which in reality was NOT opening due to the cool rainy weather.

As adults with a young son, we'd drive to the Washington or Oregon beach for the holiday weekend. And in recent years, Craig and I have been on Isla Mujeres enjoying the solitude there.

This year, we are going to a barbeque.  I'm bringing the potato salad and pineapple guacamole, and in reality, even though it's Arizona, it may be too cool for the pool.

Wherever you are, hope you spend a nice Memorial Day with memories, family and friends!


Monday, May 18, 2015

More Grab Bag Pics

Maybe I already posted this one, but it's my fave photo from May 2014.  

Sometimes I stump myself.  I'm guessing this guy stands out Sac Bajo way?

This truck looks cartoonish.  I'd like to take the ape for a spin!

I've failed the hip and cool test.  I thought Kokonuts closed years ago.  

This has to be Miguel's front porch.

Tree of Lost Souls?

Once again I'm stumped, but I'm thinking Mogagua?

I water walked this morning, lunched with friends, trimmed shrubs, ate leftover pizza for dinner, took a walk, saw a large coiled rattlesnake in the road, and watched three more episodes of Grace and Frankie (check it out on Netflix for laughs). Just one more of  #100HappyDays

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Do Not Close to the Cliff!

I didn't heed the warning sign -- Do Not Close to the Cliff.  Last June I fell off and it's taken me almost a year to regain my sassy, but I am so over it!

Today it suddenly hit me that I have a month's worth of barely used photo files from May/June 2014. I found a big grab bag full of surprises!

Notice all the mojitos lined up on this counter at Varadero?  They're waiting for my summer return!