Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Out of Africa, Camp Verde, AZ

Last week when I was in Camp Verde, AZ, cousins Jim and Pat took me on an African Safari  and I got to sit on Boom Boom. Two years ago when I visited Out of Africa, Boom Boom was still alive; unfortunately, he died just after I last saw him in 2012.
I am now in Pojoaque, NM, and will be going to Colorado Springs next week.
Warmest regards, Gus

Monday, March 24, 2014

Emerald Cove on the Colorado River

I went over to meet with some friends for happy hour this afternoon and two new friends showed up to see if there was any food. There are many "wild" burrows in the area and you have to use care while driving down the road. The other night we had five of them eating the palm trees next to the motorhome.
I am leaving the area (Parker, AZ) tomorrow and will spend about two weeks at Camp Verde, which is between Phoenix and Flagstaff. The temperature here the past few days had been in the high 80s.
Warmest regards, Gus

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mission San Juan Capistrano

On Friday, Betty and I traveled West from Menifee through Lake Elsinore to San Juan Capistrano and visited the Mission which was founded in 1776. The swallows are due to return on St. Joseph's Day, March 19th.
We then drove down I-5 to Oceanside and ate at a restaurant at the Oceanside Harbor before returning home via highway #76 and I-15.
Warmest regdards, Gus

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Palm Springs Area

Yesterday I took Betty on a roadtrip. We left Menifee, drove to Temecula and then to this overlook on Highway #74. Behind us, looking North, is the Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Indio metropolitan area. Off in the distance to the North is Joshua Tree National Park.
It was a beautiful day after three days of rain over the weekend. I can't complain about the rain, though, as California needed the three inches we received and much more. And there was no snow where we are parked!! There was lots of snow to the Northwest in the Big Bear area.
Warmest regards, Gus

Monday, February 24, 2014

Palm Springs, CA

When I was in Palm Springs last month I visited the 26-foot Marilyn Monroe Statue that was on loan to the City. The statue is going to moved to Philadelphia in the near future.
While I was downton, I also attended a performance of the Fabulous Follies. The guest star of the Follies was Maureen McGovern, who sang "Over the Rainbow," "Blues in the Night," and seven other songs.
This is the last year (23rd) for the Palm Springs Fabulous Follies.
Warmest regards, Gus

Thursday, February 20, 2014

USS Midway, San Diego

Last week when I was in the San Diego area, I took the trolley tour and stopped at the USS Midway and got to see this statue representing the iconic picture taken in New York City during the parade at the end of WWII.
While in San Diego I was able to get to Coronado Island several times, and it brought back memories of my trip there in December 2009 when I went with Sami to run on the beach by the Coronado Hotel. Sami is still happy to be with Chris and Dani in Colorado Springs.
I have very fortunate to be in Southern California this winter, where the weather has been great.

I am still trying to "fix" my blog connection issues. Hope this finds all well.
Warmest regards. Gus
I apologize for not posting anything recently. I have been having trouble with my connection to the blog. I hope to get the technical problems resolved soon so I can post some pictures from Palm Springs and San Diego.
I am currently in Menifee, CA, and will be here for several weeks.
Warmest regards. Gus