Wednesday, August 31, 2011

From the Weekend...

(photo courtesy of SF Weekly) It began with this amazing performer.

There was hiking.

There was balancing.

There was rock building.

And the building of a Jacuzzi in the river!

There was lots of swimming.

Ending with a shopping trip to Poot's House of Cactus.

"What I like about camping is you can get really dirty. Either you're all by yourself, so no one else sees you, or everyone you're with is just as dirty as you are, so nobody cares."
~ Anonymous former Boy Scout

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 44

Inuksuk may have been used for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for travel routes, fishing places, camps, hunting grounds, places of veneration, drift fences used in hunting or as a food cache.
~ Wikipedia Definition

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's A S'mores-Gasbord!

Did you know August 10th was national S'mores day? Well, it inspired me to celebrate my birthday by gathering a fire and roasting some fluffy goodness! Of course I needed an invitation, this is what I came up with:

Found these awesome boxes at Kelly Paper and also bought a pack of brown paper labels to print the addresses and invitations.

I filled the invites with a mini S'mores kit.

Then the fun part came, shopping for different ingredients!

I found huge 2x2x2 giant and striped marshmallows at Candy Warehouse!

Home baked goodness!

This is how the S'mores-Gasbord came out:

This is how things looked when the sun went down:

What could be better? Friends, treats and fire! I truely live for these moments!

Ham Porter: Hey, Smalls, you wanna s'more?
Smalls: Some more of what?
Ham Porter: No, do you wanna s'more?
Smalls: I haven't had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?
Ham Porter: You're killing me Smalls! These are s'more's stuff! Alrite now pay attention. First you take the graham, you stick the chocolate on the graham. Then you roast the 'mallow. When the 'mallows flaming... you stick it on the chocolate. Then cover with the other end. Then you scarf. Kind of messy, but good!
~The Sandlot

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

All Aboard!

You guessed it...we went to Roaring Camp in Felton! It's one of those places I always see in Sunset magazines that I said to myself "I must check that place out!"

The best thing about this place (besides cruising through the redwoods) is you can bring the fur babies!

As I mentioned, the train goes through the redwoods and makes a stop to enjoy this amazing redwood tree ring.

This a probably the home of a massive spider.

This is what Roaring camp calls "the shot of the day."

Definitely a place to check out if you get the opportunity.

"I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger."
~ Harriet Tubman

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 43

"Amazing friends; summer nights; Chocolate ice cream; mud slide fights; Half the summer is gone already So lets spend the rest of it; slow and steady."
~ Unknown

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What is it about Pinball...

That made us stay 4 hours at Pacific Pinball and play until our fingers fell off?
K and I took advantage of a long weekend and checked out places that are in our own neighborhood that we haven't been to, but always talked about.

First stop was this awesome place!

They carry pinball machines from 1800's-1980's

For a mere $15 you can play all the pinball your heart desires! Including the juke box, which I took advantage of and played all the classic 80's jams you can think of!

Love the graphics on these machines!

I couldn't get K out of the 80's pinball room...

Seriously...he would not leave to go check out older machines...

Like this one!

But I must admit my favorite was in the 80's room...Road Show!!!

Our pinball excursion was followed up with this:

Stay tuned for our next excursion. I'll give you a hint: Trains

“Why do people in ship mutinies always ask for "better treatment"? I'd ask for a pinball machine, because with all that rocking back and forth you'd probably be able to get a lot of free games.”
~ Jack Handy (Saturday Night Live)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 42

Guess what we did last weekend?

"Truly wonderful the mind of a child is"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Should Hand Over the Camera...

Because K took this awesome photo! It looks like a watercolor, but it's actually the reflection of the hills in the water. It's nice to see a different perspective, from your own.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
~ Elliott Erwitt

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 41

For those of you who don't know, when I win the lotto my first purchase WILL be a 1959 Cadillac...just sayin'

"My high salary for one season was forty-six thousand dollars and a Cadillac."
~ Duke Snider

Monday, August 08, 2011

From the Weekend...

The sweetest napkins drying the old school the sun.

Teacups delivered by the postman.

Nothing like crafting in the sunshine.

The best hairdo I saw this weekend.

Shadow kisses that make it look like I have no neck.

Enough said.

"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."
~ Bill Watterson