Saturday, August 27, 2011

Leo Carrillo Film Festival 2011

Today was the first night of the Leo Carrillo Film Festival.
The last Friday of August and every Friday in September the Carlsbad Parks and Recreation Department presents a Leo Carrillo film.
The city of Carlsbad bought part of the movie star’s ranch. It was a large working cattle ranch.
All what is left of the beautiful Hacienda is the living quarters, stables, barns and gardens.
The rest became housing developments.
While we were waiting to get dark a little girl got up and started dancing.
Everybody brings food and wine and the atmosphere is like a large picnic
The entertainment started with a short “The Cisco Kid” movie and the main feature was “What’s Cookin?”
It was a musical with Leo Carrillo and the Andrew Sisters.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Beta Sigma Phi Picnic 2011

Today we took the motorhome down to San Diego, to the Mission Bay Park, for our second annual get together with Doreen’s women’s group.
Doreen and I hosted the affair. We had bought bratwurst from Tip Top European Delicatessen. Big John’s sausages are always a hit.
I also had hamburgers on the grill and we served Doreen’s potato salad and my broccoli salad. The rest of the group brought dessert and munchies. I heated up the beans on the Coleman stove.
The group gets smaller every year. We had a good time. The weather was perfect. Twenty miles inland the temperature is in the high nineties while on the coast it is in the seventies.
Doreen and I had arrived at 10:00 AM to make sure we get two tables in the gazebo. Everybody else came at 2:00 PM.
We set up the tables, two small BBQ grills and the Coleman stove. We had brought six chairs which came in handy.
A small bus from a senior home came and the driver asked us whether they could share the gazebo with us. We told them to go ahead and Doreen offered the chairs. Most of the people used walkers.
The drivers and the nurse came back to the motorhome and asked us whether they could get food from the In and Out Burger for us. They were getting lunch for their group. We told them that we were cooking lunch pretty soon.
Until our group arrived we did some reading and I did spent time on my computer. Doreen also did some knitting.
After the picnic Doreen and I stayed until the traffic got lighter. Going on I-5 during rush hour is no fun.
We watched young boys play soccer and people exercise.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Convair Camping Club August Luncheon

This was another fine day for gaining weight, but I do not want to get any heavier.
The Convair Camping Club had their August outing today at the Marie Callender restaurant in La Mesa.
In August we do not go anywhere because of the heat.
We had a good group and the food and company was very good.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Carlsbad Village Arts Fair

We went this morning to down town Carlsbad for the Village Arts Fair. Several streets were closed for this affair.
We still do not have summer weather at the coast. The high for the day was 68 degrees F.
Ten miles inland they have blue skies and sun. We have the marine layer with dark skies.
The weather is perfect though for walking at the fair.
We met our neighbors Sue and Ken Pace. They were also enjoying the displays. A lot of the vendors had beautiful items made of glass and wood.
I was busy last week working on the motorhome. The new backup camera works very well. The seven inch monitor is a lot better than the little one on the old system.
I had to drill a ¾ inch diameter hole in the back wall of the motorhome to get the connector from the harness through.
The same size hole was required through the cabinets in the bedroom, and twice in the floor, one hole out in the back and one hole in, in the front of the motorhome.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Morgan Road Block Party

Today we had our annual block party.
It is always nice to meet our neighbors. Of course there are some which never show up.
But this is their problem; we have fun.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Back home again.

I did already some of the work on the motorhome. The light for the step is working again and the broken blind in the living room is fixed.
Cleaning the motorhome was a big task this time. We parked under some trees and I had a difficult time to remove the mess.
Now I am waiting for the backup camera, which I ordered from Costco.
I also caught up with the yard work.
Unfortunately my back is hurting again. I felt good while we were traveling.
I also finished my autobiography. This was time consuming, especially getting the pictures lined up.
Every time I added a picture I remembered something else. I have to stop now or I will be doing this for another few years.

Today I went to the Convair tooling luncheon in Santee. It is summer and most of the people are traveling or doing other things. We were a very small group.