Friday, August 28, 2009

Mid-State Fair Part One: Good Ol'Western Fun

Earlier this August, we headed to the
California Mid State Fair
for some good ol'fashioned Cowboy Fun!
Below are some of my shots from the day...

A young cowboy contemplating his next ride...

Love the worn out signs...
A little glitter is always good!
And there's also good ol'Abe...

Don't forget your ribbon too!

And some great music to boot...

I've got more Fair posts in the works... stay tuned!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

When in Truckee...

If you're ever in Truckee, California,
you must visit the Truckee Variety Co. shop.
Kids going crazy after a long car ride?
Are things getting a little tight in the cabin
and you needed a break?
This store has everything you'd ever need to satisfy any young one,
or anyone who's just plain young at heart!
There's the bins of plastic animals
(anyone up for a game of zoo?)
Plastic wind up toys to play with...
More rows of assorted stuff...
all kinds of stuff...
and even a wall of gag toys.
You know the kind,
the whoppee cushion,
the fly in the ice cube...
those gag toys!

There's plenty more to see
as you can tell by my son's expression!
Puzzles, art supplies, games, cars and more...
So, when in Truckee, make sure you take time to stop!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Find a Good Book, a Relaxing Spot and Enjoy August!

We're enjoying our last couple of weeks of summer here in beautiful Lake Tahoe! Late July and August has been chalk-full of fun; a roadtrip, a state fair, and much more. I'm working on many posts to show the fun.

In the meantime, why don't you grab a book, hop into one of these Adirondack chairs above, and enjoy these last few days of summer!

Can you hear the stream? It's right next to the chairs above!

What about the wild flowers? There's still as gorgeous as ever!

When the wind has picks up in the afternoon, head inside and find another comfortable spot to finish that book!

By the way, I'm knee deep reading "The Help," by Kathryn Stockett. What an amazing read! It's keeping me up late into the night. If you get a chance, definitely give it a read.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Blog!

All Festive Birthday Cake Images from Betty Crocker Website

Today is the second birthday of my blog! Part of me feels like I've been blogging for longer than 2 years, it's become such a integral part of my life... Although I only blog once or twice a week, (besides this last 2 weeks when I was on vacation,) I must admit, I think about my blog a lot more often than that... new ideas I should post, taking lots of pictures, etc, etc.!

Just the other day, I reread my first post, To Blog or Not To Blog. It was a great reminder of why I decided to create a blog.

So, on those days I fret about what to post... and/or whether anyone would want to read it, I have to remind myself time sure does fly by, so any attempt to capture memories, ideas or musings is a good thing!

Thanks for reading!

P.S. I had fun surfing Betty Crocker's website to find fun cake ideas. Check out their Happy Birthday Ideas page for more pics!