Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Beautiful Utah

Young Master E woke up during our drive through Utah, and asked, "Are we in the Grand Canyon?". It was a reasonable question.

All of these were taken from a moving car. Please ignore the occasional window reflection.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Vegas to St George

I saw some absolutely amazing scenery between Camarillo and home. We were on the road for 3 days, and though we didn't stop often, I did manage to get a few good shots from the moving car.
 The Mojave. I've never driven through it before, and it's pretty amazing.
Also, hot. I think it was 105 or thereabouts, all day.

 The last of the palm trees, snapped at a gas stop.

 The first of a bazillion amazing rock shots (many of which will be posted tomorrow).

 I wasn't able to get a good shot of the Joshua Tree forests, but they're amazing- part cactus, part tree, all pokey and stark.

 More Mojave and Joshua Trees.

Interesting sculptures along the freeway in Nevada.

 Vegas, Baby.

 If anything had happened there, it would have stayed there. But nothing did.

 Excalibur and New York New York.

Someday, we'll have to go there to see what all the fuss is about.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday Tab- Golden Ben-Hur, 1959

Not exactly a paper doll, in our usual sense of the term, but cool nonetheless. I assume it was a movie tie-in.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Easy Peasy Very Quick Sticky Buns

It's not my recipe, but man, it's good. My only issue is that I tried to use two full tubes of large flaky biscuits in a single batch, and they came out a tad doughy in the center (remedied by 10 seconds in the microwave). Next time, I'll divide them out (or bake a few biscuits plain).

Also, I really really hate popping those tubes. They make me jump every time.

Ready for the oven.
Out of the oven.
Inverted and ready to eat.

 (Yeah, I know I promised travel pics... but isn't this a lot more yummy?)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Soon, I Promise...

I'm back home, but the older I get, the longer it takes me to recoup after a trip... especially an 1,800 mile car trip. It was wonderful, and I saw some amazing scenery, and I have some great pics, which I will post. Tomorrow, I hope.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

More pretty pics

The flowers here are glorious.

 The obligatory Bird of Paradise shot.

 Amazing Jacaranda in bloom.

Pretty Pictures

Man, we've been busy. I haven't been near a computer for 2 days, and we're hitting the road tomorrow (driving back to South Dakota, through Las Vegas, Utah, and Wyoming). I should get some cool desert pics on the way. I've never seen the Mojave from ground level, so it ought to be fascinating. And hot.

In the meantime, here are some pretty pictures.

 The beach in Carpenteria

 omigod, the chocolates...
 amazing burgers in this small shop in Ventura
 No clue what this flower is, but it's beautiful
 lovely courtyard lights
 The date palms are blooming
Side courtyard in Ventura