Thursday, June 30, 2011
Friday Fragments, Episode #152
I'm back from vacation and full of little bits and pieces/observations and tidbits, so today I will share "Vacation Fragments." You, of course, are welcome to unclutter your mind of any type you like (but keep it Rated PG, okay?). For more information about Friday Fragments, please click on the tab above.
For other vacation posts from this week, check out some of our pics from Oceanside and my meet-up with Unknown Mami.
I really, really love the attitudes of folks from San Francisco. Everyone is so incredibly laid-back, and I'm really not exaggerating; it was nice. An example of this is what I found when I took out the sandwich I had bought to eat on the hiking trail in Muir Woods...
In case you missed it, it reads, "Med Muse Made with Love." (The sandwich was called Mediterranean Muse, and it was delicious, probably because of the "love.")
I find it kind of humorous that in northern California, they are all about organic stuff--no artificial anything for those folks, but take a trip down-state to Los Angeles, and they're all about fake everything--fake boobs, fake teeth, fake hair, etc. I'm really grateful not to have the pressures of either. [Yes, I realize I'm overgeneralizing here--There may be a few exceptions to each of my observations.haha]
I don't think there are any overweight San Franciscans.
It's really too bad that if you live in the city, you have to be rich to be religious about eating organic foods.
When I offered my niece some of my Coffee-Mate, French Vanilla creamer (travel packets), she replied (sweetly), "No thank you; I don't put anything in my body that's not real." I thought that was adorable, and I don't mean that in a patronizing way; I think it's awesome that she is committed to treating her body with respect, especially since she's pregnant (and not drinking coffee anyway). As someone who drinks very little that doesn't come from a can or packet of mysterious powder, I kind of admire that.
I took a lot of pics on our trip. I just loved all the gorgeous flowers I found (especially in my friend Kandee's flower beds). Here's one of my favorites.
Isn't it breathtakingly beautiful? I just love it and the effect that just looking at it has on my mood.
I wrote several travel reviews for TripAdvisor when I was gone. If you're interested, you'll find them here. (My TripAdvisor username is CBean63.)
Here's a travel tip: If you're a fan of private bathrooms, television, refrigerators, and air conditioning (not to mention handicap accessibility), never choose a "historic" hotel to stay in while on vacation. Just sayin'.
Gay Pride Parade--
We went to the parade simply out of curiosity; that curiosity has been satisfied and then some.
I don't read many books (just blogs, mostly), but I do read a few books a year, and while on vacation, I read Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt. I'm so happy I did, because it was wonderful. It's about a young girl (CeeCee) whose mom is mentally ill and how CeeCee copes and then ends up moving to Savannah, Georgia. This book just touched my heart (and made me want to visit Savannah).
Kyle and I put on more than a thousand miles on our vacation (and that's after we got off the plane!). Next time, I think I might choose a smaller state to visit.
Okay, it's your turn to unload your fragments now. I made some adjustment to the linky thing, and hopefully, it will go more smoothly today. As long as you have a backlink (link from your blog to www.halfpastkissintime.com in your post somewhere), it should work. Please be sure to stop by at least a few other fragmenters. It's set to list links in "random" order right now. If I get more than a few requests to leave it at Oldest-First, I'll switch it. Thanks for your patience!
P.S. The cute flip-flops and sunglasses dividers are freely shared by Photobucket user, Angwbc. Thanks, Ang!