Friday, September 9, 2011


Hi everyone,

I have lots of photos to share. I'll only share a few today. Mainly because I'm running out of room on my USB drive. It's time to buy another one soon :) :) So here's just a taste of where I live...

One of the first things I did was take a trip to Pacific Grove. It's right next to Monterey. There's a knitting shop there that I remember visiting years ago. It's still in business :) :) Yes, of course, I bought some sock yarn :) :) Here are three more photos of the place.

The hydrangeas are just gorgeous and pink. I love pink.
This is part of the Lighthouse Produce stand here in Pacific Grove. They have some really good organic produce, as well as international foods.  This particular produce stand operates in a former repair shop for cars.
You'll also notice  a sign for "The Farm Hen". It's the cutest little shop that sells the best vintage stuff I've ever seen. I'll definitely plan to visit this place again, soon :)
Most of the produce is sold inside the former garage/mechanic repair shop.

The rest of the produce is covered by these tents. I think that's very thoughtful. It keeps the fruit from getting burned by the sun.
The rest of these photos are of the ocean in Monterey, California. The weather is really shifty here. We do get sun. We also get lots of mist/fog from the ocean, since we are a city built on the ocean.
These particular shots are of the old fisherman's wharf here in town. 

Those are all my photos for the moment. I would have shared more, except my USB drive is running out of space :) :) Good thing, otherwise, I would have posted a boatload more worth of photos here today :) :)

That's the news from the Pacific Ocean today. Love and hugs, Heather

p.s. I'm working on different "sign offs" for my blog.  If you think of any ideas, please let me know :) :) :)

I'M STILL HERE :) :) :)

Hi everyone :) :) :)

I just wanted to let you know that I'm still here. My dad and I are settling down some. I've taken a proverbial boatload of photos already. So I'll make sure and get a new post full of photos up by this weekend :) :) How are you all doing?

I really love the weather here in Monterey. It's consistently in the 60s. Now we are by the ocean, so we get a lot of ocean mist here, too. It's really beautiful.

Monterey has a very interesting history.  If you click here, you can read a Wikipedia article about Monterey. It was founded June 3rd, 1770 by Father Juanipero Serra and Gaspar de Portola (then governor of Baja and Alta California).  There is still a lot of Spanish/Mexican influence all over this area. It's just breathtaking...that and the fact that I get to see the ocean every day :) :) 

Well, since I"m not in Oregon anymore, I'll have to change my "sign off" for my blog posts :) :)  What do you all suggest?  That's the news from the California coast today. Love and hugs, Heather :)