Carol, Margaret, Ralph and I met at D’Angelo’s Bakery at nine this morning for a wonderful visit and yummy breakfast as part of the weekend long celebration of Carol’l birthday. It was very nice to catch up and have a prolonged visit with old and dear friends. Click on the diners to see five nice enlargements of our get together.
It being the 28th of April and a Saturday into the bargain many of the “Usual Suspects” met at Sage Hill campground for the annual Aliso Canyon Trail hike. It was a warm and beautiful day and a very nice outing. At trail’s end Cathy O popped some wonderful chocolate cupcakes out of her cute new Fiat and we all enjoyed a birthday treat with the birthday girl. Clicking on the montage above displays some nice shots of our day.
In addition here are two videos from our outing. In the first you can view an enactment of one of the seven deadly sins. In the second I demonstrate proper hiking techniques in the back country.
As I was cycling along the path down near the harbor I spied ten Datsun Fair Ladies parked along Cabrillo Boulevard. I remember when these were first brought into the United States back in the mid 60’s. Seeing them again reminded me what nice sporty cars they were, and remain. Seven of the ten had Oregon plates with two from California and one British Columbia. Click on the image above to see a larger version then click forward for two more montages, one displaying “Fair Lady” logos to advantage.
Cynthia, Tom, and I drove to Buellton where Cynthia and I had a wonderful breakfast at Ellen’s while Tom met his friend Matt and rode away 45 minutes before we could stagger out to our bikes to follow.
We rode the usual Buellton, Foxen, Drum loop. Cynthia and I had a great time. Arriving back at the car we loaded the bikes on the Volvo then chased after Tom. When we caught him he had added another 27 miles to his fast ride for the day.
There are two versions of our day. Number one above is the slow, static slideshow with my incisive, interesting comments. Number two below is a video covering the same ground in 25 seconds, so very 2012.
To celebrate Carol’s getting an A+ on this morning’s exam we trundled off to “The Enterprize Fish Company” so she could relievedly enjoy a favorite treat, LOBSTER. The video, I think, says it all.
Along the bikepath by the Bird Refuge, Palm Park, and the Wharf playing with my new Canon S100. Most of these video patches are using the S100’s “Miniature Mode”, very fun.