Sunday, August 22, 2010

Awwwwww!

A few Saturday's back was an exceeptionaly fun day.  I went with my theater friends to see Shakespeare by the Sea - Twelfth Night.  We left my house at about 3:45 and arrived at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro around 4:20. 
The moment we stepped out of the car I felt as if we'd just traveled around the world...not because the ride was so long or because the company was so boring.  It just looked so different and something about it gave me the feeling I was a tourist.
We walked down to where the outdoor seating is and decided since it was still early (the show didn't start until 8:00), we'd wander around and see the grounds.  Lucky, as we were, we were walking past the Lighthouse when we were made aware that you can actually go inside the beautiful thing.  This is a lighthouse that was built in 1874....it's older than me!  Yea...I like things that are older than me.  It was beautiful; filled with antique furniture, an old iron that could knock any misbehaving husband out for a few days, an ice chest (better known today as a refridgerator), beds, just about anything you'd need in 1874. 
We made our way up to the Lighthouse huffing and puffing the entire
way.  It's amazing what a few years will do to your stamina. The view was stupendous.  It made me wish that for just an hour I could step back into that time to get a full understading of how it might have felt.                  

After our lighthouse adventure we mosied down to the seating area again and met up with more friends, ate our dinner and then set out to see more of the grounds.  As Wendy tried to look for seeds in some of the flowers (just shows what age we've come in to), a family of racoons crossed the path and climbed up into a tree nearby.  Apparently that tree has some type of berry on it and this little family were hungry.
Berry Hungry Family of Racoons
We hung around and photographed the Racoons until they'd had enough and started to hiss at us.  I'm not all that educated on the lifes of Racoons but I somehow recall hearing that they carry rabies.  Needless to say, we were outta there!

There was time to sit, chat, and laugh before the show began.....
The show was wonderful; the group of actors fantastic!  I think it only fair to say, a good time was had by all!

5 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, this is enchanting, SO FUN!!! Isn't it fun to have such an experience, that literally takes you TO ANOTHER WORLD? What a gorgeous spot; I had never seen this before, but I don't think I had ever been to San Pedro! EVERYONE LOOKS FABULOUS! I LOVE YOU....hope all is well. You look splendid.

Your cousin, Anita

bunny said...

This does sound like a lot of fun...imagine...fun at our age...oops, I mean your age...ha, ha...your older than me...by a lot...lol

Seriously, sometimes you just gotta get out of your familiar surroundings and just put yourself in another world...sometimes I just don't wanna go back...sometimes.

bun

Rattus Scribus said...

Marie,
WOW what a beautiful place. I see your pictures of the lighthouse and am reminded that there's nothing like beautiful homes and landscape on the sea. Glad you had a great time. Please give our love to everyone.
Ruben

Debbie said...

I LOVE THAT FLAMECO PICTURE OF YOU ... You sould make it bigger. p.s. i emailed you from work but i want you to come to marie's tomorrow (sat) and i'll treat - bring the papers and i'll look at them.
xoxox
deb

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma belle cousine, thank you for coming by yesterday. Thank you as well for your kind and encouraging comments; I have FIFTY students this year and that is what is giving me a tickle in my stomach! Plus, I have to learn a HUGE curriculum of English language arts, but you know, it will all come together. I run on adrenaline A LOT and I will get through it. God DOES HAVE A PLAN and when I think that I have taught math in French, I can do this. heeeeee.... as I say this nervously! The math thing really cracks me up and I say, "God must have a REAL sense of humor" because I have not only taught math, but I have even tutored in math, in French....MOI, ME, she who struggled....but HE does have a plan for all of us, to BLOW US AWAY with His grace and purpose. Carry on, and I can't wait to hear what INCREDIBLE MIRACLES HE WILL BE DOING IN YOUR LIFE!!!!! Love you always, Anita