Monday, September 28, 2009

We had a Busy Weekend...

GR&DF the title says it all!! We had a house full and it was a busy, busy weekend!! Rico's cousin from Kansas City (not St Louis as I had originally thought) flew into SF on Saturday evening and will be with us the whole week. She is really a great person and yesterday we spent running around the city.

Let me back track a bit - on Friday afternoon Rico's mom and nieces and great niece drove up from the Valley for a shortish visit and to see the cousin. On Saturday they all went to Pier 39 and Dale and I ran around to the garage/estate sales - There was very little out there and I only picked up a couple books. But they had better luck shopping on the Pier and here is the baby in a fairy costume from the fairy store on the Pier....


Standing is not one of the things she can do yet - but rolling over and trying to crawl she can do very well!!

After the sales and a quickie lunch Dale and I ran out to the Spirit Store at the Mall. The Spirit Store is a temporary store space for the Hallowe'en Season that is just jammed packed with some of the most ghoulish and outrageous things you could ever imagine. Here in the SF area there are a few of them that pop up this time of year. The reason for the visit was for Dale. He has a big party on Hallowe'en every year so he needed to pick up a few things. We also stopped on at Party City to check out their scary stuff.

Now back to Sunday - after Mom and the nieces took off for home - we took off for downtown and the Civic Center Farmers Market. I of course can't go any where without my camera and so I took some snaps. Here is one from in front of City Hall -

and here are some beautiful greens at the market....

and here is someone looking for a hand out....

This little guy leads me onto the next part of Sunday's adventure. I often forget that we are so close to the ocean and never visit - I will see it from different places running around but just never make the effort to get down to the beach. Well, yesterday was so nice and the cousin wanted to see the sea so we trotted on over and it was certainly worth the visit - just a gorgeous bright blue sky and a warm breezy breeze..... and here are some snaps......

Looking north towards the Marin Headlands - the white building is the famous Cliff House.

We didn't take our hounds but there where plenty of others frolicking in the freezing cold surf.

and if you look very close you can see a surfer on that wave, there were lots and lots of surfers trying to catch any wave they could.

There were the sandcastles being washed out to sea as fast as they could be built it up. The tide had turned and was coming in so it was melting very fast.

The last snap will be Rico - he braved the freezing water and waded out into the briny murk!!

I stitched about 2 mins all weekend so no snaps of any cross stitching!!
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!!

Take care,
edgar

19 comments:

Sharlotte said...

What a great weekend you had! Nothing like visiting with a housefull of family! And that beach looks like heaven! You must have felt like you had a mini-vacation! Glad you all enjoyed yourselves and each other!

Carol R said...

A sweet little girl in her fairy costume!

Great beach pictures - you know I like beaches - not the pebbly ones here though!

Sadie said...

Wow, what a weekend! It is always a pleasure to see what you have been up to and as always, great snaps!

Peggy Lee said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Love the picture with the perfect row of trees...and the beach.

Alf N Stitches said...

I want to run around with you next weekend! You always do so many fun things!

Cindy F. said...

What an adorable fairy!!!

Love your beach pics....heaven!

Margaret said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend. Love the fairy costume! She's all set for Halloween now. :D Love the market and ocean pics too. Ah the ocean! I'll take it anywhere!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful shots, as always. Edgar, your photos are probably as close as I will ever get to San Francisco, so I really appreciate them! Also, the fairy princess is perfect.

Kathy said...

Sounds like you all had a fabulous weekend. loved the photos. Especially the one of the little fairy. :)

Gaynor said...

Wow...I dont know what I am more jealous of! That wonderful beach or the sun (a continuing theme lol) or the fact you do halloween in such a big way! It isnt really celebrated here but I would love to see done as only the USA can do it rof!!!!

Very brave Rico...I don't do cold water but I can admire those brave enough to go in up the knees...Surfing? Another name for madness methinks..I would rather sit on the beach and stitch!

Myriam said...

Brrrrrrr! J'ai froid pour Rico!
Mais quel week-end ...sur les chapeaux de roues dit-on en français.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing more beautiful photos! I love the beach so I really enjoyed looking at those. Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

Siobhan said...

What a cutie patootie fairy! She is so sweet. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

The fairy princess is darling and your adventures are always a feast for they eyes. Love the pic of the trees in front of was it city hall - geesh, I already forgot. Anyway, great pics, thanks for sharing!

Maggee said...

Sunset Beach is something I always loved. We went there every Saturday morning with my Dad and all the neighborhood kids--we were hunting for treasures, like perfect sea shells and such. Now I am in Virginia Beach, where the water is nice and WARM!! I do love it dearly! I think I will post a picture of the tradition passed down to MY children on my blog this week! Thanks for the memories again!

J Rae said...

She looks so adorable in that costume!

Sounds like you had a nice, busy weekend.

StitchWiz said...

Oh Edgar...I live for trips to the beach. Hubby and I have decided (if all goes well) that we will move back down to the NC coast. My body doesn't like Pittsburgh weather! So your photos just set me to longing again.
That baby is so sweet and just FABULOUS in her little fairy outfit. There is a fashionista in the making! lol!

Kathy A. said...

Another fun filled weekend. You take such wonderful photos Edgar. I look forward each post to see what you come up with next.

Littlebit said...

Always look forward to seeing what you guys are up to. What a darling little fairy! I need a camera for my purse...stopped a a traffic light the other day, and on the sign in the median sat a beautiful hawk. He stayed there the whole time we were stopped, like he was just waiting for a camera.