Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I wanted to thank you for all the warm kind comments regarding yesterdays post. Those are the warm cyber hugz I enjoy!! This morning is cooler than yesterday and I have my little eclectic fire going on low to take the chill of my little space - and warm hugz are so welcome!! I heard that we are to be getting cooler weather as the week goes on so I may have to break out a jacket or something.
Now on to the rest of Saturday. We made or usually trek over to the thrift shops on Geary Street and made a stop at our famous Columbarium. A side note about SF - there are only a couple of very small cemeteries in the city today. Since we are a peninsula ( 7 x 7 miles) land is very valuable. In the early days of the city the Richmond District was where the cemeteries were located - out of the way and far from downtown. As the city grew across the peninsular towards the Pacific the cemeteries were relocated to Colma, CA down south of the city. The only remaining part left was the beautiful Columbarium building.
Now run by the Neptune Society it is one of the only places that you can be buried in San Francisco. It is a beautiful and historic space. Whenever I travel I visit graveyards and cemeteries - always have and probably always will. I of course had my camera along and took some snaps....... here they are... enjoy....
The outside of the Columbarium
The entrance is very impressive.
Looking up from a lower side aisle
One of the lovely windows.
Another lovely window.
Even the ceilings have these inset stained glass windows.
Looking up from the ground floor into the cupola and occulus. This is a gorgeous place and well worth a visit. I know that some find it a bit creepy, but it is a quiet and lovely final resting place.
On Sunday after mass we trotted off to.....
Noah's for a quick bite - gotta love that challah roll with a schmear and bacon!! Then we ran to Trader Joe's for some quick snacks ... we were off to the beach to kick back and relax.
We stopped back home on the way where I grabbed a basket and filled it with the snacks and drinks. We also grabbed the who-hounds and the quilt to sit on and off we went.....
It was beautifully sunny and a cool breeze was blowing off the water. We were there a few hours and it was great. Even the who-hounds had a good time. Mostly they were keyed up by all the people and other dogs, but they eventually settled down and enjoyed the crashing waves, sun and breeze.
Lolly dug herself a damp and cool spot in the sand.
She would jump up every now and then to shake off the sand.
Monday we stayed in and I made a pot roast. Paulette over at Plum Street Samplers posted the recipe and it was simply super de duper!!
With some biscuits it was a great warm meal for a chilly evening. I also baked up a cake.....
Called "Holiday Cake" I added the glaze - I'll post that recipe tomorrow - pretty easy and tasty.
There you go sports fans. Our three day weekend - very easy, very all about nothing special - more of a stay-cation. Thanks for stopping by do come again.