Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Some Weekend Things.....

Gentle Friends, sorry about no posting yesterday, but we had no connectivity at all until almost 9:30am , and by that time I needed to be in full "work" mode, and not "girding my loins" mode for the day....  

Our weekend started on Friday evening with a fun dinner at the Beach Chalet, not that the food is that good, it isn't, but the view is super and it was early enough to be able to watch the sun sink in the west (if the fog had not been so dense, that would have happened...)  we were having dinner with a friend of ours who lives out in the Outer Sunset, near this restaurant, so it was a good choice.  I got some snaps....


,,,,, looking north towards the Marin Headlands, the Cliff House is on the right... and we watched this...

... large ship bringing things from China into port... and watched this....


......... large ship going out of the Golden Gate on a cruise....

... and here they are passing each other, with some of wind surfers that were out that evening.
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Saturday found us out and about thrifting and at one of the estate Sales was the mother load of royal books - the focus was the 20th century and the Windsor, and especially Diana, Princess of Wales.  I found some things.... and here's the haul..

I found a couple of old Life magazines featuring the Duke of Windsor, also a couple of great books specifically about Royal "stuff" The Royal Jewels and 100 years of Royal Style.  In the piles of books and things I found 5 copies of "A Kings Story: The Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor. At one of the thrift shops I got a couple of DVD's and the Christmas Book and CD.  It was a pretty good day!!
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Here is a snap of where I am with the ABC's of Christmas...

... it's coming right along!!

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

9 comments:

cucki said...

Aww so much fun..and very sweet stitching...
Big hugs x

Vicki said...

The photos of the ships were awesome! We're heading over to SD for the weekend at the end of June and I hope to see some great ocean sights.

Margaret said...

Your stitching is wonderful! I loved Master and Commander. The books were good too. And all the royal stuff is great! Neat pics of the view from the restaurant. Too bad the food isn't as good as the view!

Linda said...

Great stitching as always Edgar. I love the pictures of the ships. They look so close to each other when there passing. Were they close of does the pic just make it look that way.

Linda

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like a wonderful, coastal dinner spot to me! With great, royal thrifting to boot - yah! Christmas really will be here before we know it. Hugs!

ginnyt said...

I love books about the royals!!! Living here in Va. Beach, we often see those container ships, as well as Navy ships; Love your blog!!!

Shelly said...

Great pictures of the ships! They look like they're just-right-there! This from a land-locked Arizonan. Nice finds too. ABCs of Christmas is looking pretty good!

Barb said...

Even with the fog, it was beautiful.Looks like a good week-end at the sales and great progress on stitching.

Julie said...

I love to watch ships, great snaps.