Friday, January 6, 2012

Greetings From Sunny Southern California!

Today is the last day of my "vacation."
I am a substitute teacher and today is the last "free" day I have to do whatever I want before I go back to work on Monday.
Everyone says, "wow, lucky you, you have three weeks off!" which yes, is nice, only I don't get paid for that time off so my next paycheck will be yikes ultra small.
The fun part, though, is that yes, we were able to do some nice things during that time.
How come I never remember to take pictures?
Everyone else takes pictures of everywhere they go, including places I would not think of taking pictures of, and then they make great photos and great posts.
Oh well. I am hoping one day I will learn.
For now, the only time I can get pics is if my hubby takes them, which he loves to do.
During our time off, of which my hubby also had a week off, we took my dad to the corporate headquarters of "In-N-Out."
I think In-N-Out is mostly only in California and that they are beginning to branch out a bit going east, so if you are not from here, particularly Southern California, you might not have heard of In-N-Out, but over here, they are super famous for great burgers. And at this particular store in Baldwin Park, they have company offices located several yards away from the restaurant, as well as a store that sells merchandise with their great artwork.
My dad loves In-N-Out, so we thought it would be fun to make a little outing of it to take him to go eat and then look at the company store.
Yes, I know.
Other teachers are spending their vacations going to Hawaii, Europe, or on a cruise.
Me, I go out to eat a burger and look at stores.
Anyway, the above photo is a pic of me and my dad, and if I do say so myself, I can't believe how beautiful my hair looks!
I know how that sounds, only you don't know how much trouble my hair always gives me, so yes, I am going to get thrilled and comment on how beautiful my hair looks. ;D
My hubby was taking pictures all over the place, but I really liked how this sign came out:

It includes one of my favorite images, which is of L.A.'s famous palm trees.
I don't know why I love them so much. Maybe because they are such an iconic symbol of beautiful, sunny, Southern California, and all the dreams they hold.
So I also included a photo of the real thing:

That's so I can show my cousin, who just moved back to the east coast, all she is missing.
She said that today the weather was going to move from freezing all the way up to 43 degrees.
Over here we have been enjoying sunny weather in the upper 80's, although today it moved down to a chilly 75 degrees.
Just had to rub it in, Cuz!
Hope you all had a great holiday time and that your New Year is already off to a good start!
'Til later,
Carol B.