Monday, June 25, 2012

Pismo Beach Classic Car Show 2012

Blurred Woody

Here it is already a week since the Pismo Beach Classic Car Show and I guess it always astonishes me the time it takes to carve out a bit of the day to go through the images and then pick some (that's a hard part) then edit and post in a few different places.

Blended Reflections

My daughter was coming home for the weekend, Father's Day and to pick up her deployed hubby's car that we had stored, (he is almost home!!!) I had seen a local "Meetup" sponsored by Light Workshops based in Los Osos, CA and decided to join a handful of other photographers to shoot for the morning.

Classic on the Pier

Met at 6:30am...not bad, but it was a Saturday morning and Angela got in the night before.  But, being the troopers we are for a photo shoot with friends, we shot down the canyon and parked just a block away from meeting everyone.

Clear Skies! in Pismo!  in June!  at least for a bit.
It was a great time to be out and before the massive crowds arrived.

For the Love of Fins   

Reflections of Pismo   
We started in the street across from Splash Cafe, and then into the area with some great classics as they chose their spots for the day.  Incredible works of art.

Interior Art Work

Moody V8 

And out on the in the fog, how perfect!

Classic on the Pier

Watching & Taking Notes...Hal "Bull" Schmitt  

Semper Fi...Always    

Ride the Rocket 

Rockin Red Interior-Ranchero
We had a great time.
Will be back for more.  Enjoy and come see us next year!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day 2012

the Queen & King

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there, young and old...
Miss you papa....

me & dad

The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother.

Ivan, Terry and Angela
and to my Dad in Law, Clyde.  A great father to his 4 kids.

Flying the Helicopter is great!
 Love you all...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Flag Day 2012

Red White & Blue
 June 14, 2012, Thursday is Flag Day .  Long may she wave.

Old Edna Flying Proudly

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Lake Almanor, installment #4

comes Sunday, the last day of a most perfect weekend. 

Lakside Dawning

Again we wake to the sun directly across the lake and shining in the window.  

Morning Burst

I think I have slept the morning away and it is barely past 6am.  Coffee....and we have sugar!!  I love my in house barista!  

long tall Cat

This morning, we have access to a motorcycle, very familiar to us.  We have our coffee and head towards Lassen.  First we stop at Mineral, for breakfast.  A family run diner with history on every wall.  A great breakfast and then into the park.  There is still much snow, a bit chilly, but breathtaking.

At the Peak in LASSEN

A bit chilled

This is our last morning in this part of CA.  A most peaceful and breathtaking area of creation.

Looking Towards Lake Almanor

We went back to the campground, closed up, had lunch at Plumas Pines, a most excellent place to eat, right on the water front with great staff and owners to make you feel like family. 

And then it was time to go home and back to reality...

the new pilot pad

Morro Rock off the Wing

on approach back home

Thank you again to our dear friends.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

after the nap....

so after a GREAT nap, up in the Sierras, after a boat ride around Lake Almanor and a perfect picnic while floating in a cove, we decided to go out for a short kayak paddle.  A little to the west and a little to the east.  I have only kayaked 2x's before, but finding I really enjoy the slow, quiet pace.  That is except when it flips me into the water, but that's another story. 

No idea what bug this is, do you know?

Paddle like this?

You Just Launch Like this...oh #@!!!

Oh Yeah!
After a paddle around, without my camera, it was time to start the evening relaxing and dinner...steak, baked potatoes and corn on the cob...yummm

cleanup, then take in the evening wind down...

You Use my camera...ok, I'll use the phone... ;)


Lone Loon

Lassen Peak

Had to dip the tootsies

What Peacefulness Looks Like

Moon Rising

Pink Reflections

End of the Dock
and then it was g'night!