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Old 04-03-2013, 04:49 AM   #46
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I hope you make it to the Rose Bowl.
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I'm a little late getting here but I just wanted to say that I'm sorry your vacation in March got cancelled - what a bummer! However, it's great to see your upbeat attitude through it all and wonderful that you've used it to get so far ahead on your mortgage! Making your money work for you was a fantastic way to make up for the vacation that was lost!

Oh and Ladybug is SO darn cute!! I love dogs!



Welcome aboard to this zany but fun journey into SO CAL.

Ladybug is now aware of her small yet growing fan club & sends her regards via 2 paws up up
She is a Blue Tick Beagle & had a very very outgoing personality. She will engage you in a "conversation" very quickly and loves to chase the ball, etc.
And.......she is bilingual.


***SERIOUSLY ***


It took me a while to get her & I to "get it" (switching back and forth between the 2 languages) in how it ties back into the commands ("do you wanna go outside??, "Night Night," "You Hungry??" ,"Kitchen," "Sit Down PLease", "Ball!," "Towell! (She loves to munch on a towel), etc etc....
But now, she & I inneract just great; especially whenever we have to go to see her "Doctor."
Then it's such a treat for me to converse with her in Spanish and English whenever we see her (For her shots, etc) as the reactions from the other people in the waiting room are just priceless.


But......be aware cuz she sure has a sneaky side to her


More on her "sneakyness" on my next couple of installments I promise.




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I hope you make it to the Rose Bowl.

HHHHHmmmmmmm.........funny you make mention.
I promise to roll out all what I am doing on that day asap but I do make mention that (as those twin Brothers said in the Harry Potter Movie, "Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix"):


"I solemnly swear that I am up to absolutely no good" in relation to that day.



ANYWHO -


Tweakin'
Dec 31st & January 1st is almost done (I have been emailing just about everyone's "Mother" & asking them a ton of ?s) and I do say that it is looking very nice & will let the ol 'cat outta the bag' shortly.




Tho......
I do say that Grapevine (Texas) Wine tasting (set for April 16th in the pm) WAS CANCELED DUE TO 'LOW OCCUPANCY'...........
(just found about it today)


only one person was signed up for it..........


ME



So......I just emailed the contact over there to see if we can reschedule it for any Saturday in October OR November; making the fun just a little bit closer to December 29th......the "Official Start" of this adventure.


Gotta love it - I am thinking seriously about going in lieu of wine tasting....(of all things)......grocery shopping next Monday and just getting stocked up on some pretty long overdue things I need for my kitchen, home, etc.
Followed by a movie somewhere & some BBQ -

But.....I am now off to enjoy some much needed R&R south of Dallas Texas in a little sleepy town named Waxahachie Texas while enjoying some food, wine & entertainment at "Scarborough Faire."




UP NEXT:
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(I promise to take pics & video) -


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HHHHHmmmmmmm.........funny you make mention.
I promise to roll out all what I am doing on that day asap but I do make mention that (as those twin Brothers said in the Harry Potter Movies) "I swear that I am up to absolutely no good" in relation to that day.

( I think if I remember right that was their pledge they made to each character in the 2nd or 3rd movie when they were about to do something or.......)
Mischief Managed!

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Mischief Managed!

(3rd Book - Prisoner of Azkaban; Maurader's Map)

But first, congrats on:
Adam Scott wins US Masters golf - The West Australian - Yahoo!
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/.../-/golf/.../adam-scott-wins-us-... - Australia


3 days ago Adam Scott has become the first Australian golfer to win the US Masters.




Now......about that Princess
that rules the house -


AKA: 'Ladybug'....




With me being so used to tri-color female Beagles, she sure has been quite a change for me as she always keeps me on 'my toes' with her always getting into things and well.......just being her.


But - with one catch.


1) At first
during times when I would be eating MY FOOD,
she would be running to the front door just a freakin' out over something; as if to say, "WOLF!! WOLF!!"


So, I would be a runnin' to the door checkin' out the scene to see what was the matter.
.......as she runs to another part of the house.


Just for me to turn around & see her face down in MY FOOD in the dining room!!
Her reaction to all this??




2) Then, one day (early on), I am eating some food on a tv tray in the living room.....decompressing from a long day at work,
I would get up from the recliner and go get something from the kitchen - all the while telling her DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.

I am walking backwards to the kitchen mind you -


From the time I dipped my head into the Frig to to time I reestablished eye contact with her, she had MY FORK ......filled with MY FOOD in her mouth!!
No wait - it gets better.


Now thinking "User error" here, I calmly walk back to her (my hand outstretched palm up) and kindly ask her to 'Give it here.'


She, thinking quick on her feet, spits the fork outta her mouth and shoves it underneath the living room coffee table......STILL in obvious plain sight for me to see.

I ask her, "WHERE IS THE FORK?"
She replies with her body language, "What fork?"


I point to the fork underneath the coffee table and say while pointing at it, "THAT FORK!"

She 'says,' "I don't see any fork" (thinking she has it hidden).

I then 'help' her "find" the lost fork and suddenly she now knows she has been had and then races around the house madly.



3) This one was 'my fault' - I should have known.
One day while sleeping, she jumps up on the bed and tries to wake me up. Me? I just wasn't 'feeling it', so I rolled back over and was trying to get some much needed sleep.

She wasn't 'feeling' my reaction to this, so she decided to carry on a conversation with me.

So, in a vain attempt to quiet her down, I decided to roll over off the bed and onto the floor - pretending to be a dead dog.

Ya know, on your back with both your arms and legs sticking up in the air.


But.....I made a fatal mistake.


I was facing the bed.
And within 2 seconds my life literally flashed before my very eyes as she
took this to mean and she could back up one step and then take a flying leap off the bed - spread eagled mind you - and do just one nice belly flop onto my stomach all the while just a talking away.

I have never before in my life have had the wind knock outta me but yup, she accomplished that and before I knew it, she had jumped back on top of the bed and was trying to do it again!!




So, now that we have gotten to know each other better, I realize logically that she is only 20 months old and has a birthday coming up in August - so like treating a human child, I emotionally am realizing that I have to stay a few steps ahead of her in order for her to see that I "have the opposable thumbs" in the family.


That and I keep a lot closer of an eye on my food.



The Coon runs deep within her as I had fun the other day watching her in action with her treeing a possum & three squirrels. I have a lot a respect for her -

She keeps me laughing, etc
and I truly appreciate her being a part of my life.




Ok........but how was my trek into Waxachie Texas and 'Scarborough Faire?"






Stay Tuned -






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Adam Scott - You little ripper!


ETA - Your little Princess Beagle sounds exactly like a cat I once had. She used to take flying leaps from a window ledge on the bed to get us out of bed to feed her.

Looking forward to your RenFaire update.
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(map of where I was going today)




Saturday
April 13th
Mostly Sunny Skies w/high temp of 78 degrees
....& where is my glass of wine??





Today started out rather quiet (by design) as I slowly made my way to "getting dressed" for work taking care of L.B. followed by saying to her that I was 'off' to work & cya later......
.....only to quickly fast walk to the bathroom & changed into my 'play clothes' & viola!!

I was off to Subway sand which shop for some much needed road munchies for my trek into Scarborough Faire land via Waxachie, Texas was about to begin.


The 80 minute road trip was well worth it as I popped into the Car's cd player my burned San Fran adventure music (see posting #23) to put me in a bouncyish good mood.

And before I knew, I had finished nibbling on my road munchies (foot long sub sandwhcih and some cc cookies......YUM!!) as I pulled up to the park's entrance & was ready (as the locals call it) to "step back in time for the time of your life."


The crowd was ready:

** DOUBLE RIGHT CLICK W/YOUR MOUSE OVER THE ABOVE VIDEO & IT WILL PLAY **



and -



but then......
there is always atleast ONE in every crowd:





ANYWHO -


I decided to make a bee-line to the far right hand side of the park (The Pecan Grove area) and check out something I had read about on their website-



and had a -




gotta say, much different than a colache but with 2 glasses of apple cider, that really made my day!!
Little did I realize what wonderful things were about to come my way.



SO I chilled out for a bit, checked out some of the shops and such,



then settled in to watch something I have never seen before:
knife throwing

** DOUBLE RIGHT CLICK WITH YOUR COMPUTER MOUSE OVER THE ABOVE VIDEO & IT WILL PLAY 4 U **


Really held my attention


Rats!! It's almost noon!!
Time for the parade -

The parade was ok - didn't really 'WOW' me but was ok.....
hmmmmm.........


need to liven things up a bit me thinks.
So, I decided to meander on back to the Pecan Grove area and check out their bakery -


which was coincidently close by a pub.


Hmmmmmm.......
Now here is where it gets interesting -


It's approaching almost 80 degrees and I am ...well hungry - after all that walking around. So I approach the bakery and get me a big ol slice of:

(yes, that's strawberries, blackberries?? blueberries???? whatever they were, they tasted yummy.
and ya can't forget whipped cream, chocolate syrup drizzle, strawberry syrup drizzle,creamed icing
and yes........RED VELVET CAKE......YUMM!!)


while washing it down with some Scottish ale:



WHILE listening (at the pub) to some 'bawdy' readings from Shakespere.


The name of that slice of cake??
Well........


er.....


Um...........



That's for another blog; one that's N-o-T on a Disney website (LOL!!) -
but I can assure you all the cute women were clamering all over me asking me just where in the world did I get that, etc.


and speaking of cake,
Can't believe it but that cake and 2 tankards of that ale must have put a spell on me or something, cuz I was feeling no pain in no time as I was soon off again to catch some "Fool Hardiness" with the lady on the left:



I hate ta say it, but I just wasn't in the mood for that kind of entertainment (pretty fun to see but I just wasn't in the mood for it) , so I was off again - this time to find that harpist; Sara Mullen.

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Now, THAT put me right back in a bouncy Tigger-ish mood again and with a few more pints up underneath me, I decided enuf of the commando attack of the park and enjoyed the rest of my day leisurely strolling around the park until they 'threw us out' at 7pm.


Decided to grab some french fries and a shake at a place called 'In n Out Burger' on the way home -
but for some reason, I wasn't all that impressed with their shakes as this place is soooooooooooooooo much talked about in SO CAL.
Mabey their burgers go better with a soft drink rather than a shake.

Ah well, I promise to give them another look.


**** FYI: NOW the 'Shake Shack' in NYC??? Their burgers & fries ROCK!! ****



made it home just in time to play a few mean games of nightime frisbee (in our backyard) with L.B before deciding to call it a day.


All in all it was a pretty good day.






UP NEXT:
Highlights from day '2' at Scarborough Faire & getting just a wee bit more educated (esp about Napa Valley) about the wacky world of wines........all at the same time.
Psssssstt!!!!!
the Napa Valley info is related to the Sebastiani Winery & Sutter Home Winery; places I will be visiting on my last day of this upcoming adventure of mine.



STAY TUNED -





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Holy Velvet PlushPiles Batman! That cake is devi(l)ine!! Did it taste as good as it looks?

I like Apple Cider too.

And the buxom RenWenches.......sorry....they don't do a thing for me.
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Holy Velvet PlushPiles Batman! That cake is devi(l)ine!! Did it taste as good as it looks?

I like Apple Cider too.

And the buxom RenWenches.......sorry....they don't do a thing for me.




......I discovered the wonderful world of red velvet cupcakes while in NYC last year - they were FAB!!


and here I was walking by the Bakery (April 13th while at Scarborough Faire)when 'it' was calling my name.
Ya combine that along with some pretty darn good Scottish Ale to go with it & it was pretty.......


well -

um.......

to borrow a phrase from the character of Ron Weasly in those Harry Potter movies..........


it was "WICKED!!"


Ok.....just what is it with me and this fascination with WWOHP??
Well......
besides pretty cool theme music, characters & theming,
I guess that it is also that I have never been to Univ Studios (Hollywood) but that's about ta change

.......here's to the contruction of it being COMPLETED by the time I get there.

ANYWHO -
I Got a major announcement to make -





It has been quite a challenge figuring out when DL (Ahaheim) rates & dates open up for 2014 via me going through MEI Mouse Fan Travel.com.


But -


It seems that it is fair to say R&D will be opening up around the July 15th area (approx 60ish more days) for the year 2014.
**I am planning a DL / DCA adventure for Dec 29th 2014 for 8 nghts/9 days & will be doing a lot of their backstage tours & such combined with a 2-day backstage tour and such of Universal Studios, etc........ More to come on this I promise.



AND..........................


DRUM ROLL PLEASE.............................



In about 60 "ish" more days as well -
I will be booking a 9-day adventure to check out the sights and sounds of Great Britain; courtesy of CIE Tours (Among other places, I will be seeing the Cotswolds, York, Lake District, Tintern Abbey, Roman Baths, Tower Of London, Beatles Liverpool, going to see a few musicals while in London, etc).
(this adventure will be slated for June 2014)



I used them (CIE Tours) for my Ireland adventure a few years back and loved them so now
what I gotta do next, is begin getting some new blogs a going on these two new adventures of mine.

More to come on both of these I promise.





Ok.......
we return you to your regular scheduled tv programming.






UP NEXT :
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OOH! England? WOW! Your real modern day Ren Faire adventure.
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ooh! England? Wow! Your real modern day ren faire adventure.

Ren Faire eh??

You took the cat right outta the bag as I often run into many an adventure as I venture out into new places I have never been to -


So yes, be on the lookout for a new TR on this vacation - slated for June 2014.
I welcome DVD ideas (among other ideas on how to pass the time) on what to watch while I am taking the approx 14 hours flight (DFW to Newark then Newark to Heathrow), etc as the last time I flew across the pond it was toooo funny as I met a very nice young lady from Limerick and we were up ALL night having fun and talking, having a 'few' drinks, etc).


Now in relation to just what KIND of across the pond vacation am I up to??
Well -
I have been 'plussing' it a wee bit these last few days.
Meaning, here I what I plan on a doing:

In addition to visiting England, I will also be visiting Scotland
via CIE TOURS, "English and Scottish Discovery" 8-day vacation.
(combined with a pre and a post day will be a 10-day vacation)


Looking forward to visiting Edinburgh Castle.




More on this I'd say in about 7-14 days.
ANYWHO -



Now.....about that April "Day 2" of my trek into Waxahachie Texas.





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- (a pretty neat Scottish band named Tartanic I saw playing while visiting Scarborough Faire) -



SUNDAY APRIL 14TH
Sunny skies w/high of 82 degrees



Today was spent just a relaxing as I munched and a nibbled on my 2 six inxh Subway Subs (& some Dr Pepper) on my way to Waxahachie for one last bit of 'Scarborough Faire' fun.


As I entered the park, I had fun talking to the guy on the far right of this picture. He is quite funny -




From there, I just 'had' to strike up a conversation with the lady on the left & asked her for some "advice" on what to see next:




Her suggestion sent me on over to see:





and -

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I tell ya, who or whatever he/she/it is = IT ROCKS!!




************* LOVED IT!!!! ********************


Soon, my throat felt it needed to be quenched so I decided on head on over to:



and -





Today, we would be tasting some Wines from all around the world:


1) Neyers (Chardonnay) White wine from Napa.......IMO Pear taste but tasted dry.
2) Erath (Pinot Noir) Red Wine from Oregon.......IMO semi-sweet light red. NOT BAD.
3) Gimenez Rilli (Malbec) Red wine from Argentina.......HHMMMMM IMO - I need to try this one more!! LOVED IT!!
** why? got a cracked peppery taste & IMO would go great with Southwest foods **
4) Armida Polzin (Zinfandel) red wine from Sonoma, Ca IMO ....... BLECH!!!
5) Marques De Casa Concha (Cabernet Sauvignon) Red wine from Puento Alto Chili NOT BAD - semi sweet.
6) Novelty Hill (Cabernet Sauvignon) Red wine from Columbia Valley AVA GREAT WINE IMO w/great after taste


with our host:

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Ok......."Flynn" was very helpful as he let me know that the two Napa/Sonoma wineries I will be visiting:

1) Sebastiani Winery: will be very top heavy on Cabernets & Zinfandels
2) Sutter Home Winery: will be heavy on Cabs as well.


What I didn't know about Nappa valley is that they are a fruit driven region
So.......


Looks like the hunt will be on for some Pinot noirs or Merlots when I am there.

Ah well - I am always up for the challenge as that looks like that just means more wine tastings for me when I get into SO CAL..




ANWHO -


"Flynn" 'threw' us all out after a bit so I was soon off to the far left hand side of the park & to visit the Rose & Crown Inn for some much needed:

"Shepherd's Pie - Layers of meat and vegetables topped with potatoes and cheese. Baked until golden brown and served with Artisan Bread."

**** YUMM!! ****


But what would this be without some much needed Breckingridge Vanilla Porter Ale to go with it??


**** DOUBLE YYUUMM!!!! ****



SO, with a few glasses of Ale to go along with my mumchies, Kendra (the person who waited on me) asked me how was my food -

Well, the food along with her smile just made whole day & just really was the icing on the cake of what was a pretty neat day.



Rest of the early evening was spent checking out the various shops and such (and walking off the wine) while just a kickin' back and enjoying the land called "Scarborough Faire."



Got home at a reasonable hour - grabbed Ladybug for some much needed walking around the neighborhood before calling it a day.



BUT WAIT!!

E GAGS (gags??) and GAZOOKS!!



Just checked my emails right before tumbling off to bed &


looks like.......



I just received an email confirmation from -
nancy@grapevinewinetours.com


saying that I am all set for Saturday October the 5th for a one last shot at some wine tasting (and dinner while visiting Grapevine, Texas) b 4 I head off to SO CAL in late December.
**** YYEEAA!!!! ****






COMING UP NEXT:
Updates & More Updates about all what I have listed above & more ( including the Rose Bowl, NYE, etc)



and........

the answer we have "all" been waiting for to the following question:


So just what is UP with Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher??





STAY TUNED -






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Great updates! I'll try and wander in here to see if you've updated more in the next couple of days.
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Smile ** MISC PICS FRoM SCARBOROUGH FAIRE **







The next 3 pictures were shot while visiting the Irish Leprechaun area -

(nice person to talk with even though I swear he could have passed for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot)

** SERIOUSLY **

(how many small objects can u find?? See the horse & buggy??)



and -


(love the 'Guard Dog')




and -

- (yes, this is actually a bird house) -



I was very intrigued by the smallness of all the sets. Pretty well laid out and in design.






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(Pretty fun band to listen to)

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ANYWHO -


Got a pretty cool update on my fav topic:







That & 'slightly'
hmmmmm.........
I've been hearing/ reading a lot about this thing called "Catalina Island."

......thinking seriously about adding it to my adventures when I go to Disneyland December 2014.




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Catalina is great. You just need plenty of money. SherryE has a superthread on Catalina on the Dis. A few of us have posted pictures there.
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