Monday, May 31, 2010

Say Goodbye to Hollywood

So tomorrow The Boston Lady flies back to Orlando leaving behind The Maven and The Sacred Cow.  Its been an action-packed, exhausting, exhilirating eight days.

Today we had a Memorial Day picnic in the backyard of The Writer and Sammy's apartment with some of their friends.  Sammy will be guest blogging here about this fine feast, so I will focus more on our Sunday here.

We started off the day with a romp at a local dog park so Stanley could get some face to face pooch time..

 ...and then headed down to Santa Monica. We stopped by by their Farmer's Market and got freshly made and awesome omlettes and pancakes for breakfast.

Which we ate picnic style.

With Stan, of course.

To work off our enormous breakfast The Writer drove us all to Runyon Canyon for a hike.

A beautiful clear day with fabulous views of the city.

It was a warm hike and some of us rested in the shade.

Some of us (okay one of us, ME) were overtaken by their fear of heights during the steep descent and had to be coaxed down.

I would do it everyday if I could. (and then I would get better at the coming back down part)

So, while it's sad to be leaving, it's nice to have Mr. Tennis' and my return here in early August to look forward to.  The Maven has a couple of interviews lined up already this week and I hope she has the most wonderful and memorable summer.

In the meantime, I guess I will work on those stair machines a bit more at the gym so I can do Runyon Canyon again.


Orlando Grandma said...

Canyon walking is not match for Florida legs and lungs Glad you made it. Beatiful place though.
Wendy have an interesting and learning time over there,keep in touch.
Love to all.
Ring me when young land, the trip back is going to be much easier. Take care.

Alan said...

Looking forward to seeing the Boston Lady again. As are the Bostons and other assorted animals and people.

KarenSue said...

So glad you made it safe! What an adventure for you and The Maven. I'm sure she will have a great time. Love the movie of Stan the Man! You have passed me by.
See ya soon friend!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Kingston girl said...

Okay Ann, I am on may way to your house for dinner. Thanks for always stopping by my blog to say hi! I love your blog its so cute. Lots of great ideas. I need to learn to sew. That is the one thing I have asked for my birthday is sewing classes.

Kingston girl said...

Also forgot to say if you ever want to come up and visit I would love to be your tour guide and we have two extra bedrooms. We are going to do a camping trip down the coast on Hwy 101 maybe we can meet up then too! :)

Zach said...

I meant to comment and say how great it was having you hear. I look forward to your return, with you-know-who accompanying.