Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Did I mention......?

.....that we are pickup truck people now?



Mr. T was whalloped from behind on one of the highways here in November which resulted in his car being declared 'totalled'. Fortunately he was okay, but his beloved car/moving office was not. It seemed to be the final cap on our year of challenges.

Every week we had a new rental car for about five weeks while we waited for the insurance company to come to their senses.  Did we get the true value of his well-kept Ford Edge?

No. 
So we took what they gave us and got ourselves a used pickup.



It's how we roll now.



With our "Gator" sticker.



Our Gator colors.



And even a Gator sweatshirt worn to the beach this past weekend.



It was cloudy!!  A rare occurence in sunny SoCal.




Beautiful little cove in the Laguna Beach area that allows canines (even black and white ones) during certain months of the year.




We explored.




Admired the tide pools and vowed to come back at low tide some time.





Looked at the rich folks' houses.



Admired their plants on the rocks ...


...and their cute hidden stairways.



I even took a video of some wave action and the nice houses on the cliffs.
 Take a look at it if you have about a minute.




Yep.
We are pickup truck people now.
And we like it.

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Braggy bit here:


We attended the "premiere" of Sammy's first on-screen casting credit with her married name.  
And Yes.
We cheered during the credits. 
Like the fools we are.

13 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Yeah, Sammy!

Love your new truck and the pups in the back. How nice the homes are and the waves sound wonderful!

rottrover said...

A perfect ride for the Boston's! What a great beach you found!

Edilma Weissmueller said...

nothing more relaxing that to watch the weaves I could do that for hours. Beautiful beach. I suppose that is one of the reason people live in California.
Good blog.
Went to see "The Monuments Men. Liked it very much.

Mr. Connor said...

Pickup truck people ~ NOT Redneck pickup truck people ~ rifle in back window ,NOT ! Truck is lots of fun .Great pixs of beach and how the other half lives. GO SAMMY GO ~ YEAH & MORE YEAH !

centerofgravity said...

I just may have to play the wound track of the waves again and again. I do like walking on the beach. I'm surprised that you found such a deserted one in otherwise sunny CA. Neat truck have fun with it. Way to go Sammy.

centerofgravity said...

I just may have to play the wound track of the waves again and again. I do like walking on the beach. I'm surprised that you found such a deserted one in otherwise sunny CA. Neat truck have fun with it. Way to go Sammy.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the pictures and the video. Congratulations on the new truck!
Debby

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That looks like a wonderful day...I could listen to the sound of the surf all day long. The pups seem to like the truck, too! And I would have been cheering at those credits, too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The pick up will be perfect for you family! I love it...and a gator sticker? Perfect! Love the photos of the beach. I need to go again soon! Sweet hugs from Gatorland, Diane

Kit said...

Great truck! And I have stood on that beach and seen those homes. I enjoyed the re-visit. :) Kit

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Yeah for Sammy and boy just think of all the flea market treasures you can now bring home. :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love the Truck! We have a little Nissan truck they are good reliable trucks. Well, ours has been.
This post says it was from the 11th of February but it just showed up in my feed today...wonder why?
The ocean sounds so peaceful. Looks like a fun time at the beach.
Congrats to Sammy!

I sent you a lengthy email!
Pat

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann,
The Boston's look very satisfied with the new truck, and the beach photos are lovely!
It looks like it was a good, refreshing kind of beach day, with the clouds and waves.
You all must be so proud of Sammy!
Brenda