Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Mr Duffy and I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Last Jedi

Yay! It's time! Will we get our StormPilot in this movie? Will the Porgs be as adorable as they seem in the trailer? We can't wait to find out!!!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Apple Farm

I got up and checked out of my hotel in Lompoc. I made my way to San Luis Obispo.

 I stopped at the Apple Farm, which may sound a bit misleading. It is not an actual orchard, but a hotel with a few features. They do serve many apple-based recipes.

 They have so many beautiful plants and flowers on the property.

 I really liked this orange blossom.

 I quite enjoy when a big variety of flowers are grown in one planter, or very close together. One day when I have a garden, I am going to fill it with beautiful flowers.
This is the exterior of the restaurant.

 This is a cute little bird feeder.

 There were some apples growing, this tree was small and low to the ground.

 I made a wish in the well that I would get to stay in the hotel one day. I have dreamed of staying here ever since I first visited when I was a wee bear cub.

 Look at all of those tasty desserts!

 This souvenir plate was for sale in the gift shop. I do love California themed items.

 This truck is parked outside of the hotel lobby.

 I love this water wheel, I stop by it every time I am at the Apple Farm.

On my way out, I bought a gallon of ice cold, fresh pressed apple cider that they make for the hotel. It was so refreshing.
It was time to head home. I gave the hotel one last look and again wished to stay there some day.

Saturday, August 5, 2017


 This was a travel day, and I wanted to break up the drive by staying in a town somewhere between Disneyland and home. I picked Lompoc because I had never been there before. It is not an exciting place, not much to do. So I stayed in my room and just watched movies.
 The hotel itself was nice enough. It had a big TV, two rooms, and a kitchen.

 The sitting room had a couch you could turn into a bed. There was also a desk for working.

It was a place to stay with a nice bed, a refrigerator, and a microwave. I rested up a bit and checked out the next day to make the rest of my way home.

Disneyland, Day 8

Today was my last day in Disneyland, but not my last day of vacation.

 I wanted to visit Sleeping Beauty's Castle one last time this trip.

 I ate breakfast at Rancho del Zocalo. That is where they moved the classic Mickey Mouse pancake breakfast. It used to be at the River Belle Terrace.

 I stopped by the Petrified Tree.

I went on the Dumbo ride, and then made my way out. It's always bittersweet to leave Disneyland. I'm sad to leave, but happy that I had a good time and I know that I will be back soon. Like they say on the the Mickey Mouse Club, "See you real soon!"