I sort of made it through THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR - yesterday! UGH - it was just miserable and I stayed put!
I planted myself in a cool air conditioned room and spent most of my day in there! As much as I hate doing that type of thing and it stresses me out to not be on the go...
On the go in Prague with Elisa! Circa Summer 2015.
I did manage to take care of some late uploads - a few pictures from the summer Europe trip that I took with Elisa CLICK HERE and scroll to Prague, Czech Republic, and Poland - that's how far I got...def more to do!
I also finally added my Auschwitz/Birkenau page, which is heavy and one reason why it has taken me so long to put up.
And I did some writing... Finishing up 'Memories from Portland' (link found below), and 'A Ballooning, Biking, and Baseball weekend in San Diego', which will be published later this afternoon.
I managed to take care of some travel plans as well...to be revealed on Travelin Tuesday!
And now for some TBT fun in pictures:
Me and my beloved Grandmother. Circa 1988
Holding the family pup 'Mariah'. Circa 1992
On Lombard Street with my munchkins. Circa 2004
On Broadway with my cuties. Circa 2009
Hugs in Tennessee! Circa 2010
In honor of Elisa going to see An American in Paris - Here I am - An American in Paris with Dave. Circa 2012
While I was busy typing away and trying to stay cool, a thunderous summer storm had broke and it was pouring rain!!
This was so untypical of California! I thought for a moment that I was back east...
Well, luckily it semi broke the über high temps and actually got us back to the high 90s (which I still don't like).
And today was originally suppose to be just as hot as yesterday, but it is looking like the high will be 97F - which is BAD, just not as BAD as yesterday.
And while I'm probably crazy, I've agreed to take Cosette to the stables, plus we have a few errands to run while we are at it.
Finally, lastly but not leastly here is my TBT story of the week about visiting Portland, CLICK HERE to read it and to see the pics! Once you read it you'll know why I wrote about those memories and what was on my mind! LOL
Check out Elisa's picks for her posting of 15 for '15 on Paris!
Time for me to head out folks, I'll meet you back here tomorrow when it is Elisa's turn to tempt our appetites with a yummy FOODIE FRIDAY review!
Okay don't forget to check back on theHome pagelater for the new Ballooning, Biking, and Baseball weekend in San Diego!
Ciao 4 Now, -T
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An American in Paris with my Kelsey
Hey there folks!! I have to tell you, I'm very messed up this week - keep forgetting what day it is since Monday was a holiday and felt like a Sunday.
So, here we are, it's Thursday. Throwback Thursday to be exact! I know Tanya's got a great story for us today about her trip to Portland in 2013. CLICK HERE for the story.
Tonight I have a great evening planned with my youngest, Kelsey. She will be turning 9 next week and we will start the birthday celebration tonight with a "Mommy & Me" Night on Broadway. We'll be seeing An American in Paris tonight!
A little history about this show... As a Broadway play, An American in Paris is a four-time Tony Award®-winning production that also earned the awards for Best Musical of the Year from both the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League.
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The Broadway musical is based on the 1951 musical film by the same name, which was inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin.
The film, set in Paris, featured Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, and Nina Foch, and is one of the most celebrated of MGM's 50's musicals comprised of lavish sets and costumes, tremendous Technicolor cinematography, and a romantic love story.
The story is as follows - Jerry Mulligan is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the spitfire charms of Lise Bouvier. However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art.
With music written by George and Ira Gershwin, the 1951 movie and current Broadway show features such classics as “I’ll Build A Stairway to Paradise,” “I Got Rhythm” and “The Man I Love.”
Kelsey and I will start off the evening in The Big Apple with a pre-theatre dinner. Still mulling over where to eat tonight. I'll report back to you tomorrow!!
With it being Throwback Thursday, I thought I would do a 15 for "15 about Paris... 15 Fun Facts about Paris
1. Paris is the capital and largest city of France.
2. The city is built on an arc of the River Seine, and divided into two parts: the Right Bank to the north and the smaller Left Bank in the south.
3. Paris is characteristically known for its tree-lined quays along the Seine River and the vast tree-lined boulevards like the Champs-Élysées.
4. The French Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.
My Little Parisien, Kelsey - (2013)
5. The Eiffel Tower, the best-known landmark in Paris, was built in 1889 in a period of prosperity known as La Belle Époque ("The Age of Beauty".
6. Arc de Triomphe, which is located at the centre of the Place de l'Etoile, commemorates the victories of France and honors those who died in battle.
7. Paris was originally a Roman city called "Lutetia"
8. There's only one stop sign in the entire city of Paris.
9. During WWII, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top.
10. The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.
Mommy and Gianna near the Louvre (2013)
11. The oldest bridge in Paris is the Pont Neuf, or "New Bridge."
12. Paris taxi drivers have to pay nearly 200,000 euros for their licenses. That's why there are so few.
13. Paris is known for its cafe culture, and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
14. Île de la Cité is the birthplace of Paris in 53 BC when Roman troops first joined the Celtic settlers living on the tiny island.
15. Paris is called the City of Light referring to "intellectuals", because of the high-concentration of writers, artists and academics that have always been drawn to the city.
The rest of my day is going to spent working on expanding our site's DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES page. There is so much more that needs to be added for your reference!!
Tomorrow I'll be bringing you a "yummy" story for Foodie Friday!!!