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Month: November 2012

Last Day

Last Day

Dad had requested that we try to visit The Bradbury at some point on this trip and mom had mentioned the central library.  Since Sam had to work a half day on Monday we dropped her off, parked in downtown and attempted a walking tour.  We first took Angel’s Flight (parking nearby) and then went across the street to the market.  The market was actually rather lackluster, mostly cheapy Chinese and burrito stands.  My parents didn’t want to eat there, but I…

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Sunday Sun

Sunday Sun

On Sunday Sam cooked sausage and croquettes. After eating too many carbs we went to the Arboretum, as mom had requested   We didn’t see as many peacocks as last time, but there were still a few. There were plenty of water fowl left over by the fountains though. Next we meandered over to the waterfall.  Kind of lackluster when you’ve seen the real deal in Thailand. After hiking up the side of the waterfall we walked down the other side of the…

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Family Beat Michigan Day 2012

Family Beat Michigan Day 2012

On Saturday we had a breakfast of sausage and stuff (don’t know where those photos went) from Sam while watching The Game.  This was probably the first time I’ve watched The Game with my parents since 1998. After The Game I gave them a short tour of our complex while Sam was putting the finishing touches on lunch. Lunch was a “traditional Long family Thanksgiving” meal.  We don’t like turkey that much so mom started making stuffed cornish hens a…

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Post Thanksgiving day 2012

Post Thanksgiving day 2012

On Friday we woke up to Sam’s scrambled eggs and toast before heading to Malibu. We drove to Kanan road and then started on the Backbone Trail around 11am. Take a look at the white stuff in the middle of the above photo, between the cracks of the hills.  That’s not a reflection of the sun on the water, it’s a reflection off of something else – I’ll explain later on… Eventually there is a fork in the road on…

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Thanksgiving Prep 2012

Thanksgiving Prep 2012

My parents flew in for Thanksgiving weekend this year.  Nearly every day for the last six months Sam and I had been preparing for this in some big or small way.  There were lots of furniture, accessories, repairs, etc. that needed to be examined in our new condo before our first overnight guests could set foot in it. On Tuesday our friend brought over a delivery of plants, mostly for our patio.  In the last month we’d also visited Ikea…

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