Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Tagore

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Footprints and Stars




Long and fun day at Warner Bros. studios.   Lots of photos to post tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dr. Phil and Other Highlights of Day 3

8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. was spent at The Dr. Phil Show for taping of two shows
The first was called, Paralyzing Fear..
One of the guests for that show was Royce White, drafted by Houston Rockets
but unable to play because of disabling fear of flying.  They've struck a deal to keep him  with the organization and he will be playing for the
 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
The second show was called...Did He Kill His Wife?
This show left  the audience with paralyzing fear!!!
Phones and cameras had to be left in car or you didn't get into the show, so
even  'waiting around' photos could not be taken.

I took random photos from car window, and a couple more from the rooftop pool area at the hotel.
It was another great day, but I can't show photographic evidence of that.

 Betty and her granddaughter, Anastasia
We had great dinner discussion then checked out the view
from the rooftop pool.  My distance photos did not come out well.
I'll try again in the daylight.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Southern California Vacation - Days 1 and 2

 Sunday, January 27 bus to Stockton
Train to Turlock/Denair

 Betty picked me up and we headed for Bakersfield

 Dinner at Hungry Hunter.  I thought all those restaurants had closed, but perhaps only in northern California

The other  side of the sign

Brief trip southwest of Bakersfield in Weedpatch  to see the migrant labor camp  set up for the Dust Bowl migrants.

This is definitely an optimistic slogan.  

 Only one left of the old houses .  I doubt it was this color in the 30's.


I did my Huell Howser impressions today.
It was here that Betty discovered she'd left  her cc at Hungry Hunter last night.
So back we headed the 27 miles north to Bakersfield

Beautiful cloud formations Sunday and Monday

CC retrieved and we head south 

Merle Haggard will Never Swim Kern River Again, at least not at this location

 Over The Grapevine
Grapevine is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California, at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley.At an elevation of 1499 feet (457 m),the community is located at the foot of a road grade known as The Grapevine that starts at the mouth of Grapevine Canyon, immediately south of the community, and ascends the canyon to the Tejon Pass in the Tehachapi Mountains via Interstate 5 (formerly U.S. Route 99)

 Pyramid Lake

 Trucks headed  north on I5

 Sunny and windy in Burbank

 Nice view while waiting in line


 No photos in the studio allowed, but a lovely photo op with cardboard Jay when exiting.

I now see where Sunset Blvd., got it's name
 Headed to Chamberlain Hotel, West Hollywood


 Hollywood High School

Hotel Lobby

Good Night
Busy Day Tomorrow