Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From Carlsbad

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care .......Brrrrr, it is cold here.The tree And the turkey filled the house with those great Christmas smells.

We ate ourselves silly (Dana, Joe, Meghan)And then we played dominoes! At home we had a few chores to catch up on. Steve trimmed alot of palms

And caught up on some reading. The best part of being home is spending time with family (Anne's mom Sunny and Steve's dad Joe) Anne's sister Lisa and husband Joe

And our great daughters Dana and Meghan We've been to Long Beach where Steve's dad lives on a canal....with boats

His cute California bungalow house is one of the few originals homes left in this very unique community. The window is decorated every Christmas by Anne's mom Sunny.

We visited our hometown of San Pedro, home of the Los Angeles harbor. It was a crystal clear morning with the San Bernardino Mountains in the background.

We are having a great time in California but look forward to being warm again onboard Fine Line.
Ho Ho Ho
Anne and Steve Walsh
On Land In Carlsbad California

Monday, December 08, 2008

Welcome Home

We felt really special when we come home to this sign. But, it has been there for months. You see, people come and go alot in this house so why not leave the sign up? Our daughters are very practical. It is great to be here. We have alot of catching up to do. This is our mail...about 14 months worth. We burned up one shredder and had to go buy another.

One of our first stops in the US was for Java. Gingersnap Latte....the best!
Our really good friends, Sue and Tony, threw us a welcome home party. They are great.
Their house is perfect for parties. You can enjoy the spacious front courtyard
The back yard is like a resort
Too cold to swim...BRRRR

There is nothing like a nice walk at the beach in the morning, especially with good friends

The water is cold but the surf was not bad
We found a nice Christmas tree...... just need some decorations

It is amazing how quickly we pick up our lives right where we left them over 2 years ago. It is more enjoyable now, however, since we know it will only be for a few weeks and then back to our 44 foot floating home in the tropics.

Anne and Steve

Home in Carlsbad CA