Friday, December 31, 2010

Salvation Mountain 2010

Salvation Mountain is located 3 miles from Niland, California.  Leonard had a vision to spread the word of God with as many people as possible.  He does so by painting God’s word on a mountain.  He has also used bales of straw to build a cave and has painted the inside of the cave with messages.  (You can view more pictures by clicking on the blue salvation mountain)





The artist, Leonard, with Gary

The artist, Leonard with Gary in front of salvation Mountain.

Palm Springs Air Museum 2010

We truly love air museums. We have been to the Palm Springs Air Museum 3 times and enjoy it every time we come.  We enjoy talking to all the veterans who give their time to talk about the planes and items on display.

flew 33 missions in the bottom turret 

This gentleman was 18 when he flew 33 missions in WWII.  He was the gunner under the belly of the b-17.  He is now 85 years old.  His pilot was 20.

F4U/fG-1/F3A Corsair


P-40 Hawk  pursuit fighter

Monday, December 13, 2010

Entertaining at Bethel Retirement Center

When we stay at Turtle Beach, we always try to entertain at Bethel Retirement Center where Gary’s mother, Lilly, lives.  We had a great time and were glad that other members of our family were able to make it.


Gary singing a song.


Me playing and singing.


Gary, his mother, Lilly, me, my mom, and my dad

Monday, December 06, 2010

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The weather was beautiful so Gary and I decided to take a trip over to Monterey.  We thought we would visit the Aquarium and have lunch on Fisherman’s Wharf.  We were surprised that there were no lines to get into the aquarium and that we were able to park close to the entrance.  Not very many people touring the aquarium.  We were able to take a free 10 minute tour behind the scenes.  Great tour, got to see iddy biddy jelly fish.  The cost has sure gone up since our last visit.  We paid $29 per adult.  Had lunch in the small cafĂ© inside, $10 for a hamburger and fries.  Maybe the cost has something to do with how few people were touring the aquarium.


On our behind the scenes tour, we were able to see baby scuttle fish and got to watch them feed.  Very interesting.


Feeding the fish in the Kelp forest exhibit.

moon jelly

jelly fish.


jelly fish


sea horses.



jelly fish