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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Second Installment....

.....of our visit to the Ag Museum.

From the parking lot, this big guy welcomes you..
or maybe makes you second guess going in! 

There were lots of older and very much older cars to see.
My Dad had a truck that looked very much like this one

Can you say Bel Air??
I drove one like this my Senior year of High School!
NO, it was not new at the time. lol

Fresh sausage anyone?

The proprietor made this
'Solar Earth Dryer'

REO Speedwagon...
No not the band!

These next two pictures you really need to enlarge.
You won't believe the things this oldie has been 'embellished' with!

He's got old Tractors too.


Look at those tires!

Lots of eye candy for the car enthusiast here!

Vrroom vrroom!

More to come.....

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to.....

......our last stop.
While waiting to turn left, I was rear ended.
Yup, my first accident EVER!
No one was hurt, thank God!
Just shook up.

We had a nice motorcyclist/witness (Thanks, Ray!) stop
and provide a statement.
By the way the lady that hit me was on her cell...of course!
All has been taken care of and I already have my Town & Country back. Yes!


Our last stop was a visit at The Merced Agricultural Museum.
We really didn't know what to expect....
figured cases with old ag equipment, early implements, etc.
Well, let me tell you we were in for a treat!

Now I love anything old. The rustier the better.
Not sure why, maybe it's the history
or the stories it could tell if it could talk.

This place was so interesting...it reminded me of my parents farm.
Every nook and cranny had something to see.
It is owned and operated by a sweet older man
It is his collection...and what a collection.

I'm going to go through this in several posts,
otherwise it would be way too long!

The first building had some neat stuff...
but no ag items....

a tellie...

the smallest Singer I've ever seen.

we were ohhing and ahhing all over the place!
Check out this sweet doll buggy

remember these?? My parents had one when I was little.
I remember sitting and watching it...

oh for about 5 mins. it moved so s l o w.

The we started to see some umm...interesting? things

need a bath?

a perm??

and don't forget a mani!

and with that I will leave you to ponder what I will show you next ;~)
Be sure to click on the photos to make the bigger
so you can see the full extent of these treasures.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mosaic Monday ~ Paper Dolls

I'm selling a large box of vintage Paper Dolls on eBay for a friend.
Over the last few weeks I've learned more than I've ever wanted to know about Paper Dolls.
I love to research just as much as the next person.... :p
but who knew there were SO MANY that were made!


It's Mosaic Monday once again over at Little Red House
so I decided to put the sweetest, most precious babies of the bunch...IMHO ;~)
in my mosaic for today.
The expressions on these three are so adorable
and their clothes are FLOCKED!!
Just too cute for words ~

Don't you agree?

A Heartfelt Thank you and Next Stop

I want to Thank each and everyone of you for your outpouring of such heart felt condolences concerning my Dad's recent passing. 
You don't know how much it has meant to me.
I could actually feel all the warm hugs from out there in blogland.
All your comments have and are helping me get through this.
I know it will take time, but I'm slowly getting back in the swing of things.


Ok on to the next stop!
My friend Dawn loves Lighthouses and
has always wanted to see one up close and personal.
This is another stop we finally made it too this visit.

Point Pinos Lighthouse just outside of Monterey, CA in Pacific Grove is the oldest continuosly operating Lighthouse on the west coast.
It has been in operation since February 1, 1855.
And we got to see it!

The first views are breath taking....


As is the surrounding area...

Once inside, your taken back to a simpler time.
Everything is as it was back then.

The old stove...

Sitting Room on the main level...

And necesseties....

downstairs you find relics of the past....

yup, had to get pics of Coastie stuff ;~)

'The most famous lightkeeper was Mrs. Emily Fish,
who served from 1893 to 1914.
She was called the "Socialite Keeper"
due to her love of entertaining guests at the lighthouse.'

Upstairs from the main floor you find her bedroom...

The window sitting area/room
 where she would keep watch and log her findings...

What a view!

The Duty man's room...
yes, more Coastie Stuff ;~)

There is so much history here it is awe inspiring.
A definate stop if you're ever in the area.


Quaint back porch...

If there is a tree to climb, Melissa will find it!

Great area for wildlife too..

Point Pinos Lighthouse
Pacific Grove, CA


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