remembering those weekend outings with my family

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family outing in the station wagon.

family outing in the station wagon.

was just remembering those weekend outing when I was a kid and we would load the whole family into the station wagon and head off to Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara.

small gas grill at the beach

small gas grill at the beach

If we went to Pismo Beach, my dad would bring a little gas grill and we would heat up some hot dogs.

downtown San Luis Obispo

downtown San Luis Obispo

 

If we went to San Luis Obispo we might stop downtown or go to the mall and do some shopping.

downtown Santa Barbara

downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barabara took about an hour to get there, so we would usually go to the mall and spend the day there.

just the kids at the beach

just the kids at the beach

Ahh, remembering the good old days!

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exploring Palawan Island

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The first thing that I want to do next year when I set foot on Palawan Island is to do some island exploration.

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Beautiful beaches on Palawan ISland

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lots of big seashells on Palawan ISland

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A virtual PARADISE

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

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The city of Puerto Princesa is located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines

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If there is heaven on earth,  this may be as close as it gets!

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I hope to be able to visit there next year and perhaps retire there someday!

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Long Beach, California, by the shore

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Long Beach. California is a very beautiful coastal city, no doubt about that!

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These photos were taken on Ocean Blvd, near Shoreline Village

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I am now back in TEXAS

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It is good to be back now in the GREAT STATE of TEXAS and somehow

Welcome to TEXAS,  y'all

Welcome to TEXAS, y’all

I don’t even mind the HOT HUMID weather anymore. It was great to be in California for a few months but it is even better to be back home  here in Harlingen TEXAS in the Rio Grande Valley. 

a resort hotel on South Padre Island

a resort hotel on South Padre Island

I enjoy South Padre Island, on the Gulf of Mexico, only a 30 minute drive from Harlingen.

 

I am now living in Long Beach California

 

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 I am now living in the beautiful city of Long beach, California   

Downtown Long beach

I hope to write many more blogs about my experiences during 2014. 

Happy NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

 downtown Long beach