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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Manhattan Beach Reunion

Well, I survived the reunion even though I was congested with a head cold the whole time I was there. :( And I found a pair of jeans that fit!!! We had a fabulous time Friday night meeting with everyone and eating great food at the Matisse Restaurant (at the hotel). Then Saturday, the salty sea air was good for the congestion and some of us biked for 2 hours along the Strand - from Manhattan Beach all the way south through Hermosa Beach and to Redondo Beach and back. Saturday night a marguerita snuck up on me so I couldn't finish the second one but the Mexican food was delicious (the hot salsa helped with the congestion, too, lol). Chatted with an actor who had come along to give his single friend moral support. After dinner, we snuck booze into the hotel and partied on the outdoor patio until 1:00 am with the help of a local sheriff. Yes!!! Sunday, we got a few shots of some of the group that was staying at the hotel and then Suzanne and I drove through the Mojave Desert to Tehachapi and Stallion Springs to stay with her Mom. We had a great time driving around the area looking at some property dreaming about moving there together. I spied a cute cowboy at a restaurant where we had lunch and am going to contact him through the owner - she happens to be one of Suzanne's Mom's art students! Talk about a convoluted connection! Hah! All in all, a fun week! And my cold's all gone now. :D

Suzanne and I having Japanese food in Tehachapi - is that ironic or what?


Josie said...

Omigosh, it sounds as if you have fun. Those are great pictures. You're very photogenic. I'm anxious to hear all about it. I'll call you when I get back.


Belizegial said...

Yep, nice photos Leslie :) Great to see Suzanne too!

leslie said...

Hi Enid! Nice of you to drop by. One of these days we're going to all trek down to Belize to meet YOU! You can't imagine the fun we all had.

Ellie said...

Hi Leslie, Just stopping by to say "Hi". Great photos. Sounds like you had a nice time. :)

HeiressChild said...

i know that was so nice meeting up again with the ladies you already knew and meeting new ones. suzanne is such a sweet and beautiful person, isn't she? i know that was a great trip also that you and she took.

leslie said...

Hi Sylvia, yes we had a blast and I think I'm going to curtail my European trips for a while and spend more time visiting the gals. Now, I've never been to your neck of the woods, so maybe you and Ada will be seeing me soon. ;D I'm really looking forward to more of these reunions (without the men around).

HeiressChild said...

leslie, just let me know when you'll be this way, and we sure will "hook up," as the young people say. *lol*

DesertFlowers said...

Hi Leslie: Great photos. As you can see, I was the one sick when we went to eat at the Kasagiri's Japanese Restaurant. Feeling much better, accept my allergies have flaired up. It was a great bit of fun and I agree with you about expensive trips. I'd rather spend some time getting to know the people that we've met over the past few years. It would be nice to get acquainted with those in different countries. Then we'd have gals we can stay with when traveling. Seems the accommodations are the most costly anyway.

Hugs girlfriend

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