Monday, October 15, 2018

Mrs Knott’s Fried Chicken Dinner Restaurant

I don't think I've been here since 1991. The restaurant is much larger and remodeled (several times over, probably) since then, but the menu seems largely the same!

Peanut’s Headquarters

Good Grief!! We went to the Peanuts Headquarters Store adjacent to Knott's Berry Farm!! We had plans to go to Mrs Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant for dinner, and I remembered that there used to be a Peanuts Store here. I wasn't sure if it was still here or not, but sure enough!!

Super cute and rather large store! Such a fun way to start our trip!

Road Trip!!

My Dad is away in India for a few weeks, so my Mom invited my Sis and I on a Girls' Road Trip while Dad's away. We drove down to Southern CA today and will return to the Bay Area on Friday.

We don't think that the three of us have ever taken a road trip together, and we don't think that any combination of us have done a road trip together in over 20 years!

First stop: Harris' Ranch on I-5 for a quick lunch. We made it to Anaheim in pretty good time, and didn't hit much traffic until the last hour or so.

Wallace’s Pack

I'm out of town for a few days, and Dick is still going to work, so Wallace is spending the next three days with Jeff. Wallace adored Jeff, and hasn't had a chance to spend much time with him lately.

This morning, Jeff came to pick up Wallace and we were surprised to see that all the other dogs he had with him today were all Doodles!

Wallace was pretty excited to go out with this gang, so he didn't even wait to give me a smile before he took off.

I think he's going to have a good and fun week.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

SF Doodle Romp at the Beach

Wallace at the Pumpkin Patch!

Wallace and I went to a really beautiful Pumpkin Patch in Brentwood on Wednesday morning.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Ocean Beach

We are finally having a bit of an Indian Summer here in San Francisco. Wallace and I decided to take a quick trip to Ocean Beach this morning for some running around. He had a great time!

Sunday, October 07, 2018

10 Mile Walk

We took a beautiful 10-Mile Walk over the Bolden Gate Bridge, down to Kirby Cove and back this morning. It was a crystal clear day (In High Definition, as Judy said!). Probably one of the prettiest walks we've ever done.

It was good for our souls.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Wallace’s 2nd Prize!

Wallace and I went to Paw Patch Pastries in SF to pick up his second in a series of prizes from his buddy, Aiden's Contest.

He and Samson each win a Halloween Bucket full of homemade dog treats! Look how cute these Halloween-themed treats are!

Olive was really hoping that some of the treats were for kitties (unfortunately for her, they are all doggie treats).

Friday, October 05, 2018

Magritte at SF MOMA

Dick and I went to see the Magritte Exhibit at the SF MOMA today. It was fantastic! It was a fairly large show which focused on the later works of his life.

It surprised me how varied Magritte's work was. So many different styles, including several very well known pieces in the last couple of decades of his life, following WWII.

My favorite room featured 7 different pieces of the "Dominion of Light" series. It is the most pieces ever shown together in one exhibit of those pieces.

There was also a fun little interactive area at the end of the exhibit where we took some fun photos.

The exhibit only runs through the end if this month. I highly recommend it if you have a chance to come.

Polar Bear in SF

A rare enormous polar bear sighting today in SF.

Winner Winner!!

Last week, we found out that Wallace was one of two lucky winners of a contest we entered on Instagram. Our Doodle friend, Aiden, held a special contest in celebration of reaching 10,000 followers (!) on Instagram!

The idea behind many of these contests on IG is that you must follow a few of the different sponsors (often small businesses) and tag a friend. In this case, Wallace's name was not the one drawn as a winner, but his name was the one that was tagged by the lucky winner (another Doodle friend, Samson).

It surprised us to find out that Wallace would also receive one of each of the gift prizes that Aiden had offered! (And, there are a LOT!) The prizes are from all of Aiden's favorite things: treats, bandanas and even ice cream!

This was the first if the prizes that we received. It is two bags (of his choice) of homemade dog treats by a local SF company called Monmo Treats!! We chose one of each the Chicken Chewrros, and the Beef Chewrros. They were made to order, and sent quickly to our home.

Wallace had his first of each flavor yesterday and absolutely loved them!!

Thank you, Monmo Treats and Aiden!!

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Mike & Kayak Painting

My friend, Mike (Kayak's Dad), had a big birthday last week. I surprised him with a small painting that I made for him from my favorite photo that I took of them a couple of years ago.

"Mike & Kayak"
oil on canvas
8 x 8 inches

Monday’s Hike with Wallace

Wallace and I took a nice 3-Mile hike up to Corona Heights (and back) yesterday morning.