I put up a few more photos from our anniversary trip [here!] and wanted to share one of my favorite attractions anywhere, which is also by far the most disgusting attraction I know of — the San Luis Obispo gum wall. It’s a little walkway between two buildings, the walls of which are completely covered by ABC gum. It’s very cool but very gross.
Apparently there are other gum walls around the world.
It is so exciting to see people you know in a parade.
This year, my boyfriend Chad won best male and Jen was best overall in the Alameda Idol contest. They’re singing “Love Shack” here.
Our neighbor Carrie is active with the Alameda Small Dogs organization. They host a doggie costume parade at Halloween that is not to be missed.
The guy who lives down the street is always walking the route with his bagpipe.
Gloria and her family own Acapulco restaurant.
but we really know her and her husband from karaoke at Lemon Tree and Clubhouse. That’s where Chad got started singing.
Rick is in more bands than I can name. You can see the Frisky Frolics, who sing songs from the 1920s-1940s or thereabouts, pretty much every week at Speisekammer or Julie’s.
I didn’t know this guy before, but I waited almost the entire parade for someone to come around handing out miniature American flags.
Dr. Porter, thanks for the flag. You are my newest friend!
Summer Colour Week on poppytalk — today is red + white for Canada Day — have a cupcake!
I finally found my pluots at the farmers market yesterday! I have been waiting for so, so long for them to show up.
[For the unacquainted: pluots are a DELICIOUS plum-apricot hybrid. Try them. You will love them.]
… some souvenirs from recent trips — sea glass from various locales, pebbles from Moonstone Beach …
… bitty sand dollars from Morro Bay …
… a thrifted green elephant …
… and my reflection in the window of the cutest cabin ever in Carmel.
[that last one was a Green Wednesday highlight]
Pink flower’s at Lily’s Café in Cambria, California. There is a whole little row of very cute shops there.
Tea tree lives down the street. they’re Australian natives but do wonderfully here in the Bay Area. So do the eucalyptus.