Friday, December 29, 2017

Gene Autry Western Museum - Los Angeles

On December 29, 2017, my brother Keith and I visited the Gene Autry Western Museum in the Griffith Park area of Los Angeles.

For those of you who aren't sure who Gene Autry was...he was a cowboy actor in the 1940's and 1950's. He was known as "The Singing Cowboy". He also had a TV show in the 1950's.

The museum has Native American artifacts and western movie paraphilinillia , plus there are many sculptures and historical items in the museum. Some of the fun exhibits are toys from the 1950's. You might recognize some of them if you are my age.

There are also some fun interactive exhibits that you can get into and have your friends take pictures of you.

You can find more information about the museum at this link:

Gene Autry Museum

Heritage Valley

Hi all.

I know I have not been here for awhile. I was diagnosed with A-Fib and I find it harder to get out and visit places to share with you, but I did get out during the 2017 holidays and was able to see a few things.

My brother and I went to the Heritage Valley in Ventura County on December 27th. It is made up from the towns of Piru, Fillmore and Santa Paula...all small farm towns in southern California.

The Heritage Valley is about about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.

Piru is the smallest of the 3 towns. You may have seen this town on many television shows as the studies use it a lot.

The Piru Mansion was once owned by David C. Cook who was the founder of the town. It is also known as the Clark Mansion.

Fillmore is the middle-sized town. This town was used by the studios in the TV show "Jericho".

In the center of town is the town hall and a little park with a lot of old trains.

Santa Paula is the larges of the 3 towns. I is the "gateway" to Ojai, CA and there is a historic oil museum here. Santa Paula is also known for their man muruals.

For more information, you can visit this site:

Heritage Valley, CA

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tehachapi, CA

Yesterday (Halloween), my brother Keith and I drive up to Tehachapi, CA which is about 85 miles northeast of where I live in Santa Clarita.

I had been there once many years ago with my late husband Ben.

Our first stop was the train depot, which is now a museum.

Their train depot has been rebuilt twice due to it burning down in fires, but it has always been on the original site where the original building was.

They have a few interesting things to look at inside.

After leaving the depot, we drove out of town and up into the mountains to see the Tehachapi Loop. No trains were running through the loop yesterday because crews were repairing the rails on the train tracks. The view was still beautiful.

 If you are interested in more information about Tehachapi and the Loop, here are some links:

Visit Tehachapi

The Loop

Friday, September 30, 2016

Harvest Festival Time

Up at 6 am for a dog walk with my neighbor Jean at 7 am. Came home and had a bowl of cereal and then Jean and I headed up to the Ventura fairgrounds to the annual Harvest Festival. We go every year.
The weather was so nice up there. Sunny, in the 70’s and a nice cool sea breeze. After the festival, we headed over to Ventura Harbor Village for some fish and chips at Andria’s and then we walked around the shops in the village.
On the way home, we stopped by the Dollar Tree store in Fillmore and then headed home.
Hiker was so happy to see me. She greeted me at the door and was jumping all over me trying to kiss me. She followed me into the bathroom and kept trying to kiss me. I think she just wanted some treats (LOL).
Went up to get my mail and got the results from my mammogram. Everything looked normal. I was surprised to hear from them so soon because it used to take 2 weeks before I would get the results back. It’s only been 4 days.

Was still hot here in Santa Clarita. Was 99° when I got home from Ventura. They keep saying we are supposed to get down into the low to mid 80’s. Wish that would happen soon.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I'm Pooped!

I watched a movie on Netflix last night called “The Core”. It was pretty good. It was about the core in the center of the earth stopping which meant “the end of the world”, so these professor, an astronaut, some other intellects decided to go through the earth’s crust, down into the core and restart it with explosions.
Since it was Sunday, as usual, we stayed in bed until 8 am this morning. I usually watch “CBS Sunday Morning”, but this morning I fell asleep and missed most of it, which made me mad because it was Charles Osgood’s last day on the show and they were celebrating him.
After eating a bowl of cereal, I started do some housework. From 8:30 am until 11:30 am, I was non-stop. Mopped my floors, vacuuming the carpet, washing my sheets and towels. Also decided to wash my bathmats. I also changed from my summer comforter on my bed to my winter comforter, even though it’s still warm here. I usually change my comforter twice a year…in the spring and in the fall. So I also had to wash my winter comforter. Also decided to wash my bathmats. I put clean sheets on the bed with the winter comforter and the finally sat down. I was pooped!

After all was done, I had some soup and a salad for lunch. Watched the Dodger game. Today is Vin Scully’s last day of announcing the Dodger games. It was so cool how each Dodger player saluted him in the booth as they came up to the plate their first time today. I will miss hearing Vinnie call the games. I’ve listened to him all my life. He can describe the game so well that a blind person can picture it in their mind.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Friday!

We got up early this morning to go for a dog walk with Jean. It was only 47° at 6 am when we got up, but by the time we left for the walk, it had gone up to 52°. I actually wore sweat pants instead of shorts. We let the dogs play for a while and then Jean headed home.
I made some eggs for Hiker and myself and then Jean called and wanted me to go to the Dollar Tree store with her. We actually ended up going to all 3 Dollar Stores in the Santa Clarita Valley.
I put up a few fall outdoor decorations then settled down to watch a little TV. Still haven’t done the housework I need to do. I’ll have to force myself to do it this weekend.
After lunch, my neighbor/friend Christiane called me and said she just received the new Windows 10 Anniversary update, so she wanted me to come over and make sure everything downloaded and installed properly.

Was nice here temperature-wise all day, but supposed to get really hot this weekend. They are saying it will be in the 90’s at the beach and in the 100’s here inland.