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Old 07-29-2019, 02:06 AM   #1
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My getting-through-the-quakes-thread....

LOL...just wanted to share some pics and experiences of a lovely week down in beautiful and CALM Valencia with my daughters, SILs, and grandsons. It was a great week! I got home Tuesday evening.


I LOVE Valencia....the community takes such care in carefully tending beautiful flowers on the street corners, and there are many nice pathways to walk and stroll carriages with little children.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valenc...%2C_California

It was Tyler's 9th birthday and both my daughters and all the cousins had a great time. We took them to MB2 in Sylmar to let them drive go-karts. They had a blast. The kids under 10 years old are carefully monitored on computer by the staff, they can't go over 20 mph.
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Lots of fun on the beach.
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Had a great lunch on a grassy area overlooking the beach near Santa Barbara. Padaro Beach Grill....I had the grilled red snapper tacos. Their website isn't the greatest, but here it is....Padaro Beach Grill
Kay......we drove right through your beautiful Santa Paula on the 126 freeway on the way to Santa Barbara....I waved hi to you and Steve! Had 4 very active little boys in the van with us. LOL


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My SIL Steven just got promoted to Captain at the L.A. County Fire Department, and that involves an hour commute from their home to a new fire department in Malibu. It's not a huge glamorous station overlooking the ocean by any means, but rather a smaller station tucked into the hills of Malibu. He loves it. When we went to visit him, the engineer took the boys on a little drive in the engine. They always love that!
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Being in the hills, they get some beautiful visitors outside the back fence.
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Casey...this one is for you. Daughter and I saw this Lamborghini SUV in front of the movie theater in Calabasas when we took the kids to see the new Lion King. Thought of you when I saw that beauty. I had never seen one before. LOL
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:43 AM   #2
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It looks like you had a wonderful trip with your family, Cheryl - like a big hug when you really needed it. I strolled through the slideshow of photos from the Padaro Beach Grill - what a cute little place! Nice views, too. I got a chuckle from their menu. Featured drink? "Bottled Beer" So generic. I also liked the warning that your sweet potato fries are cooked in the same oil as onion rings - might have a faint flavor of onion. It's also nice that the kids' meals offer a salad option instead of fries.

Welcome back. I hope your home isn't shaking and rattling anymore.
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Casey...this one is for you. Daughter and I saw this Lamborghini SUV in front of the movie theater in Calabasas when we took the kids to see the new Lion King. Thought of you when I saw that beauty. I had never seen one before. LOL
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Ah, the newest Audighini. Audi owns Lamborghini, and the Urus is mostly Audi with a sexier body... and higher price tag.

I have not seen one in person, yet.

Bentley has a new SUV, too, and Audi owns Bentley, too. So, it's also a very expensive Audi.

I am glad you got to go and have some fun. It is good "therapy" after a rough time.

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Old 07-29-2019, 07:38 AM   #4
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Love this post Cheryl - what a feel good feeling this am! Thanks! Glad you had such a great time with your family.
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Thanks for sharing Cheryl.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:59 AM   #6
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Sounds like you had a great time away. Perfect timing to help your nerves settle down I hope it's been quiet since you returned home.
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Lovely trip after tumultuous times, Cheryl..

Glad you enjoyed...

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Great trip report Cheryl, and thank you. Padaro Beach Grill is such a cool little place and I've always loved it there with the big grassy area and shaded tables next to the beach on Santa Claus lane right off the freeway. The huge Santa Claus there was removed years ago but they used to have their own post office when I was a kid and we'd go up there to mail our Christmas cards so they would have that postmark for our people in Minnesota. It's time we take a little road trip and have lunch there again. It's such a beautiful drive from Ventura to Santa Barbara!

Loved all your pictures and comments, and this was just what you needed!!

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Oh Cheryl, what a wonderful respite!
I'm so glad that you and your family got an
opportunity to have a great vacation, perfect timing!
Was this pre-planned or a last minute thing?
Which ever, I'm so happy for you, DD and Tyler
Oh, and please pass along our "Congrats" to SIL who made Capt!
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It looks like you had a wonderful trip with your family, Cheryl - like a big hug when you really needed it. I strolled through the slideshow of photos from the Padaro Beach Grill - what a cute little place! Nice views, too. I got a chuckle from their menu. Featured drink? "Bottled Beer" So generic. I also liked the warning that your sweet potato fries are cooked in the same oil as onion rings - might have a faint flavor of onion. It's also nice that the kids' meals offer a salad option instead of fries.

Welcome back. I hope your home isn't shaking and rattling anymore.

Thank you, CG. Yeah, that was a really nice restaurant and great food, but they really could update their online presence.

The aftershocks are still happening, but not as frequently. There was a 3.5 this afternoon that had me on edge all over again.
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