Friday, September 23, 2011

Last Day of Summer + A New Skirt

It was the last day of summer on Thursday, so what better way to celebrate than by going to Halloweentime at Disneyland and help usher in the fall! I've been sewing like crazy, so I thought I'd wear one of my new skirts and take pictures while at Disneyland. Well, Disneyland was so empty that we ended up just running around and riding all the rides and didn't get to take that many pictures. Here's the best of what we were able to shoot. Hope you can see the skirt, I think it's so cute.  I got two compliments on it while at Disneyland! One from the lady checking us out of the park, and one from a girl who works at Apricot Lane. The girl who works at Apricot Lame actually asked me where I got the skirt, so then I was able to say, "I made it!" She was actually a student at FIDM so, I let her know how I made it and she said she is going to give it a try! My inspiration from this skirt is a skirt from Jcrew, only the skirt from Jcrew was made out of wool! It's not cold enough for wool, so I made mine out of linen.

Lone Pine

On our way to Bishop we passed a bunch of little towns with the most interesting buildings and stores, (and people)! On the road we kept seeing signs for a "Film Museum" so when we hit Lone Pine we had to stop and check it out. It was what I expected, a bunch of stuff from all the Westerns that were filmed there, Tombstone being one of them! When Danny and I walked to the back we saw something we never expected ... TREMORS! I guess they filmed part of it in Lone Pine. They also had some stuff from Iron Man, which I was pretty excited about. 

We didn't bring in the camera, but Danny boy got some shots on his iPhone.

Here are the pictures...
PS: Their gift shop was pretty rad, Danny ended up buying a book about out-houses, it's pretty amazing!


Danny's Favorite Vacation

Danny's work has been stressing him out big time this month so, when he had a nervous break down we decided that maybe we should get him out of town and away from cell service. His sister, Jessica, is working at a resort up in Bishop this summer, and she said we could come up and visit her for a quick weekend trip. We needed that fresh mountain air!
While we were up there Danny knew about this ghost town about an hour and a half away from Bishop called Bodie. It was amazing. At one point 10,000 people lived there and only 5% of the buildings are still standing. Bodie was huge! I can't believe how many buildings are still standing frozen in time. My only other experience with a ghost town had been with Calico, and that's mostly all restored. This is an ACTUAL ghost town, when you look inside the windows of the buildings it looks like people just up and left in a hurry. It kind of creeped me out, and I am pretty sure there is a ghost in one of my pictures! Just kidding, I don't believe in ghost, but if I did I bet this town would've been 100 times more fun for me! Cause it was crazy!
Get ready for a million pictures!
En-route to Bishop!

Our Bodie tour begins!

This was one of my favorite buildings. I think it was a hotel.

I wore my sandals to Bodie cause I thought it was going to be something like Calico, and then it turns out I had to walk a TON. Thank goodness I left my vans in Danny's car and was able to put those on!

Bodie Chapel

All I kept thinking was, "I am SO GLAD I left my Vans in Danny's car!!"

Danny really loves this picture

Inside the general store

This was my favorite bar. In it's heyday it had more than 60 bars and it was "second to none in wickedness" Apparently there were a lot of saloons, brothels, and killings happened almost daily. I am glad I don't live in 1881.
Taking a break from all the walking, thank goodness I had my Vans!

Inside one of the bars.

Trecking up Green street to get a good view of the town.

Jessica calls this picture our "90's sitcom" shot. I love it ha ha

I loved the Green St sign.
One of my favorite things about this ghost town was the inside of the houses. I LOVED the wall paper. It was amazing.

This is my ghost picture!

Out of Bodie and heading back to Bishop for dinner!

** Danny refuses to be in pictures, I think that's why he bought a camera, so that he could always just hide behind the lens! One day I will get a nice camera and I will just shoot him shooting people! I will get him to be in pictures if it's the last thing I do!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

International Street Fair

Every year Orange does an International Street Fair at the Orange Circle. They have little booths up selling things around the circle, and then down each street they have different food booths from different countries. 
It started on Friday and it goes until Sunday, I knew that it would be crazy so, I told Danny that we need to go on the first day, get their right when it starts and enjoy it while there aren't that many people. 
The fair started at 5pm on Friday, we left my house at 5:20pm, we paid $10 to park right in front of the fair, and made it about 30 minutes before the crowds started rolling in. 

We got to eat Australian potatoes, Italian pizza and Italian meatball sandwiches with no crowds, but once we hit the English fish and chips booth the crowds were crazy! The English chips were the best! Once we finished that I was ready for dessert and I wanted to go to the All-American street to get funnel cake! That's when the crowds really got crazy! But I love funnel cake so, I stood in the longest line I had seen so far and waited to get my yummy dessert!

It was fun to visit all the booths from different counties, I wasn't brave enough to try any of the sausages, I feel that being from Argentina it doesn't get any better than a Choripan! : ) No German or Polish sausage could compare! Maybe next year I should put up an Argentine booth and serve Choripan and Milanesa, I would make a killing!

So many people!
Here is a shot of the skirt I made the other day, I thought this would be the perfect place to show it off!
Standing on line for funnel cakes! It wrapped around the corner!
I couldn't stop eating it! It was so yummy!
Here is another shot of my skirt. This is my new favorite skirt style, I want to make one in every color.

Friday, September 2, 2011

I LOVE this App!

So, I stumbled upon this app for Android the other day and I just LOVE it!! I can't stop playing with it! I just think it's so fun! I took some of the pictures I already had and applied them to some of the fun backgrounds. This app has like 250+ backgrounds so there's a lot to choose from!

I know it's silly but I just think this app is so fun! It's probably why it's called Photofunia!!
I can't wait to try out the rest of the backgrounds!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

No More Crowds!

Danny and I went to Disneyland and it was the first time in a long time where it wasn't crazy crowded! We had so much fun! We had some dinner, walked around, watched World of Color, went on the Toy Story ride, watched the Disneyland fireworks from California Adventure, and then went on the Little Mermaid ride. We have so many more Disneyland days to look forward to this fall. I can't wait for the Halloween decorations to go up! 

LOVED World of Color!

The two things I always make sure to take with me when I go to Disneyland are:

1. My Salt Water Sandals

2. My pink Princess backpack. In my backpack I have my Bert's Bees and lotion, as well as my sunglasses for sunny days and a sweater for when it gets cold.

Watching the Disneyland fireworks. In this picture you can see my little pink Princess backpack that I take with me to Disneyland every time we go. I don't want to carry a purse when I go so, I bought this backpack at Disneyland two years ago and have taken it to Disneyland every time since!