Thursday, December 2, 2021

My son and family in Oahu, my sister here with me, 11/22 - 12/2/21

Random photos of grandson, before their Hawaii Trip to Oahu.

On Thursday, 11/22, it was daunting how he would handle the airport and the plane flight. He passed the test with flying colors, sorry about the pun. He was not fussy but was very curious and loved people watching. 

They are definitely, enjoying much needed vacation. 

He loves this soft and cute koala. Thank you very much Aunty Sandy.

My sister arrived on the same day, 11/22/21
Tuesday, 11/23, we went Santa Monica Pier as well as had lunch at 3rd Street Promenade. My burger was juicy but definitely yummy. We also went to Venice Canals.

Wednesday, 11/24, Dana gifted me with this 24" Vizio smart tv. I did not ship my tv; I am so glad I did not. This tv is perfect. It sits on my dining table in the kitchen. 

We later went to The Grove. 

We did not have plans for Thanksgiving and decided to drive down to Redondo Beach. We just kept driving on S. Catalina Ave. - luckily some restaurants were open. Yay, we enjoyed a dinner at Hennesey.

Friday, 11/23
Although, I took photos at Warner Brothers Studio, I rather not share them so if you go there, you can see the place for yourself.

Saturday, 11/27
We enjoyed going to Pasadena. Norton Simon Museum - There were many Southern Asian pieces, ancient Mediterranean art. I enjoyed Edgar Degas pieces - he enjoyed ballerinas.

Peter Paul Rubens did this painting of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Quote from the description below - "The founder of the Jesuits...their famous motto: "To the greater glory of God" presented as a Christian hero, full of Baroque sentiment designed to strengthen worshippers in their belief and spur them to emulation."

I went to Loyola Marymount University, therefore seeing this painting meant a lot to me.

Using Google maps to find restaurants, we chose Cafe Santorini. 

Cute, right? This topiary.

Monday, 11/29
Getty Villa

Karl Weber, used the excavations of the Villa dei Papari - to a create floor plan which was used as a basis to construct the Getty Villa.

Again, we used Google maps to find a restaurant in Malibu. 

We had a pound of mussels. After ordering inside, we ate outside at one of their picnic tables.

Tuesday, 11/30
We stayed home at made my place nicer and embellished the walls.

Thank you Dana for coming down from San Jose and staying with me while they were gone. We sure did a lot.


jalna said...

Thanks for sharing!!

celia said...

You are very welcome Jalna.

Honolulu Aunty said...

Wow! You sure know how to enjoy family, adventures, food, and art. LOVE your new home. It is like your own personal art museum!

celia said...

I got to show my sister SoCal since she is living in Northern California. Thank you Honolulu Aunty, I have always appreciated art and wood as my home decor.