Saturday, May 26, 2012

Visiting with Ilene

After leaving my dads, I drove to Northern California for a few days to visit with my friend, Ilene, in Fortuna. Ilene lives just outside of Ferndale, a town that I lived in when I was in 7th, 8th and half of 9th grade


Ilene and I played in historic old town Eureka and had a yummy lunch in Arcata. While I Eureka, we drove by a cool art display, so we stopped for photos. I was introduced to whimsical folk artist, Roman Gabriel. I just fell in love with his garden art.

I also had a lovely dinner with one of my old friends, Mary. With all the traveling I did as a child growing up in the Navy, I don't really have that many childhood friends. I met Mary in 7th grade. We got back in touch after our 20th reunion and through facebook, so it was really fun to see her. (sadly, i totally forgot to take a picture of us together).


  1. Love the buildings in Eureka!! Ilene's house is total charm! What an amazing way to see the U.S.A. :-) Have fun!

  2. that was a delightful tour - what fun - beautiful photographs - love, mom

  3. What a beautiful place! I've never been up there but your pictures are certainly enticing. You are having the most grand adventure. Your pictures always make me happy to think of you having such fun. xoxo!

  4. So beautiful! I'd love to visit this place. Sure wish more cities were that colorful...wouldn't the world be a prettier place?!

  5. I love your photos! I feel like I was really there :). I must say, that adorable goat face is my favorite pic. What a cutie!


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