I wonder what coots taste like ? Should I go after this coot ? There sure are a lot of coots in Newport. I think they are American Coots.
I took staff for a nice hike above Laguna Beach today, a few days after Christmas. It wasn’t as green as hoped, but it was a beeeeeyooootiful day ! Also lots of great scents and plenty of snake holes. I went to rattlesnake skool before so staff wasn’t too worried. We like to walk around (since I am 12, its more of a mosie about than a hike) at Top of the World. We go in by the Del Mar Street side out of habit. Some times there are goats up there, but there isn’t enough grass yet to need fire prevention. Just some cactus.
After we finished our walk we went into town since it was early and parking was easy. What do you think the first stop was ? You know staff likes her pastries . . . . SO we went to Scandia Bakery on Forrest Avenue. Today it was Bearclaws because even though they have lots of delightful things, they do make a very nice bearclaw and we hadn’t had any for a while. I had to remind staff to get me MY OWN PLEASE !
We don’t have enough twitter followers to do a Bark Box review for Blog Paws. So Staff said I could review the Henry and David Basket ! The cheese was “Meh” as Ashley would say. But I was more interested in the Summer Sausage anyway ! It was delish ! Just the right amount of fat, not so many spices as to hide the rich meaty flavor. A resounding A +. Only the fact that it wasn’t wrapped in bacon prevented more + s after my A !
Many days in the winter in Southern California can be no burn days for wood burning fireplaces. On bad air days, the Air Quality Control Board will issue a no burn advisory for your zip code. Healthy Hearts web site suggests some ways to burn clean all of the time. Pesky particles from a “dirty” fire can harm your lungs, and those of others, not to mention be a fire hazard.
Ho Ho Ho, I think that this red fireplace is for decoration only, but it is very festive. I beseeched staff to find a velvet padded ottoman for me to pose on, to improve the composition of the photograph, but none were to be had. So here you have relatively short me, and a very tall fireplace. I think its very festive anyway ! I wonder what is in those stockings ? See you later pals, we are off to find some delphiniums. Staff says we must find delphiniums before we go to the sausage shop. Go figure . . .
Here I am at Our Gang General Store. I like to visit Jill and Jenny and the Gang sometimes but they were all very busy stocking for Christmas. Our Gang is the coolest place if you need to buy a kid a present ! Also, this horse has been on Marine Avenue for a long time. Here it is with Henri and Grant in 1990 !