Saturday, May 10, 2008

Day 3 - La Jolla Shores and The Flower Fields

Melanie and I were born in Los Angeles and my grandparents lived in Michigan. They would come out to visit and rent a place in La Jolla Shores where we went to stay with them. La Jolla Shores is across the cove or bay from the La Jolla Cove. It is mostly residential and beaches.


Mel and I have wonderful memories of the summer when we were 3, staying with Grandma and Grandpa. We would play on the beach and walk the boardwalk, where we met our very first dogs that we were allowed to help walk. They were a pair of Dachshunds, Bruce and Charlie. Charlie was brown and Bruce was black and tan. Bruce was a little chubby with his tummy hitting the ground as we walked. :) It is hard to believe that that was about 37 years ago now!

Mel and I went back and found the boardwalk and some little shops that look like they have been frozen in time. It was a magical feeling to be back with Melanie. We stopped at a little coffee shop and look at their tables! My friend Rebecca will appreciate these mosaics, and I was thinking of my friend Moira when talking about the Dachshunds.




Melanie on the boardwalk.

Here I am.



On our way back from the shores, we decided to stop off at the Carlsbad Outlet Shops. As we pulled in, our eyes got huge and said "What is that?!" When we saw the fields of color behind the mall. It was The Flower Fields and they only bloom this time of year. I could not stop taking pictures as we walked the rows of flowers. Here are a few of my favorite shots.























It was the perfect way to end a wonderful and successful trip. Melanie and I cannot wait to go back next year!

13 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

Look at all those flowers! What wonderful pictures you have posted... seems like it was a really great trip. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth Welter said...

Wow Melissa...could I get lost in those flower fields...I think I would never want to come home. Just beautiful!! Looks like you and your sister had a great time too.

TwoPugs said...

Wow. Beautiful. It looks like you had a fabulous trip. Makes me want to go there!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa...these are awesome photos...those flower fields are amazing!

thank you for the kind thoughts for me and my family during this...I am so bad in situations like this...your friendship means a lot and I am grateful that you are there for me...

hugs
Diana

Judy Mackey said...

Hi Melissa,
I was visiting my sister-in-law just up the road from you in Laguna Beach. She did mention the flowers but we went to Pasadena to see the Showcase House instead and spent some days visiting the art galleries in Laguna...I'm sorry I missed the flowers they are spectacular!!
Judy

Rebecca said...

Love that table! You & your sister look so much alike. Great images from the flower fields!

The Devil Dog said...

Wow! Mom just caught up on her reading. Boy, did you have a fun time. The flower field is gorgeous. It is always fun to go back to a place that has such wonderful memories. The table looked great. Mom loved the mosaic tables, but she was really interested in the wall art above the table. Did you get any pictures of that? The pug massage looked "interesting" Lucky would love it. Not me. No way no how. 500 pugs? Wow. What a day. And the all you could eat buffet? Wah! Mom said I gained enough weight, back down to less food. What a great time you must have had.

Roxy

Fannie said...

Life is art, isn't it? Thanks for posting all these wonderful photos. They're beautiful as you are beautiful.

Happy Mother's Day!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Those flower fields are amazing!! What fabulous photos!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Moira said...

spectacular!

Karine said...

Those flower fields look like my kind of heaven! Lovely.

lizzyl said...

the flower fields look incredible. i really need to visit them before it's over for another year!

Weeny&Daisy said...

OOO The flowers look soooo pretty! Mummy said it reminded her of the scene in the wizard of oz, when dorothy is poisened by the poppies :S hehe!

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx