Tuesday, May 29, 2012


and I was there!  No, you sillies, not in 1602 (I know I am "elderly" but I am NOT THAT OLD!  LOL  Santa Catalina Island has quite a history.  Located about 20 miles off the coast of Southern California, you have to take a boat to get there.  Well ,maybe there is an airstrip but I don't know for sure. Anyway, we (Mr. S. O.) and I flew to Long Beach and jumped on this wonderful boat for the trip over.  Takes about an hour...we were moving right along...

here is the boat...

and here is the dock with a map of the island...

This is typical of the scenery...can I say: "VERY HILLY!"

Here's how you get around on this island...
on foot or possibly a golf cart
You can rent bikes but.
There are hardly any cars

isn't this Hotel a beauty!  Really PINK!

and of course on a walk we found this sign
so I HAD to get a picture of
Mr. S.O.!
Cute, eh?

This was the view out of our window right in town.  I don't want to say the houses were close together sideways...but front to back as well!  Cozy,
and you better get along with your neighbors!

This huge sea gull was begging for food all the time!  Even followed me all
around the beach.  I couldn't help thinking of the movie, "The Birds" or whatever it was called.
Catalina is beautiful and a fun place to go!
Now if there was only a "Honeymoon" in the future!

I already have my next post "in my head" and hope to get to it quickly.
Have to allow you sweeties time to leave me a comment on my "Travelogue"
so do your part and I promise to post MUCH, MUCH sooner.
And I even used the new "Interface!"  Whew, it's hard to hold your breath 
all the way through.
Thank you to all my new followers, some of whom I have NOT been able to thank
properly, but I appreciate each and every follower and comment.
Please come back soon!


  1. thanks for sharing this useful post. have a nice day.

  2. Good morning Joy...so nice to see you back!
    Goodness you do get around and what a gorgeous island - I've only been to California once and that was to Sanoma Valley - which is also very beautiful.
    Thanks for taking us on your wonderful tour.

  3. You are quite a tour guide. What a wonderful trip and thank you so much for sharing. I am not sure I would like the hills though, I don't care for the ones we have here in Northern Cali. The rest of it looks absolutely beautiful though. You must have had a great time. Blessings ~Sara
    ps- miss hearing from you.

  4. hi joy.....this place you visited reminds me of mackinaw island.....i love it there....and yes if i were to go out your way....this would be a place i would like to go to....thanks for the tour......now can you do me a favor.....can you come in here and post a little more....i love reading your blog....and wish you had more time to blog in that busy life of yours....just saying.....lol...will chat with you soon....linda

  5. so happy to see you posting! Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Enjoyed the pictures. I agree with Linda, we need to hear from you more.

  6. Hi Joy,
    It was great to meet you at the Blog Forum. What a great trip this is. Boating sounds like fun. I like this armchair traveling. Keep it up.
    Miss Ellie

  7. Oh Joy.... I wish I'd known you were in Long Beach. That is only an hour or less from me. I would love to have you spend some time with us... or at least get together to visit... and eat. We just got home from Utah last night. I have not had computer time so I am way behind. Are you still in the area? Can you come visit? Please let me know.

    I am glad that you enjoyed Catalina. I love it there. Come and visit me. Hugs, Lura


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