Out of the Closet, 'the world's most fabulous thrift store' that pretty much exists to provide free HIV testing as well as other medical services, regardless of ability to pay. If I can find cool stuff (and I do) and support an excellent work, it's all win win to me! The good thing is, I don't live here, so I can't spend even more $ and time in there. Couches and glasses and clothes and books and...well, you get the idea. And it's all really, really good stuff! At amazing prices. Ok, enough about that. But I want that couch so muuuuuuuuuuuuuccccchhhhhhh. And those chairs and...oh, they wouldn't fit in the shack anyway. Never mind.
|Not a place I have to go, but I do like the sign and that it still exists!|
|Yes, I even love the spiders. I grew up dodging these babies in the woods. EWWWWW!|
I'm not sure why I like Australian pines so much. They are non-native, invasive water suckers, untidy looking, with shallow root systems that usually fail to hold in a strong storm (though obviously these have held a long time!). But like them I do. They landscaped my east coastal world as a kid, beaches were known by names like Two Pines, and they sound really wonderful in a high wind. They are the cool bad boys of trees. Of course I like them.
I've never seen a bottle brush plant like this - it is more like a
weeping willow and had to have branches dangling 30 feet or more. Wow!
And then my brother got home. The beginning of the afternoon and night starting innocently enough.A cocktail while he transitioned from work to play...and onward went we.
|A bridge my bro bikes over that harbors many many many iguanas. They were scattering faster than I could get my camera out, but I did get a few of the slower ones|
|Where iguanas in cities go to hide from humans|
|Not for shopping|
|No shirt law here|
|No right of access law either!|
|Yes, citizens, this is your entrance|
|Water ahead. Bars, souvenir shops and more? to the left|
|Great beach parks. And if you pay the price, you can park by them|
|Very cool mural here...I'll try for a better shot later|
|Adele, as gorgeous as ever. Her children like being photographed as much as mine. Which is why you won't see a photograph of their beautiful selves.|
|How to make your own reality in a city|
|Adele is a brilliant manicurist. Michelle is a brilliant manicuree. Adele said giving me a manicure would be worthless because I'd never keep up with it. She is right. As usual.|
|My brother, watching Martini Manicure World|
|The best smoked fish dip platter I've ever had. Yum!!|
|Our super nice bartender. His name is ______.|
I went outside to photograph the almost full moon
Sadly, this is the best of quite a few attempts.
It was a great day and night! I am pretty sure he has plans for us later on today and tonight as well. I'm going to spend the rest of the morning
going on a long walk exercising actively zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.......