Friday, December 6, 2013

the ROCK… part 2

When i think of the rock, 3 things come to mind…
1. the ROCK... the wrestler now actor.
    PS. loved his recent movie Pain & Gain

2. the ROCK… as in Alcatraz, the prison in the San Francisco bay.

and 3. wait for it...

So… I forgot to heed Kim's aka Ice's advice and purchase our Alcatraz tickets in advance, & it was sold out while we were there in San Fran. We decided to drive on, as planned, to Monterey and then had to return. How could you go to San Francisco and not go to Alcatraz? The answer is, you just can't.

Juan and I aren't gangsters or anything, but we are avid fans of prison movies :o). Shawshank Redemption being one of my favorites…"Get busy living or get busy dying." We even have this hilarious onesie for baby bear. Complete with 9 month tally!

3. & now, the ROCK, Morro Bay
Morro Bay was absolutely one of our favorite spots in California! A quaint little fishing village with this huge, yes, you guessed it right!  ROCK :o)

Arrival at hotel!
Our all time favorite hotel during our 10 day trip was The Beach Bungalow. We arrived late on a chilly night to be welcomed by the warmth of the fireplace. Whether it be a real fire or not is besides the point :o). The owner was equally welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed our included breakfast at a little place near the ROCK. As we ate outside, we were greeted by Monarch butterflies flying overhead... every 30 seconds or so… on their migration back to Mexico… I know… You couldn't make the s**t up if you wanted to :o).

lots and lots of love…
Morro Bay, CA

little lisa lollipop

P.S. Speaking of prison... and with his passing, I can not, not mention Nelson Mandela. I love him, and I am mesmerized by him!


  1. Hey! So glad you're back! I have missed you. Haven't been to Cali. yet, but it's on my bucket list too, so I'll be picking your brains! Also didn't know we shared a love of prison movies either-- I loved Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption, and Murder in The First is another one of my favs. LOVE the romper--but you also share my sick sense of humor as well!!! I can't wait to see pics! =) Sounds like an awesome time!

  2. Thank you, Lisa, for openly and courageously sharing your journey. I stumbled upon your blog while looking for another blog and your wit immediately drew me in to your story. You have inspired and humbled me. I know that writing the blog must be time consuming and, at times, emotionally exhausting, but I do hope you find a moment to give your fans an update.

    Sincerely, Jennifer from Orange County, Cali :)