Monday, October 14, 2013

Keeping Busy with Flat Susan

My guest for the past week has been Flat Susan, world traveler.  She arrived last Monday afternoon after a very long postage trip.
She was frightfully hungry, so I made us some fried eggs on toast, which she devoured her share, but did complain about having it with coffee.  LOL Flat Susan is a tea drinker!
Wednesday was the last photography class and FS wanted to tag along, here she is sitting on the edge of my camera case, ready to jump in.
Unfortunately, we had weather that day, very strange for us at this time of the year.  We drove up to the college in blowing dust, then it rained, then the dust blew again.  So I figured it was safer if FS didn't come out of the camera case.
Thursday I told FS to pack her bag we were going to head for Temecula first thing Friday morning.  She was very inquisitive about the trip, so I printed off a map so she could take a look, then it was get the Playhouse ready for the trip.  Temecula is about 3 hours south of where we live and is becoming well known for it's wineries. (although I didn't get a chance to check them out)
 We stayed at an RV park across the street from the Pechanga Casino, with a group of people that all own Heartland built RV trailers.  Beautiful park and very clean.  This property belongs to the casino and the casino belongs to the Pechanga Indians.
Saturday morning we took a walk and FS posed  at photo at the main gate.
Early in the morning we had a chance to be creative.  Here FS is giving water color painting a try.  She found the brush to be a wee bit too long.

Sunday we met up with our youngest son and his family at a HUGE pumpkin patch just out side of Escondido. 

 Danica and FS were from one pumpkin to the next in a blink of an eye.  You can't see FS cause she is trying to help Danica pick up that pumpkin....LOL

 This is a field of nothing but very large pumpkins
The liquid amber trees are starting to turn colors here in the mountains.
After the pumpkin patch it was back to the Playhouse and the trip home.  FS was exhausted and slept the whole way home. 
Next Friday we will be off to Lancaster for a BBQ competition so we are going to have a very busy week restocking the Playhouse and getting things ready to go.  FS isn't quite sure if she likes BBQ or not, guess we will be finding out.
Inky Hugs


  1. Cool pumpkin patch! Bet FS is having a bit of culture shock! Coffee and all the strange Yank food. :)

  2. Gosh Krisha, those eggs look awfully good, no wonder she loved them. I am not a tea drinker myself so I don't know where she picked that habit up - we very rarely drink tea in this household.
    Temecula - I love it! Went last year and fell in love with the place. Hoping to persuade my friend we need to go again.
    Love how you are teaching her to paint and showing her the pumpkin patch, that really was an experience for her.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  3. Looks like you are showing FS a good time. Picking out the perfect pumpkin from a big patch was one of my favorite outings when the girls were young.


  4. Phew flat Susan must be worn out from all those adventures, thanks for sharing x

  5. Golly, Flat Susan has been on a fun adventure. I can only imagine the tales she will tell Neet when she returns to England.

    I like how Flat Susan stands up well, unlike WOYWWendy. Wendy has a limp head and body, which makes it difficult to position her. I knew when I made her I should have put a rod up her spine, but decided it might get broken, so nixed the idea. Wish I'd gone with my original plan, now.

    BTW, I love the photos of the pumpkin patch. What a great time and adventure. That liquid amber tree is gorgeous. Not so, here, where green is still the only color of the leaves.