Memories in the sun*

How did I ever miss it?

How could it be ignored?

Loud and inviting at the same time.

Offering many silly or quiet moments.

Take a look.

Embrace the madness.

Sometimes angry and making a point.

Other times timid and wanting your challenges.

The beach is all around you, if you live near by.

Do you take it for granted each day you drive by it?

Do you just assume that it will always be there for you?

Why not take some time to introduce yourself.

You will be amazed at all the smiles.

You will welcome the waves.

You will feel the coldness of the ocean on you.

What fun.

What a miracle.

It all awaits you.

Why do you hesitate?

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

I have returned……..

Howdy all! I reckon you all are doing well? I’m just plum excited to be back home. I had a good ole time in Texas! Mighty hot. Humid as hell. Otherwise, I declare I had me a good time.

I am going to be around a little bit more now. I hope to come visit you soon. I had a great visit with my son. He does work a lot, so I spent a lot of time at the pool. I guess you can say that I got a pretty good tan now. I also spent time in the gym where he lives. I drank loads of water. I thought California was hot. Wrong!

I got to go to a real rodeo and see some bull fighting and fantastic horse riding. I also went to downtown Dallas. I saw the spot where President Kennedy was shot. I also got to go visit some cool museums.

I know I will be going back to see my son. He plans on staying there awhile. I think I will go when it is cooler there! lol

Now, I am back to reality. I do have to go to the mountains this weekend to clear brush. Other than that, I am just taking it one day at a time. Tomorrow I have a physical exam, so wish me luck.

Well, duty calls. I will see you all soon. Until then, smile and stay healthy.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Summer Break Time…..

Hi all. It is that time of year again where I have a really hectic schedule. I need to stay focused on my current events at home. I will be taking a break from blogging. I will be back when things calm down! I hope you all enjoy the summer. Stay well and happy. Be sure to take care of yourself. I want to thank you all for being such great blogging friends. I will be stopping in to visit you, but I will not be leaving comments. I love to see what you all are doing. I will also be checking on my blog every so often, so if you leave a comment…I will reply. So, until ????….Have a great life.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Faria State Beach…nice*









I just got back from a wonderful weekend trip. Faria State beach is just beautiful. We camped right near the waves. We could climb the rocks and jump right in! We were right next door to Rincon, where you can park your RV right on the road next to the beach! Emma Woods State Beach was also close by, all within biking distance. We got to see beautiful sunsets. We saw a whale, a shark, sea lions, seagulls, and all kinds of little critters running around. I was always entertained. The people we camped next to were very nice. We all got a chance to tell some crazy stories. lol One night a good friend and her husband came for a visit. We had Cinco de Mayo fun! I made so many new friends, I love it. There is like a community when you go camping. We all shared all of our stuff with one another. I got to eat some pretty amazing food. I hope you like the photos. I did have my camera ready. My binoculars were used a lot also! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Have a week full of many smiles.

** If any of my new friends are visiting….Very nice to have spent some time with you all.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Distraction…. a POEM*

So I am thinking about the world

Wondering how everyone can get feed EVERY day

I am sad that so many are not well

I am wondering how I can help

I wish I had unlimited funds available

I would divide them all fairly

I would make sure everyone had a place to live

That everyone could feel the embrace of LOVE

As I get deeper into my thoughts

I begin to notice a weight on my shoulders

I am gravitated to my chair

To reflect on the world as it is

The more I reflect

The more I realize that I am only one

I realize that the world needs to unite

The world needs to be reading the same book

So now what I am doing is packing up my RV

I need a distraction

I need to see the BEAUTY of the world

I need to remain balanced

so I can do my part

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

I’m all smiles*

Texas son will be visiting. I can not wait to see him. It has been since February! It seems like forever. He will be busy catching up on news here in crazy California. I will be out for a bit. Stay smiling. Have fun. Enjoy family time. It goes by too quickly. My son was just a baby, and now he is a man. WOW OK, gotta run. Stay well and happy. Be safe. Enjoy the world around you. I sure appreciate it.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

This SONG gets me moving at the gym..check out this VIDEO from 1979!

I find it hard to believe that this video is from 1979. I mean, check out the clothes. Look at those shades! The guitar playing is awesome. They do not make music like this anymore, in my opinion. I really think that this song ROCKS. The lyrics are strange, but they seem to work. What is your opinion?

Have fun moving and dancing.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Guaranteed to DANCE to this VIDEO……Have fun*

No matter how tired or how lazy I feel, this song ALWAYS gets me to get up and DANCE. Before you know it, Friday will be here. Then the weekend. Time to celebrate YOUR way. So, let the music make you move and feel the fun in your bones. lol

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Calabasas….The Commons*

I LOVE going to The Commons in Calabasas.  The Commons is a local shopping center that is designed to attract a lot of people who LOVE to spend money. lol You can watch a movie, go grocery shopping, pig out at your favorite food place, check at the books at Barnes & Noble, have coffee at Starbucks, and so much more! The Marmalade is one of my favorite places to meet friends for breakfast or lunch. I am not real big on dinner. Today I was hanging out with my friend Vivian when I decided to take some pictures near two of the little statues that are near the small pond there. I did not get to see the family of turtles today, so I will try to photo them next time. It is so much fun spending time with good friends. Thank you Vivian for taking such cool photos with your fancy phone. lol

Hope you are all having a good week. I will drop in asap. Until then, remember to smile and eat lots of dark chocolate. lol

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Back from Texas……..

Well, I have returned. I have mixed feelings about Texas. The people there are ALL really nice. They are very helpful and polite. They really seem to care about what you are asking about. I was impressed. They are not all walking around with cowboy hats and boots on. They look just like everyone else anywhere in the states. I was kind of wanting to see some cowboys. Oh well. 😦

Now the highways are another story. I was going crazy, and so was our GPS. I think it is easier to drive around LA! There is so much open road in Texas. I guess I am just set with the way around town here. I would get around Texas, after a while. Costco from my sons house is about 40 minutes away. I would go crazy with that! I would have to be close to all the stores I am familiar with. I guess I am getting old!:(

My son seems very happy. He got his place all set up. It looks pretty good for a studio apartment. He takes about 200 steps, and he is at work. No traffic. No excuse for being late. No stress from long commutes. He is fitting in nicely. I am very happy to have had the chance to go see where he is. His complex is very nice and all of the managers are friendly. They bake fresh cookies EVERY morning! They gave a wonderful coffee machine. I went there EVERY morning because my son does not do coffee. 😦

I am glad to be back in CA and crazy LA. I love this place. I did miss it a lot. When I landed at LAX, I smiled big time.

Hope you are all well. I will be by as soon as I catch up.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz