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Flip-Flops And Life

I am a 70's girl stuck in 2014.  How do I learn to belong? Can you pick me out?

I am a 70’s girl stuck in 2014. How do I learn to belong? Can you pick me out?

Running late for my dental appointment, I grab my socks and I thought my shoes. As I start the engine and travel down the road, I realize the shoes were a figure of my crazy imagination.
Laughing out loud to no one but myself, I don’t turn around. Frozen in time, I look down to my bare feet and think who cares?
I could say I don’t care about shoes and I do not care to choose, but reality is I was in a hurry.

“Alesia, put something on your feet if you are going out to play!” Living in Hawaii–who cares, right.
“Ok, mom,” As I run out with flip-flops in my hands and no socks. The flip-flops never made it to my feet usually.
It was 1971 and who gave a you know what about shoes. We lived in Hawaii and we just wanted to have fun and playing with the other kids without shoes on was the norm.
Those were the days. No one held this girl down. No shoes for sure did. Being on your own time and really no time source to tell me different made me feel like nothing could go wrong. Reminiscing of the days of old, I still realize how I loved those old days. Backing up in my mind, everything was going my way. I could do whatever I wanted to do.

“Damn.” I said to myself realizing I was not going to turn around for my shoes just because I was going to the dentist. You could call it crazy, but I called it freedom and memory freezing even if just for the 15 minute drive. The sun was beaming down on my car hood and it was just a beautiful day. Who cares if I have any shoes? I sure did not. After all I am just an American woman wanting to mess with your mind and show up barefoot.

Oh..That's where those flip-flops ended?

Oh..That’s where those flip-flops ended?

“Alesia, time for supper. Come in before your food gets cold!” Man, moms know how to mess up a good tether ball tournament going on with my friends on the Barracks we lived in. All the children I played with hovered around that ball and string.
“Ok, mom!” I shouted. My friends were so kind. They crowned me the champion for the evening tether ball match. I took that championship home with me with a big smile on my face. Walking into the house, my mom looks at my dirty 9-year-old feet. OOPS!!!! No flip-flops on.

Walking into the dentist office and then sitting into the chair, my dental hygienist does not even notice I am barefooted.
She starts talking about some old man’s world book series where men would turn into young men and become super heroes.
Geez, I felt like a super hero just then. I got caught outside without my shoes on and no one cared!

Honolulu 1971. Ahhh! The life.

Honolulu 1971. Ahhh! The life.


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Victoria, Canada on Display

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy some photos with my Nikon. If you are looking for a lovely vacation getaway, Victoria, BC may be just the right town for you. Many of us who do live in the Pacific NW enjoy visiting this city by land, boat, or air. This trip was by boat. I think I have captured a great feel for the city in these shots.


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Love At First Sight

Have you seen my love? It was just for a moment. A memory so sweet. If I had my way baby, you would still be in my life or at least a tweet.
Oh–you got my eyes looking. Oh-you got my eyes dreaming of your post on Facebook. If only for the moment-I thought of you. Oh-my eyes than got burning. It was from utter delight. The sun was shining as was its right. It shined oh so clearly on you my baby, my love at first sight. I closed in for the capture to my surprise. You were stopped for a moment. Frozen in time. Then my black eyes saw you, my love, drift out of sight. The memory left me, but the photo I got was so precise. You were my love at first sight baby and took me so far. Only 16 years old, you drove me around and crazy. Oh–my love at first sight.

What was your first car you ever drove? I drove a Ford Pinto!

What was your first car you ever drove? I drove a Ford Pinto!

For those who have memories of their first love AKA first car..


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OH Canada

The Royal Canadian Navy was definitely on display on my recent trip to Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria has done a fine job with marking historical monuments to its own history which does include war-time remembrances.


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Our Time

The space needle is really straight!  My camera says otherwise.  Life through colored lens can deceive, but we can know the truth.

The space needle is really straight! My camera says otherwise. Life through colored lens can deceive, but we can know the truth.

Put your head up. Take a deep breath. There is always new possibilities out there.
I know. This sounds challenging. Guess what? There will be victory.
We are in a new era. Recognize that this is your wake up call. Keep your ambitions high.
Remember you are part of the solution. Send a message to yourself and clear your head of
anything that pressures you in what is your time, my time, and our time.
We will prevail.
It is our time. We are a force to be reckoned with….
Inspired by: A sleepyhead needing her own courage to get out of bed this morning and facing chronic pain.
So I thought I got the camera turned just enough to straighten the shot out....NO SUCH LUCK!

So I thought I got the camera turned just enough to straighten the shot out….NO SUCH LUCK!


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High Tea

High Tea is a must when visiting Victoria. The grand tea room, with the fine china and portraits of Queen Elizabeth’s grand parents hanging on the walls made for authenticity. There is also a beautiful view of the harbor to look out at that inspires one to relax and enjoy the ambience.
The tea service included finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and a tray of various desserts. It was such a treat! See for yourself:


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The Case of the Missing Wallet

No vacation is complete without some kind of mystery. Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys fans fasten your seatbelt. We are about to go for a ride. The following event took place in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada) while on holiday with my friends. Events as they occurred are real. Names have not been changed to protect the innocent or the guilty……
It was approximately 1pm and we checked into our beautiful hotel room at The Empress overlooking the harbor. Shortly thereafter strange events happened that led up to the next morning with my friend’s husband discovering his wallet missing! Aghast!!!!
We have three suspects. Please chime in anytime when you think you might know who done it? Our first thought on the morning of the discovery of the missing wallet was it had been left on the window sill of our third floor hotel room and taken by suspect one who is named Fred.

Fred made regular stops to our hotel from faraway distances to eat bread.

Fred made regular stops to our hotel from faraway distances to eat bread.


Suspect Two was an employee who entered our room to open our window to circulate the air better. I was not in the room nor my girlfriend. Her husband, though, was in the bathroom and never heard him come in. He describes the employee’s entrance like this because he never heard him: “He came in like a Ninja.” Photo two shows the wallet on the bed when suspect two entered. I know this because I took this photo right before he came in:
Look close on the bed. The wallet is on top of the IPad type device!

Look close on the bed. The wallet is on top of the Ipad type device!


Suspect three is the most innocent in my opinion. It is my dear friend’s husband. Just so you know–the wallet was thought to be on the window sill and he felt he might have accidentally pushed it out. I never thought that could happen as evidenced by the above photo I took.
After our discovery, security was called and an immediate investigation began. The good news was that the wallet was found outside the window on the grounds of the hotel with its contents scattered. It is my belief that the wallet was either A: Pushed out of the window by the hotel employee while opening our window or B: He was looking in it and then heard my friend’s husband in the bathroom and panicked throwing it out the window. Shortly after we arrived back to the hotel and saw the window was opened another guy (suspect 2 I believe coming back to the scene of the “crime”) was there to see if our window had been opened. We told him it had been done allready. He looked really strange and actually scared to me, but because we did not pick up on the wallet missing until the next morning, we did not get alarmed.
All in all–this could have been disastrous, but it was not.
Poor Fred..Did you take the wallet?

Poor Fred..Did you take the wallet?

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