Tradition - Laguna Canyon For A Day Of Strolling
Let The Celebration Begin
On our way through the canyon
Did You Know? - It's our tradition to do to Laguna Canyon and enjoy and afternoon of fun at the art shows. We also walk along the beach.
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, United States, approximately 19 miles (31 km) southeast of the county seat of Santa Ana. Laguna Beach is known for its mild year-round climate, scenic beaches and coves, and artist community. The population in the 2010 census was 22,723.
Historically a territory of paleoindians, the Tongva people and then Mexico, the location became part of the United States following the Mexican-American War. Laguna Beach was settled in the 1870s, officially founded in 1887 and incorporated as the City of Laguna Beach in 1927. The city has remained relatively isolated from urban encroachment by its surrounding hills, limited highway access and a dedicated greenbelt. 5.88 miles of Laguna Beach coastline is protected by a State Marine Reserve and an additional 1.21 miles of Laguna coastline is a State Conservation Area
Tourism is the primary industry with an estimated 3 million people visiting the community annually. Annual large events include the Pageant of the Masters, Festival of the Arts, Sawdust Festival, Art-A-Fair, and Kelpfest.
First stop... Art-A-Fair for a short walk and lunch at Tivoli Two
We bought passes for the entire summer season...
Dramatic Entrance, we would say so!
Did You Know? - We follow the rules... No camera on the art work since bad people would "steal ideas/designs/techniques" so we pocketed the cameras during our stroll through the artwork.
That is OUR porch where we sit every year...
Fantastic view of the garden and waterfall
Waiting for our glass of wine
The flowers were exploding over the waterfall
"She said I didn't smile!"
The Margarita tastes pretty good right about now
Our kind of cake!
Proof that Margaritas make people smile
Chicken Caesar Salad was great
Did You Know? - The salad's creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States.
Cardini was living in San Diego but also working in Tijuana where he avoided the restrictions of Prohibition.
His daughter Rosa (1928–2003) recounted that her father invented the dish when a Fourth of July 1924 rush depleted the kitchen's supplies. Cardini made do with what he had, adding the dramatic flair of the table-side tossing "by the chef."
A number of Cardini's staff have said that they invented the dish
Julia Child said that she had eaten a Caesar salad at Cardini's restaurant when she was a child in the 1920s. The earliest contemporary documentation of Caesar Salad is from a 1946 Los Angeles restaurant menu, twenty-two years after the 1924 origin stated by the Cardinis.
Sue also has a salad with black beans, cheese, salsa... She said it was great
Yes... Paul ordered taquitos... Just what he needed.... NOT!
Did You Know? - A taquito (Spanish pronunciation: [taˈkito], lit. Spanish for "small taco" ), rolled taco, or flauta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈflauta], lit. Spanish for "flute") is a Mexican food dish most often consisting of a small rolled-up tortilla and some type of filling, including beef, cheese or chicken.
The filled tortilla is crisp-fried. The dish is often topped with condiments such as sour cream and guacamole.
Corn tortillas are generally used to make taquitos; when flour tortillas are used, the dish is more commonly known as flautas.
In some areas, such as New Mexico, taquito refers not to the rolled-up tortilla dish, but rather a smaller version of the taco.
Yummy yummy..... The salad also :-)
A Short Walk To The Sawdust Festival
Did You Know? - The Sawdust was originally called the Laguna Artists and Gallery Owners Association after breaking away from the Festival of Arts in 1965, in protest of that show's jurying system. That first festival was located on a vacant lot at the bottom of Park Avenue (on the Peacock lot) with only a few dozen exhibitors. It was called the 'Rejects Festival' by the media.
There was absolutely no show in 1966, but the show did reappear, with more exhibitors, in 1967 on an empty lot on North Coast Highway (The Kronquist lot). That show was a great success and led to the artists moving to its current location on Laguna Canyon Road, leasing the property from Walter and Dorothy Funk, and when the artists spread sawdust on the ground to combat the dust and mud, the media called it the 'Sawdust Festival,' and that name has identified the show for decades.
Looking for room to expand, in 1968 the show moved to its present three-acre site at 935 Laguna Canyon Road, welcoming one and all with the promise to educate the public as well as provide a sales outlet for unrestricted art.
We are indeed in a canyon...
Inside they had live entertainment
We are in the trees
We have seen him for 27 years...
The cooling effects of the falls were needed today
The waterfall sounds were captivating....
The sound was terrific... Very relaxing
The various stores/stands had unique decorations
Well... We are at the beach after all
The wishing well was in good shape
You do need a map to get around...
We found a great jacket but it was the wrong size
They make unique clothes (like out of table cloths) so not all sizes are available
You go girl
What did he do???
We leave the Sawdust Festival for a walk to the beach (about 1.5 miles each way)
Time For A Hike
Flowers were beautiful along the walk
Hey... The water was almost acceptable...
We stopped for a glass of wine at the Pageant Of The Masters area
"Ah... Wine will get us powered back up again"
"Wine.... Did I hear the word wine??"
Tivoli Terrance was not open yet
The bar was open
The famous last scene from the pageant every year
OK... Time to head to Tantalum's to meet with Gregor
Beautiful... Just beautiful
Forty minutes in the car... Must make pit stop
Paul walked to the car which was about a 1/2 mile up the street
A great day
A Drink With Greg
A local watering hole in Seal Beach
One glass of wine before hitting the treadmill
Gin and Tonic... Of course