Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary


Sunday, May 21st was our 34th wedding anniversary.  Like we did for many years, usually the weekend before our anniversary, we went the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard.  http://castrawberryfestival.org/

This was the first time the Strawberry Festival has been back since Covid.  They also moved the Festival from tOxnard City College to the Ventura County Fair Grounds.  I thought this was a good move since the fairgrounds were made for a lot of foot traffic, booths and vendors.

One of my favorite types of vendors is, of course, FOOD VENDORS!

The best thing we found this year was Cheese Cake Kabobs.

Here I am having a Cheese Cake Kabob with a friend from the U.S.S. Angeles, the Star Trek Fan Club.  Several members of the club also went to the festival that day, so we spent some time with them and on our own.

There were a number of other vendors, but not as many as pre-Covid.  Still, I found this one specialty pen vendor.  I told Kris that as soon as I get my Steampunk book published and start doing signings, I’m coming back for this pen.

Among the other specialty pens were these high-tech ones.  When I write a straight science fiction novel, I’ll have to come back for one of these.

There was also a stage for live music.  There was a country western band playing when we sat down at the end of the day.

We were going to Rosie’s BBQ for dinner afterward, but we were so stuffed from the festival that we decided to leave it for another day.

On to year 35!



164th blog completed.

Second Steampunk novel: 783 words.

First Steampunk novel:  73,675 words.  ß Start watching this number.

Second Steampunk screenplay:  157 pages.

First Steampunk screenplay:  Need to update with notes from the novelization.

Third Steampunk screenplay:  38 pages.

“For Memorial Day, Dennis made a Bacon and Cheese Quichehttps://lilluna.com/bacon-and-cheese-quiche/?fbclid=IwAR38ecfitwmGNJGzRFNX_qWyeyqGUmAyxONLRIaa-4HZ9gK7hh4Fm7BFXM4

“Easy to make and with lots of cheese.  And you don’t need me to tell you there’s no such thing as too much cheese.  Start early, because it does take fifty50 minutes to bake, but it’s worth it.  Dennis served it with beignets.

Tonight’s dinner was Sloppy Joe Tacos from the one-shot recipe magazine at the grocery store check-out. It’s called, “71 Tasty Taco Tuesday Recipes”. 

The name sound odd, but it’s fitting.  The meat mixture tastes like a cross between Sloppy Joes and taco meat.  Probably because you swap out barbeque sauce for chili sauce – which gives it a nice, hot, kick.” — Vincent Reinhart

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