I am staying with my secretive friend from the Valley and his wife. Next to my own home this is the most comfortable place I’ve ever stayed. My friends are wonderfully accommodating. The house itself is oversized–not more rooms, but larger rooms.
I love this family of three. I love this place.
Today was my friend’s birthday. He is now sixty. There’s no good way to spin that.
He and his wife threw a fab party in the house and spilling out around the pool. Eddie, a friend of theirs I’ve known forever, cooked steaks and fish on the grill. There was green salad and fruit salad and tubs filled with ice and bottles.
The party was filled too!
A few show biz veterans told stories from back in the day, stories liberally sprinkled with recognizable names. He was a deal maker. Another was a powerful attorney.
Have you ever been out here in California? Paradise. My friends who live here tell me not so. I don’t see them moving back East.
Today’s temperature was whatever perfect is. The humidity was too low to care. There was a light breeze. The sky is a color we in Connecticut only see when they’re showing California on TV!
They let me take pictures.
I really hope no one minded, but I took like a zillion photos some of which will end up here. All of them will go to my friend as a remembrance of his birthday.
I used four lenses. This is like an addict bragging about how often he’s shot up. Everyone knows letting me take pictures is just feeding my photography Jones, right?
I don’t have permission from my host so I won’t be showing people right now.
I fly out Tuesday afternoon. Helaine and I should be reunited (and it feels so good) at the baggage claim at McCarran in Vegas early Tuesday evening.
10 thoughts on “What A Swell Party It Was”
LOL! Wonder how many will catch the Peaches and Herb reference. Geoff, you took the job at your namesake, you are stuck with us and the CT hair curling humidity! I hear California is a nice place to visit but….
I caught the Peaches and Herb reference ‘cuz I understood. 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
Never been out west, but I have an old high school friend who lives in Chula Vista, Ca. He is always posting on Facebook how the weather is just wonderful! Maybe some day…..
Sure we have humidity, but it’s what we don’t have that really counts! No wild fires, earth quakes, land slides…Californians.
Geoff…that last pic of you? You look mid-40’s tops. Would never guess your age in a million years.
From the Valley to Vegas, or is it from Paradiso to Purgatorio? Be careful where you end up 😉
Awesome pics! I never been to California, but would love to visit someday. I do have two friends out in CA and one of them tells me how wonderful CA is!
Southern California is my favorite place to go and I try to get out there at least once a year. If we ever win the Powerball, that’s it, where outta here!
Geoff said:”He is now sixty. There’s no good way to spin that.”
I, as someone about to turn the BIG 60 in August, would disagree with that!
He didn’t die at 59……
Ahem, I beg your pardon on the attainment of age 60 – I hit the big 6-0 last September, and life has never been better! Not to mention a 10-day celebration of the special day with good friends and family. Don’t knock it till you get there! Its even more freeing that 40 and 50 were!