Sunday, August 30, 2015

San Gregorio

A  L  O  H  A !
Click on Photo to enlarge store
San Gregorio is an unincorporated community
 in San Mateo County, California.

Population: 214 people. 

Considered part of
the San Francisco Bay Area, 
she is south of Half Moon Bay.

The proprietors of the venerable
San Gregorio General Store 
are my friends George C. 
& his lovely wife Josephine.

It is a remarkable place
where you can buy aspirin,
farm clothes, books (!)
and all manner of things
you MUST have.
(Like my new bandanna  
of cloud types).
There is also a bar,
and live music on weekends.

George sells more copies
of my book than any 
store in Hawaii!

The San Gregorio General Store 
has been operating since 1889.

 San G is little more 
than a crossroads
in the middle of farm country
a short distance from 
Pacific Beaches.
Above is the old Stage Stop
just across the road
from the store.

Today, the San Gregorio Stage Stop
is a private home, albeit with the 
sign, a historic plaque (far right)
and gaily painted kites
(or are they masks?)

Not to be outdone in eccentricity
the farmer across the road
from the other two
(it is a crossroads)
Air dry's his ocean catch
along the fence!


" Named after Pope Gregory I 
(Saint Gregory the Great).
 San Gregorio was a booming town 
in the 1850s, when wealthy San Franciscans would travel to the San Gregorio House by stagecoach to enjoy fishing, hunting, 
sea bathing, and boat races. 
The original stagecoach stop stands across Highway 84 from the store.  
In 1915, the community was 
home to seven cheese factories. "

OK, Back in the car!

                        Warmly, cloudia

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Give Us

A  L  O  H  A !
“ Give us this day 
our daily Faith, 
but deliver us,
 dear God, from 
Belief. ” 
               Aldous Huxley


Trip was great, but 
being without internet 
made me miss 
all my online pals!
Fondly, cloudia

Confession Time

A  L  O  H  A !
OK, Time for me 
to come clean:
I've been traveling in
Northern California
for almost two weeks.

My head is swimming,
my wheels are humming,
but I'm back
in the islands,
and looking forward
to visiting YOUR blog
again soon.

“ The larger the 
island of knowledge, 
the longer the 
shoreline of wonder. ”   
                 Ralph W. Sockman

And let's link to

Good to be back!

         Fondly, cloudia

Friday, August 28, 2015


A  L  O  H  A  !

Let's spend some time 
on the Friendly Isle-

Thank YOU
for visiting!

Chinatown Night Dragon

A  L  O  H  A !
Nyctophilia is a Medical Definition:
 Preference for the night or darkness. 

Night is the time
of strange sights

"Art is not a thing;
 it is a way." 
                        Elbert Hubbard

Small Comforts
get us through
the Night

Wishing You Wealth! Gold Ingots

" Valuable beyond price 
are good feelings. "
             H. R. Haweis

beyond price

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Green Chain Rope

A L O H A !
" The supernatural is 
the natural not
 yet understood. "
                        Elbert Hubbard

" We awaken in others 
the same attitude 
of mind we hold 
toward them. "
                      Elbert Hubbard

" Love grows by giving. 
The love we give away is
the only love we keep. 
The only way to retain love
is to give it away. "
Elbert Hubbard

" And in the end, 
the love we take
 is equal to the 
love we make."

Thank You!
            warmly, cloudia

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Your Key

A  L  O  H  A !

" To love and be loved 
is to feel the sun 
from both sides. " 
                                          David Viscott 

" I first learned the concept 
of non-violence 
in my marriage. "

" The key to your universe 
is that you can choose. " 
                      Frederick Carl Frieseke

Thank YOU,