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Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association Open House

April 28, 2017
Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association Open House

Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association Open House

Luckily, my friend and I were able to attend the Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association (CCGGA) Open House Scholarship Fundraiser. They do the fundraiser for scholarships once per year and the general public gets to see and buy their beautiful flowers.  We only had time for the Holland America Flowers and Corey Nursery but what a reward to see such beautiful flowers.  Plants were in full bloom of every color almost.  A beautiful sight for eyes and smells for the nose too.

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Beautiful Shell Beach located in Central California

January 29, 2017
Shell Beach CA

Shell Beach is a beautiful little town on the Pacific Coast.  It is a short drive and I love the quaint park on the shore with seating.  I wanted to see the damage all the recent weather had done to the sea wall.  There was a little damage as you can see in the later photos.

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Short Travel to Striking Colors in the Ever Beautiful Vineyards

December 24, 2016
Striking Colors in the Ever Beautiful Vineyards

I absolutely love the striking colors of fall and the best place to get them with very short travel is in the every beautiful Santa Maria Valley Vineyards.  The reds and yellows of the vines take your breath away.  I can’t tell you much about the wine because I just don’t like it much so you know I am not making a sales pitch for any vineyard.  I just went to three that are just a few miles from home.  Lots of people do drink wine and if you want to wine taste great but if you like taking photos then the vineyards are a great place to take them.

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Surviving a Cruise: Chowing Down on the High Seas

December 1, 2016
Surviving a Cruise: Chowing Down on the High Seas

Chowing Down on the High Seas with Formal Versus Smart Casual Wear for Dining

Formal dining normally on a cruise ship requires evening gowns, cocktail dresses, or elegant pantsuits for women.  A tuxedo, dark suit, or dinner jacket and slacks would be required for men.  While smart casual means dresses, skirts, slacks, sweaters with pants for the women and open collar shirts for the men.  If you don’t enjoy formal wear, then please read on.

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Where in the World is One of the Best Zoos? – Santa Barbara Zoo on the Central Coast of California

September 29, 2016
Where in the World is one of the best Zoos - Santa Barbara Zoo on the Central Coast of California

Hello there!  Kristen and I are starting with our very first blog post today. We would like to welcome you and are trying to get our blog off on the right foot, with your help.

We have been going to the zoo since the children were small.  Everyone enjoys the zoo and always wants to return, and because it is frugal, we can afford to return often.  It makes a wonderful day for adults, seniors, and especially children.  I hope you find our posts interesting and come back soon to visit us.  Thank you so much.

Worth the Drive Santa Barbara Zoo on the Central Coast of California

Worth the Drive Santa Barbara Zoo on the Central Coast of California

Fun on the central coast is relevant for the Santa Barbara Zoo because it combines excitement, fun, and frugality.  Santa Barbara is a beautiful city nestled on the Pacific Ocean.  In addition, Santa Barbara backs up to the Santa Ynez mountain range.  If you are looking for a place to enjoy a day of family fun while in Santa Barbara – you have found it at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Hence, they have wonderful animals, beautiful plants, and lots of places for kiddie play. Continue Reading

Shirley@frugalfarmgals.com

Shirley@frugalfarmgals.com

Come by and see my daughter and I at FrugalFarmGals.com.

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