I’m Retired!  3/8/17 was my 66th birthday, and my last day working at TCA Architects.  My first job in an architect’s office was in 1972 – a lifetime ago and a whole different world…

On my last day at TCA they celebrated my departure with a luncheon and a spectacular cake:

The cake was make by: Cakes By HollyK, a Class-A Cottage Food Operation (CFO) permitted by the City of Long Beach Health Department.  If you need a special cake, this is the place to go!  www.CakesByHollyK.com

We are celebrating my retirement by camping this weekend at Crystal Cove State Beach… It is our third trip here this year! We are joined by Rob Michler, Gerry and Sandra Bangert, Bob and Karen Kirkpatrick, and Bruce and Marya Barefoot. We shared happy hours and dinner each night…

The beach had extreme high and low tides due to the full moon. High tide means the access tunnel under PCH was flooded.  But the low tide means that many more rock formations were visible and many more tide pools were available for viewing.


On Sunday we were visited by our daughter and son-in-law with our DARLING grandchildren. It was one of their first long trips in their new Tesla X…


Lynda and Erin spent 4 hours on the beach with the kids, exploring tide pools and enjoying all that there is to do on the beach.

On Monday we returned to Irvine for my first full week of retirement. On Sunday I leave for a quick trip to Tuscon to join the Escapees at their annual Escapade.

Stay tuned!