Posts Tagged ‘Redondo Beach’

We’ve taken our virtual airplane (first class seats and service only, naturally) from Arizona’s Petrified Forest to Redondo Beach, California for round two of this group of tiny doors. No history that I know of, no stories, just some tiny houses with tiny doors. After viewing, feel free to walk across the street, view the ocean, and enjoy the weather. The return flight won’t take off until just after midnight Pacific Standard time, so take time to relax. Tomorrow we’ll finish up at Petrified Forest and then see where our journey takes us next.

Thursday Doors 10.20.22

Yes, California tiny doors are back. These houses have an ocean view but even though that raises the price, they might be the only affordable homes around! I didn’t see any “For Sale” signs though, so you’ll have to keep waiting if you plan to move into the area.

I see I missed most of a teapot house on the far left side. May have to check that one out next time I’m there.

I prefer my fans indoors but last time we were there, it was hot and humid enough that one this size outdoors might have helped as few people near the beach have AC.

Thursday Doors 10.6.22

The sun hot, the beach not too crowded, time with friends and family, walking with feet cooled by the lapping waves…a lovely weekend morning.

Jo’s Monday Walk

One Word Sunday: multiple

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Yesterday was a travel day, coming home from California and a badly-needed break. Bad news: I’m having grandson withdrawal. 🙂 Our daughter, grandson, and I started our last few hours together with a walk to Sweet Wheat for my last raspberry panna cotta, followed by a walk by the beach, then back to the apartment to load up my van, hug and kiss everyone, and venture out into the LA traffic. Everything went quite smoothly for the most part until I had an hour added to my arrival time when on the bottom part of Chiriaco Pass, traffic came to a halt due to some sort of emergency about five or six miles further up the road. Of course I knew nothing about it except that the zillion trucks and million cars were barely moving. I put in a couple of CD’s, sang along, and was thankful that the accident wasn’t further up, where 11 miles could have taken several hours.

Libraries of whatever size are favorite places of mine and here are two good-looking ones I found during my visit. This first one sports a definite beach vibe and needed more then just a front door view to appreciate the whole thing. Don’t you just love the door handle?

Although right above the beach, this library is less decorative yet still attractive. Unfortunately I didn’t have a book to leave, so I just took a photo rather than a book.

If you’d like to book more door time, check out Dan’s blog where doors from all over the world are on view. Dan’s our head door-braian although thankfully he doesn’t enforce the “quiet in the door-bary” rule!

Almost every day includes a walk with the grandson in a stroller, whether pushed by me or by his mom with me walking along. We like to walk either on the path along the beach or one above the beach along the street. I was frustrated the other day when I couldn’t get from the street to the upper walkway. We went down one path only to find four steps at the bottom, not anything I could get the stroller down and no one walking by offered to help. But I did find this door that I liked a lot so all was not lost…and we had an excellent walk anyway, just long than expected.

There really aren’t two sets of doors one above the other here, even though that’s how it appears.

The sun didn’t cooperate in this photo but you can still get a good idea what the door looks like and the attractive numbers of the address.

Some of you will be sad to learn that the yard with all the tiny houses/doors isn’t sporting any new ones. Dan, thanks for being the door-key-est host around (and I mean that in the nicest way possible.) Speaking of playing with words, anyone else doing either Wordle or Waffle? I finally gave in to my husband’s insistence that I’d like both and have been enjoying them, Wordle often and Waffle once a day, as that’s as soon as a new one arrives.

Thursday has rolled around once again (anyone else’s weeks seem to be speeding up?) which means it’s once again time for Thursday Doors. Hurrah! I thought I’d follow up my tiny doors with one door that really caught my eye during another Redondo Beach walk, although this one is anything but tiny.

Admittedly the door is beautiful but its surroundings make the entire effect both unique and attractive. So I’m including a view facing away from the door. Even if it’s not your style, I think it definitely has that “Wow” effect.

Dan, I don’t always say it, but thanks for taking TD over from Norm and, Norm, if you’re out there reading this, thanks for starting it.

These are the last of the tiny doors…until they come out with some new ones. You get two for the price of one in the first photo, two tiny houses with cute roofs.

Handel’s is a very tempting ice cream store not far from where our daughter and family live. The store is bigger than this of course but the flavor of the ice cream has full-sized flavor! Until I went to the website, I didn’t realize Handel’s started in 1945 in Youngstown, Ohio and has locations in a number of states. Check it out. There might be one near you.

This edition of tiny house/businesses ends at the yacht club. Apparently the water has retreated but the club still looks appealing. I hope you’ve enjoyed the latest iteration of the businesses of Redondo Beach.

Thursday Doors 5.12.22