Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Active Sign and a Traditional Greek Dinner with Family

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Coronado, California - Day 4

Active Sign - National City, California
Greek Dinner and Family - Coronado, California

We started off our day visiting my brother-in-law's sign business and shop.

In 1982, Jim and Linda and their girls left Gary, Indiana and settled in Coronado, California.  Jim's folks were also in Coronado.  Jim's family had a sign business in Gary.  Jim brought the skills he had learned as a boy working with his dad and as a young man and started his own business.

Front Office

The Sign Racks

The Shop

Jim and Linda are IU Grads

Apologizing to all our Purdue Friends

A Guilloutine Cutter - used to cut through sheets of vinyl, paper, cardboard.....

Jim designing a picture to print and size

Final Product of a Four Color

Kodak Display used in a kiosk to sell film at Knott's Berry Farm in the early 1990's.....who uses film?

Preparation for a Greek Family Dinner
A popular Greek Restaurant that serves the traditional dishes of Greece.  Zorba's catered our dinner.

Phil had made cutting boards for Jim's sisters and niece...
Jim's sister Georgia and her son, Anthony and daughter, Elliana
Jim's sister Margie.  His niece, Heather and her daughter Ava.
Phil, me, Linda.

I gave the kids "goody bags."  Ava had hair and fingernail goodies.....

Elliana likes to build Fairy Gardens......therefore an "enchanted" goodie bag

Anthony enjoys Legos.......never go wrong with Legos!

Sweet Kids!!!

We had a Greek Salad, Gyros, Spanakopita, (Spinach Pie) Tzatziki, (cucumber and yogurt) 
Souvlaki, (small pieces of meat on skewers - ours was chicken) and Pita Bread

Family in the backyard.

We finished the evening with a piano concert....Brava!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.... 

Thank you everyone for making us feel loved and welcomed!  It was absolutely the best!

I Need Orange......:-)

Another great day in Coronado!  Being with family.......Missing our family......

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 25, 2014 -  our last full day in Coronado.....Bittersweet....