Spangles? Is that you?!

Posted on October 6, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM10 Comments Meg, YY, and Carole Jean – missing Laverne Three of the Hong Kong four were happy to be together at the thirtieth airline reunion of TIA (Transamerica). We flew during an era that was wild and woolly.We did things that cannot be repeated […]


Playboy Bunny Ring Girl?

Posted on August 9, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM9 Comments Anybody have a Playboy Bunny suit hanging in your closet? I mean the real deal, not one of those lingerie imitations that comes in a clear plastic bag and has all the parts including the puffy bunny tail for $19.99. It has […]


Shadowbrook Book

Posted on June 14, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM5 Comments Shadowbrook Cable Car Shadowbrook Book. Say it three times fast and you get “ShadowBook.” That’s what I’m doing – resurrecting the book on my favorite restaurant. It came to me on a Friday afternoon at Happy Hour. As I sat at the […]


Fun with Frank

Posted on June 1, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM10 Comments Frank and Carole Jean     Frank had a stellar career as movie star, modeled as the Marlboro Man, and directed a passel of plays back in the day. He lived in New York, and Los Angeles, and hobnobbed with friends and […]


Pearls, Pond’s and Patchwork

Posted on May 12, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COMLeave a comment Carole Jean with Quilting Book and Needlepoint It all started with the potholders. I got a potholder kit for Christmas when I was a kid. It came with a metal loom, a hooking tool, and an enormous bag of multi-colored nylon […]


Mel, World’s Best Bartender!

Posted on May 2, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM10 Comments Mel, World’s Best Bartender My neighbor in Capitola, Antonio, is an antiques expert. He knows about furniture, vintage crystal, and collectibles. Me? Not so much. I hear the name Waterford and I think I have valuable crystal. In fact, I used to make […]


Back in the Shire

Posted on April 25, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM10 Comments “The Shire” – Capitola, California       Bilbo Baggins, Hobbit extraordinaire, titled his memoir, “There and Back Again,” to which I can relate as here I am back in Capitola, California  dubbed Camelot by some and The Village by others. I […]


Birthday Bungee – Part 2

Posted on April 14, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM18 Comments Carole Jean ready to jump!     Five, four, three, two, one…JUMP! Okay, remember all the instructions? Do NOT grab the cord. Lean into the air and let go of the bridge. Smile on the way up and look at the camera. […]


Birthday Bungee Jump

BUNGEE JUMP Birthday Bungee Jump Posted on April 12, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM9 Comments Bungee jump at the Santa Cruz boardwalk 1992     I won it on the radio. KWAV radio out of Monterey, California, was offering a free bungee jump to the ninth caller The morning DJ, Jack Peterson, […]


Boulders, Butterflies, and The Waterfall

Posted on April 7, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COMLeave a comment Christina at the Waterfall       I did not care if we found the waterfall any more. I did not care if we found the group any more. I agree with Lea – I’m hot, I’m tired, and hungry. And […]