Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Week in the Life - Day 2

I am off to the Beach!

I had an AmaZing day today!! I didn't have to work and I didn't have a ton of stuff that I had to do so I got to do some stuff that I really wanted to do! I had to pick up my brother-in-law at the OC airport this morning...then I ran a couple of errands...came home and then it was off to the beach! I love going to the beach...not to get a suntan...hello...my Father was a redhead....I have relatively fair skin and at my age I don't need the added sun damage. I just love to go and walk in the sand....walk on the pier....stick my toes in the water...kind of clear the cobwebs out of my mind. It's really like a mini vacation for me. Considering I only live 5 miles from the ocean I don't take the time nearly often enough. So I made up my mind that today was the day! Mother Nature cooperated nicely. It was a perfect 80 degrees with a slight breeze. I grabbed a towel, my hat, my camera and wore my new cute bargain sundress and I wall all set. Once I arrived I found that the streets were blocked off....I forgot it was Tuesday...and every Tuesday they have this cool Farmers Market/Street Fair down there...so I made a couple of adjustments as to where I parked and was off for an adventure. I soon discovered that not only was the street fair going on but apparently this weekend starts the US Open of Surfing. They were literally building what looked like a tent city down on the beach...quite amazing to see. Then of course there were the sights and sounds and smells of the Street Fair that were beaconing me. I took all kinds of photos...so many in fact that my poor camera battery was near death so I kept having to turn off the camera between shots. I had a wonderful afternoon. It wasn't just the Street Fair...or being at the beach...or the weather...but it was the combination of it all. I stopped to smell the "Roses" that I talked about yesterday....it restored my peace of mind and will certainly make going back to work tomorrow much easier!

Before the beach I made a stop at "The Garden" to
pick up some adhesive at 60% off. You certainly
will be missed Melissa!

These are the biggest artichokes I've ever seen!

Loved the colorful kites and flags blowing in the breeze

Getting ready for the US Open of Surfing

This little guy made me laugh...wonder if they would let me
use it at work to grab people who don't want to show their
Costco cards??? =D

Loved this Sea Gull just hanging out on a bait cutting platform

The street fair wouldn't have been complete without stopping
at Lil Reds Cupcakery. Love this girl to pieces...one of my
favoritest girlies from my Sunday School and Primary
Classes! {{{hugs Rach}}}

1 comment:

  1. Wow - looks like a wonderful day! Wish I were 5 miles from the ocean.