|View from the Point Reyes Lighthouse|
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
|Diane's heart-shaped latte foam!|
We woke up this morning knowing we were going to take the dogs to the beach to get them some exercise. But when I looked outside, I was absolutely convinced that it was raining outside. I guess I'm still not used to the early morning fog here on the coast. Vegas has rubbed off on me in funny ways. Once we got moving, we realized that days don't go quite the way we planned, but different can be better...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
I am updating this blog post because I cannot quite fathom what happened today in Charleston. I can't reread how I spent my day, and put that in context with how others spent theirs. I have decided to move the Point Reyes blog information to another post. Instead I take a breath and a moment of silence. I felt I needed to add this and acknowledge my privileges in this world. I'm so sorry to the families and to the community who has been affected by this horrific event.
|Photo from Bay Area's Most Scenic Drives|
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
|Boardwalk at Santa Cruz!|
Let’s be honest. I am not a beach girl. I would love to be because there’s something really romantic about it, but I’m just not. Apparently, I’m a desert girl now. My hair hates humidity, and I’ve never been surfing. Anyway, Santa Cruz, in case you didn’t know, is a surfing’ town. Kind of boho-surfing-hippie-yet-fun-random-California-breezy.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
|Sam looking for whales in the harbor|
Sam and I have never been whale watching so we decide that this was a perfect opportunity to go. I didn't know this, but Monterey Bay has a thriving underwater environment that provides a feeding ground for the marine life that migrate up and down the coast. This time of year, the humpback whales are doing their thing, eating krill, anchovies, sardines, and other fish. Now, being a midwestern girl, I had studied all those nice BALEEN whales in elementary school--even memorized a bunch of food that they eat, but I had never, ever, seen one before... well, except for our family's non-politically correct trip to Seaworld when I was about ten...
Monday, June 15, 2015
This post is going to be really quick because our WiFi in Santa Cruz is minimal and rather temperamental. After all the talk about water in the valley, we are now in the Santa Cruz area. Watsonville to be exact. In fact, we just reunited our strawberries to its place of birth.
We're staying at the Santa Cruz/Monterrey KOA, and so far it's beautiful. It's tucked up in the hills above the coast, and our site backs up to a preservation area. Speaking of backing up, you should have seen Sam's skills. I'm sure outsiders thought we were "that couple" with Sam telling me, "If you can't see my mirrors, I can't see you!" but it worked, and we're parked in a really neat spot.
|Our "tight" spot!|