Sunday, August 14, 2011
I thought I would show you a few pictures of the beach.
It was beautiful. It really wasn't as cold as I was hoping for,
it was beautiful none the less. It was clear and warm and
even at night it was very nice. This was taken off the sun roof
at the hotel we were staying in, it is one of my favorite places to sit.
The chairs are great and the view is wonderful.
The night we got there it was this huge feeding frenzy of all kinds
of birds. There were hundreds of pelicans and terns and sea gulls.
I had never seen anything like that before. There were dolphins,
diving and it looked so pretty. There was sea lions and seals.
I have never seen so many birds in one place and I have never noticed
before but all of those wings make lots of noise.
This is all seals. There were so many they just kept coming
towards us all at once.
The first night we got there they were having a huge
street fair and farmers market. I guess they do it every Friday
during the summer. There was all kinds of local produce and
baked goods. There was flowers and home made jams and jelly's.
Home made soap and lotions and all kinds of herbs. One thing
I noticed was that a family that had fresh eggs for sale, were charging
5.oo dollars for a dozen eggs. A dozen. People were snapping them up
This is a Bonsai Nursery we went to because my
husband is going to turn his little trees he has been growing
into Bonsai trees. The trees behind my son's are over a hundred
years old. They were beautiful. The nursery we visited is the only
one of its kind on the west coast. The man who owns it was so interesting
and it was such a fun place. He told my husband so much and he loved
what he does so much that two hours just flew by and I would
like to go back again. I never knew that the reason Bonsai trees die
if you buy them is because they are a tree and need to be outside.
I never knew that. They are not house plants.
This man plants his Bonsais in the ground. That is how you get really
big trunks, because that is what you want.
My husband was so excited about getting to visit the place that he was like
a little kid the night before Christmas and it was worth it. We drove to
a place I had never been before and it was just lovely to drive down the coast.
As always it is nice to be home.
Vacation is over and it is back to work. Have a great Monday!