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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Home From the Beach.

We are home from our October beach trip. I think going to the beach in October is my favorite time to go visit. This was nice as it was stormy and rainy. The tides were high too. I have never been here before it was Cambria. Don't ask me why. It was the nicest place and our hotel was top notch. We walked and walked.
The fun pictures of the town is on Ron's phone so I will have to do another post once I get his pictures.

My cute hubby!
We forgot to bring a bag. We spent three days picking up rocks so he can polish them. So his coat pockets are filled with rocks.

I forgot you only see these guys in October. I think this is a nesting place on the Central Coast. As Ron remarked," imagine having to eat all of the time through a straw." 

I just loved this rock with all of the shells on it and the way the animals in the shells had left indentations in this very hard rock. I am always amazed at the things you can see around you.

I know this isn't  very good picture of the buzzard trying to catch some sunshine on his wings. I just had my iPhone and I didn't want to disturb him very much. I am always thrilled when I get to see them doing this.
I didn't take a umbrella because I was afraid if I did it wouldn't rain. It rained and I stayed soaking wet.
Ron came down with the cold. We just stayed out in it until finally by Saturday evening I was tired of rain.
Not so much the rain, just being sopping wet.

It was a nice trip, just too short. I do love getting to sleep in my own bed though. There is just something about the ocean, and the smell of the sea weed and the wet air and watching the sea hit the rocks. I loved seeing the gray skies and even watching the rain is different because it comes down in sheets.

I am so glad the cooler weather followed us home. I am finally going to bind my giant Give Ye Thanks rug this week. Do you remember it?

I did finish it, I will show it to you when its all bound. I worked on this so long, I couldn't stand it. Now I really like it.

I hope you have a great week! Thank you so much for stopping by,


“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  1. Hi Kim! I'm so glad you had fun at the beach. I'm sorry you got so wet!
    Hopefully Ron will be feeling better soon.
    Your rug is so pretty! I love the orange. Well done!

  2. I didn't know y'all were getting away! Next time, come to this coast and visit me! :) But not in October. It's still hot this week. UGH. I love the beach in the winter with those gray skies. So glad y'all had a nice time!

  3. well, glad there was much-needed rain, but darn! :)

    glad you got out and had fun, anyway.

  4. What good pictures! I can't wait to see the rest! I guess that's why we always call cloudy, drizzly weather "beach weather".

  5. No matter what the weather, there is just something about the beach that is soothing.
    Your rug hooking is lovely. Looks like you will have it completed for Thanksgiving!

  6. Yes, there is just something about the ocean!! What a lovely time! Love your hook rug!

  7. I love, love, love that first picture. You can almost hear the waves crashing on the beach.....even here in my landlocked state ~ LOL!
    I'm so happy for you that you were able to get away and have a wonderful trip together.
    Thinking of Ron with his pockets full of rocks makes me smile. That's something I would have done... forgot a bag... heehee...

    Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your stay, and more of the cute shops, etc..

    Have a lovely day.


  8. Kim, your rug is so pretty, you're getting more detailed in your work. I love the combination of the orange and the blue. It's a happy rug.

  9. So pleased you enjoyed the trip to the ocean! Being able to explore a beach & see its inhabitants is so much fun!
    I can't wait to see the finished rug.
    Have a lovely week!

  10. oh kim, so funny what you said about the beautiful rug, but i can relate!!!

    i'm so happy you had fun at the beach. just a few things, never go to the beach without a zip lock bag or your best camera. and never wear shoes on the beach, the sand feels amazing between your toes!!

    and your rug is beautiful, really special!!!

  11. A few years ago my husband and I stayed in Cambria, about 42 years after our honeymoon there! It wasn't in October, but it was lovely. Starting about ten years before that, we kept talking about spending time on the Central Coast in October, the way my parents and other people we know did. If that is ever going to happen I will have to organize a trip myself - but the question is, could *that* ever happen? ;-)

  12. The beach is so beautiful. I have only been there twice in my life and I thoroughly enjoyed a beauty totally opposite of where I live. AMAZING! Glad you had a good time there.
    The Give Ye Thanks is great! You do fine work, Kim!

  13. Get that rug bound. It is WONDERFUL!
    You need to go to rug camp at Cambria. I hear it's a good one.
    Hugs :)

  14. Can't think of anywhere else I'd rather spend some time then at the beach. There is just something some calm and relaxing and peaceful about it, and yet shows our God in all His wonderful majesty. Soo glad you were able to go if only for a short while. I LOVE the rug! Honestly, sooo cute! Hope the rest of your week is good!


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