Monday, February 13, 2012

A day at the beach

Last weekend the weather was absolutely amazing: warm still air with clear blue skies. My parents wanted to take a trip to the beach so we packed some sandwiches for lunch and drove over the hill to Santa Cruz. 
Of course, my sister never travels anywhere without Petrie... 

 ...who is the bringer of joy and delight. Seriously, one time I was walking down the street with him and this lady rolled her window down and honked at us just so he'd be sure to see her waving at him.
The boardwalk was nearly empty. Something about a Super Bowl happening that day? But that was just fine with us. We got to take our pick of fortune tellers and rides.
Then we drove to Monterey because my dad wanted to see the man with the little monkey in the little suit who takes coins out of your hand in return for him having to wear the suit.
We couldn't find the monkey (and everyone we asked about him seemed to think we were a little crazy), but we did find a man with a cart of birds. I mean, they weren't wearing suits or any clothes at all, but they were a cart of birds. Just being pulled around town. That's gotta count for something right? My dad was not impressed.
As the sun started to set, we walked down the wharf and tried all the clam chowder samples before deciding where to eat dinner. We were all still wearing exactly what we wore that afternoon, without a jacket or anything. It's winter days like this that make me remember why I really, really love living in California.

4 comments:

2busy said...

The pictures are beautiful! I can almost taste and smell the salt air. A nice bowl of clam chowder sounds divine.

Briel79 said...

Fun family outing! That pup is such a cute furball! :)

Nathalie said...

Great photos! I can't believe Santa Cruz was that beautiful in Feb!

Shaista said...

The sky looks amazing, infusing every picture with such soft happy light. Your sister is gorgeous too!
I haven't been sea side for far too long...
Happy V Day for tomorrow, hope you do something fun x

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