Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The love of beaches

I went to the beach for the 4th of July, and as I was driving in, the first thing I saw off in the distance was the heavy layer of fog creeping over the hills from the coast. They’re like fingers slowly crawling over the lush hills of Avila Beach and its always the tell tale sign of a 10 degree drop the moment you reach it.

I went from 108 degrees to 67 in a matter of 2 hours. It was heavenly. I didn’t mind the fog and the chill it brought, though I wondered how the fireworks would work out later that night. I made it to my {now} friend’s house for the bbq and it was a lot of fun meeting everyone for the first time. The food was amazing and they didn’t disappoint in their promise of giving me 20 avocados from their massive 30 year old avocado tree.

I’m tempted to drive down there to jump their fence just to get more, there’s so many of them.

After dark, we made our way to the beach where the fireworks would get set off, and the marine layer was heavy. As it grew darker, we enjoyed the people’s fireworks around us, until the show began, only we couldn’t see it. The fireworks were shot straight into the fog, and only the clouds would change color at the bottom. That was our only indication it went off.

Everyone around us were disappointed. Half the beach cleared within the first 10 minutes, but we stayed and continued to enjoy the evening with the fireworks getting set off around us. Finally, we made our way as well among the throngs of people, and after eating watermelon cake, I left to Morro Bay for the evening.

Regardless of the fog, it was still a memorable day for me. I’m glad I took the chance, and made the trip there. It gave me the chance to make new friends and to see old ones, and that, I’ll never pass up.

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Lisa said...

I am glad you had a good time....

I think I may have bought a new car...not sure shock!!!

Happy birthday month!!

Amanda Wissmann said...

Ah. Maz. Ing. pics! LOVE them!

The Heart Of A Woman said...

I want some cooler weather!!! I'm glad you had a good 4th!

sandi said...

glad you had a wonderful day! the fog over the beach is gorgeous... sun worshippers might not think so, but it looks pretty.

after being gone 25 of the last 30 days (back and forth) we are home for a stretch of time. hope to catch up soon!


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