Tuesday, September 8, 2009

SAW SOME THINGS AT THE BEACH...

Peter and I went to the beach Saturday and Monday. It was very relaxing. We went to the Strand Pier at Oceanside. It didn't feel right to ride through Fallbrook and not stop off at Linda's but....

We live 30 miles away from the ocean. That is stupid crazy cool. And it's a nice drive. We threw our beach blankets together, our ghetto cooler together, our ridiculous amount of sandwiches together, and hit the beach. It was loverly. You'll be able to find us there, north side of the pier, between the lifeguard offices and and the first lifeguard chair, halfway between the water and the road. The two happiest people who aren't running OR swimming OR playing OR moving. Yea, that's us.

So I took notice of the things that were around us...cause that's what I do. I saw a pigeon with two legs and one foot. Yes. You read that right. Two legs, one foot. The other leg just ended like a pencil. Odd. He hopped around. We looked at each other. We understood.

I noticed the silhouettes of sailboats on the ocean. The little scattering of triangles looked like faint editing marks, as though the ocean, sky and horizon were somehow a rough draft. Funny.

Teenagers are still geeky. They are seldom cool. The only time that teenagers look really happy and comfortable is when they are with a fun family. When they are engaged in a truly loving family get together, a teen looks less awkward, smiles without restraint, and their nonverbals are authentically happy. It appears to speak volumes.

Babies and surf=infinite adorableness....really.

I introduced Peter to Sudoku. Soon, he will be inadvertently humiliating me because I believe he is innately brighter than me. Rats.

We're going to try to get back more often...just cause...




9 comments:

Cindy said...

What a great weekend! I have been wanting a beach forever! Seems we never have time to make the drive anymore. I bet you do not miss the heat of the desert!

Emmy Slusser said...

Sounds like a spectacular day!! The beach isn't as relaxing for me as it is for you, but still as enjoyable!

Chany said...

Those are some great pics you guys! Oh how I miss the beach :( sigh!! Sudoku is one of my ultimate favorite things in the world ( yay peter )! I want to be you guys right now- nothing beats the ocean!!

The Katzbox said...

@Cindy: I miss my friends in the desert and I will miss winter in the desert and the wild flowers in the spring! And I am more than willing to share the Pacific with you :)

@Emmy: tell me about it! I can't even imagine taking you four to the beach when you were little. In fact, our trip to Florida when Eli was still in diapers is still pretty vivid...cuter than all get out, but vivid...*sigh*

@Chaney: Believe me, my dear, there are times when we want to be you! Plenty of times, in fact :)

hi, i'm nancy! said...

if they can invent a beach without heat, i'm all for it! :)

Emmy Slusser said...

Nancy- you will be so happy to know they do! It's called Maine. :)

Cindy said...

central and Northern CA have the most wonderful beaches without heat..wear your parka and walk with a dog..cliffs on one side and the ocean waves and fog on the other. When you are done you find that wonderful little place with the best hot clam chowder to warm your bones..that is heaven

Emmy Slusser said...

Hey, and when does DNA kick in and I get legs like that!? Whew! Hot momma!

Linda said...

Wow, Debbie - great picture - all "lube-ed" up and ready to be basted!

It was so nice to hear you wished you could have stopped at my place in Fallbrook. I miss it - you and Peter would fit right in there - very cool people at church in 1st Ward. Many young-ish nearly empty nesters like you guys. An extremely close RS group of people who are interested in all aspects of life, not just church. I know you love Temecula, but I know of a few guest house rentals available in F'brook, if you ever want to check it out. Also, a few guys in the ward are builders and I hear the market has picked up lately.