I purchased ten limited edition prints that are signed by Steve Thomas. I love that each of the ones I purchased are about the area where we live and work. Cayucos, is a beautiful beach town that recently rebuilt it’s pier. Hearst Castle is one of the State parks in San Simeon, CA. Mr William Randolph Hearst donated it to the State of California. The story of Mr. Hearst is a fascinating one, and the castle is a vision beyond compare. San Luis Obispo is the home to all kinds of recreational events. Riding bicycles through the area in the summer is the highlight for many that come from many different countries to join in on the fun and excitement. Edna Valley, is another area in our county that offers impeccable wines. The downtown area of San Luis Obispo not only offers great boutique shopping, but also an old fashion theatre, and our historic Mission.
My last outing was at Pismo Beach. I love having some therapeutic time at the beach. Just sitting there on the beach watching the waves roll in, and listening to the hypnotic sound of the waves sneak in, and some roll in slow.
Watching the lady bugs creep along the sand, and warm up enough to fly away. Some of them were landing on my pants, crawl and then fly away with their tiny shell. I believe even today there are a few lady bugs flying in the house, must have brought them home from the beach.
Give yourself some time to just relax for a few!
Going to the beach can be exhausting business. I love going to the beach, and taking the kids to the beach just to feel the sand between the toes. There are swings on the beach too, so having a moment on the swings as we watch the waves crash on the beach is a dream come true for us.
After spending some time walking on the beach, and then on the boardwalk we decided to get a bite to eat. There are all kinds of eateries around the boardwalk. I would recommend the Cool Cat Cafe. It looks like a 50’s diner. The names of the sandwiches are all from the fiftys too. Except the three huge televisions that were playing sports while we were there. I had a Tuna melt, and the kids had hamburgers. The french fries were very good! There are even t-shirts to buy. I believe there are a few other locations. I believe there is one in Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, and Maui. Here is a link to check out Cool Cat Cafe.
One must is the t-shirt shop. If you are a little chilly after the wind blowing or the sun is going to go down soon, you will want a little something to keep you warm. There are lots of bargains to be had at the shop. The gentlemen usually will make a deal with anyone checking out, so make sure you ask for a deal.
We are so lucky to live so close to so many beautiful beaches. Avila is one of the beautiful beaches we live near, and are able to visit often. Recently we went, and spent the day. It was a perfect day, and the kids had much fun. There were many parents there. Everyone brought food with them, and some brought volleyballs and footballs. There was even someone with a drone to take photos over the beach and the ocean.
When relatives come to visit from out of town. I have a couple of rules. You are no longer a “guest” after three days. After the third day you are expected to help do some things. We have a farm, feed the chickens, ducks, water the plants, and the animals. I have many emails from tenants to answer, or text messages. If that is taking up lots of time, do some dishes, empty the dishwasher, dust, run the vacuum cleaner. I don’t care, just do something other than sit there wanting me to entertain you. The quicker the chores are done, and business is taken care of the quicker we can have some fun.
My mom was recently visiting, and she was a great help. I loved it that I did not have to keep telling her what she could do next. One of our many outings was Pismo Beach. It was a beautiful day. It is just too bad that I only had my iPhone with me instead of my Canon. Don’t get me wrong, I love the camera on my iPhone, but the Canon is my favorite.
Anyway, the waves were perfect, we found some shells on the beach, and even one perfect sand dollar. I found lots of broken ones, even gray ones. I took lots of photographs, and even got into the freeeeezing cold water. If you have ever dipped your big toe in the Pacific Ocean, you know what I mean.
It was a beautiful day that ended with us going to the Boardwalk to go shopping for t-shirts and sweatshirts for everyone.