Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday at the Beach

We had another Saturday without any hockey and it was the last Saturday of Spring Break. During breakfast, we talked about what we should do...should we go to San Francisco and walk around the farmer's market and make our way down to Fisherman's Wharf? Should we just visit the local farmer's markets around our neighborhood? Should we fix dad's bike tire and take a bike ride? Should we go hiking at one of the nearby hiking trails? Well, after some discussion, we decided to jump in the car and drive down to Hwy 1 by the coast toward Monteray, Pacific Grove and Carmel-by-the-Sea. After driving for a little less than an hour, we found ourselves around Marina (outside of Monteray, CA) and got out to walk a beach. It was beautiful out. We walked up an down the beach, while the boys ran in and out of the surf trying not to get too wet. They found some neat shells and a couple of Sand Dollars.

During our walk, there was a seal sunning himself (or herself? hard to tell - we didn't check). It was neat to be able to walk up to it. However it didn't like when we walked between it and the water, for it did bark at us.

The Seal even sat there and posed for me, looking directly and smiling?

After we walked this beach, we drove into Monteray - but because of the crowd, we decided to forgo the famous aquarium and drove into Pacific Grove for lunch and then walked down by the coast line for a while...then headed to another beach in Carmel. It was a fun day and a great way to end spring break as a family.
On the stitching front...I have been working on some Lizzie*Kate designs with a "teacher" theme for the upcoming teacher appreciation in Matthew (younger son) class. I will try to post those tomorrow.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Lisa


Mich said...

You are so lucky to live so close to Highway 1 !!! I was there about 12 years ago, and made a great impression on me. Sooooooo beautiful. I still have lots of pictures from that trip that I need to scrap, so many memories will come back ;-))

valerie said...

Sounds like a fantastic day Lisa! The weather is beautiful in my neck of the woods too and BF and I were just talking about Monterey this morning!

Angela P said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day, the beach and ocean look beautiful! Love the picture of the seal :)

Cyn said...

Hi Lisa,

What a wonderful way to end spring break! Here in Windy Meadow it's been pouring and I mean pouring for hours! Now the thunderstorms are moving in. Sigh...

I know spring is on its way as I can barely seen green on the trees! :-)

Windy Meadow