Sunday, December 21, 2008

the pier

Yes, we are enjoying our visit here in southern California. The past two days have felt so relaxing and care free. Both kids have mentioned how good it feels to be on break from school and not to have to think about classes, papers, or professors. For Don, the much needed break relieves him of the stress he's endured lately.

Today we went down to the pier and enjoyed walking around and observing everything going on. It's a fishing pier with shops and restaurants, so there's a mixture of fishermen, tourists, and wildlife. This pier holds so many memories for us all and we will most likely spend more time there this week.


Pelicans seemed to be in charge as they were everywhere. Most of them would you let them walk right up to them. Tourists were snapping pictures left and right. As Dani and Jake approached this pair, they scooted over, not wanting to get to close, which was fine with Dani, who was a little freaked out being that close. This pier holds so many memories for us all and we will most likely spend more time there this week.


We've enjoyed how care-free these past two days have been because we now go into visitation mode. We'll be traveling to see my side of the family and Don's brother and sister will be here in a couple of days. Let the celebration begin.

13 comments:

kel said...

that sunset shot it gorgeous!! glad you are enjoying your visit!

Jamey said...

Great pictures!! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and I am glad you got a couple days of relaxing in!!

Christine said...

I would be hanging out at the pier too. It looks like my kind of a place. Loved the pelican. We have some that fish in the river in the summer. Sounds like you are off to a great start to your holiday. :)

Penless Thoughts said...

I thought about you when we heard about that airplane in Denver and was glad I knew you'd already left!!! Enjoy your visiting and time there.
Susan

Melissa said...

Beautiful!! I'm glad you guys are having a good time in Southern Cali! I hope it continues to be a really relaxing trip for you :)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

OH you are in CA. So glad the kids are with you there. How fun!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Jamey said...

My cousin Sean that is here visiting from California came from Torrance. Funny....isn't that where you are now?

Heidi Jo said...

that last picture is beautiful! what a great way to relax, and unwind in the final days of advent.

have a very blessed and MERRY CHRISTMAS.

MightyMom said...

aaahhh, you found your Christmas Spirit! yeah!!

have a terrific time!

Merry Christmas.

barb said...

Dani looks a little uncomfortable, or cold - or maybe both.

Maybe we can go down there with you Friday or Saturday?????

Penless Thoughts said...

I know you're out of town but I just passed an award on to you. Come & see.
Susan

Lori said...

Great pictures.
Have a most relaxing vacation.

Can't wait to hear more about your trip and see more pictures.

Maxine said...

Such nice pictures, Diana. Enjoy your break and have a lovely holiday.