Thursday, January 28, 2010

sand and surf

Wow! It's been a whole week since I last posted. But, to my defense, I haven't been sitting around a computer much. I've been enjoying a week away from the normal grind, a week spent with Don and visiting with family.

Last Saturday, we started our road trip to California. We traveled through the Rocky Mountains as it snowed, over the high desert of Utah which was blanketed with snow, and on into the bright sunshine of southern California. We listened to an audio book as we drove and the hours flew by. I thoroughly enjoyed the drive.

We've spent some of our time visiting with family, but most of the time has been spent on or near the beach. There is something about the ocean, the waves, the beach that speaks to both Don's and my soul. It's home.

So you can imagine what a treat it was for Don to book us into a hotel right on the sand in a beautiful little beach city for two nights. It was our special way to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. It's been so nice, so special. As I sit here typing this post, I can hear the waves crashing on the sand right underneath my balcony. I'm in heaven.

Tomorrow we leave and start our journey home. It's been such a nice week, and next week, when I'm up to my eyeballs in my everyday responsibilities and probably dealing with snow and ice, I'll reflect on the memories of this week and remember the warmth of the sun and the sound of the surf, and try to ignore it as it beckons me to return.

11 comments:

MightyMom said...

ahhh, next time can I come too???

Heidi Jo said...

what a fabulous reason for being absent! the pictures are amazing. i'll admit i'm a tad jealous. in a very good way:0)

Mommy, I'm Home said...

You've been absent because you're sitting on the beach. I've been absent because I'm deep cleaning my entire house. Hmmmm... what's wrong with this picture????

(BTW, glad you're having a good time!)

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Melissa said...

There is something rather amazing about the beach... isn't there? We were supposed to head there this weekend - one of the lowest tides of the year. But Baby Girl is coughing like crazy... so, we'll reschedule. I'll just live vicariously through your pictures :)

SIs said...

And you didn't come up to see your sis? Glad you got some good weather. Can't think of a better place to be myself!

Maxine said...

There's something very strange about reading your post speaking of warm sun and the beach, and seeing the bare feet while I look outside at the snow on the ground and the temps in the low teens. Not fair.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Loving the shots! Good stuff girl! Enjoy.

Huckdoll said...

Oh my gosh, blissful.

Momma Roar said...

Love your pictures!!

So glad you could get some time away! I love the sand and surf too.

As you know, we drove north for snow, and I'm happy to be home and have left the snow in VT. We don't have any left on the ground here and I wouldn't mind if it stays that way! :-D

Karen said...

It sounds like a perfectly wonderful trip. It would be nice to drive through the desert in winter, what an experience to see that.

I love road trips, listening to audio books, seeing different parts of the country. And time at the beach -- ahh, that would be heavenly.

Happy Anniversary to you and Don!