Anybody still reading this?
I never seem to be able to catch up these days, but I promise to blog more in September. Or, at least that is the goal.
For now, I am hoping to appease you with some beautiful pictures from the beach. Do you love the beach as much as I do? I don’t know, but for this German (and I think for most other Germans as well), beach resembles a sense of vacation, so whenever I get the chance to spend a weekend at the beach, it feels like a little get-away. Oh, how very convenient that my in-laws live in a beach town. J was busy with other things, so I went down to SoCal by myself a couple of weeks ago.
Look! Can you spot Folsom Lake? I was so excited to see it from the plane.
You must know, it’s my favorite (geeky) past time on domestic flights to try and identify geographic features from the plane.
I’ve been quite lucky in the past to catch beautiful views of Yosemite National Park from the plane. This time, clouds moved in just when we passed it… maybe you can still make out Half Dome in this picture?
The weather in SoCal was gorgeous and I was quite happy to escape the heat of the Central Valley for a few days (although, to be honest, August has been surprisingly mild this year. It’s usually one of the hottest months of the year and we only scratched the triple digits on a couple of days. Unheard of!). Still, there is nothing better than sunshine and a bit of the ocean breeze.
I found this cute little guy sun-bathing on a big rock right on the beach…. and on a pretty rock at that! I am kinda bummed I didn’t kick him off and took the rock home (I usually collect a rock or two when I am at the beach!). Look at the beautiful dual color pattern it has going on!
No ‘vacation’ would be complete without Sunday brunch (don’t you agree?)! We tried this cute Italian Café and I instantly fell in love with their (very European) coffee cups.
I was a little bit surprised to see breakfast crêpes on the menu (aren’t those French?), but who am I to complain about some deliciously filled breakfast crêpes!