Monday, August 3, 2009

My day at the beach

I love being near, or even better in, water.

I live in Illinois.

These two things do not fit together. In my online dating days I often joked that there is no water in Illinois. I liked to tell people that we have to truck it in and every once in a while, someone would believe me. That was really fun…
but I digress…

Two weeks ago, I traveled to California to meet in person a woman I met on a dating website. (Yes, I’m straight. No, it wasn’t a date.) We've been email/IM/phone friends for a couple of years and I’ve mentioned her here a time or two – the fabulous West Coast Angel. I had a great time with her and her two daughters but for some reason I didn’t take a single picture of them.

I did, however, take some pictures of the Pacific Ocean. It’s been 22 years since I saw the Pacific so I drove down to Seal Beach on Saturday morning while Angel was working. I only had my cell phone with me so I made do:

Ah, the ocean!

Oooooh, the waves!

Look, surfers!
I found out later that these were larger waves than usual, due to a storm out in the Pacific.

How nice of Mother Nature to whip up some righteous waves just for me!


  1. Great photos! Mother Nature definitely knew you were there and would appreciate the ocean drama.

  2. Im envious! I love the water to but havent layed eyes on the pacific!

  3. You picked a great time to come out. I'm glad you had fun!

  4. I too regret living so far from the ocean. Great pictures!

  5. I'm in Indiana so I know just how you feel. Nothing like a murky river to make you miss the ocean!

    Great pics!

  6. What a wonderful vacation!!!!

    I live right near Lake Erie ( 5 minutes away), and I can count on my right hand the number of times I have been there this year. Shame on me!!

  7. I live so close to the beach I'm afraid I take it for granted. Thanks for reminding me how blessed I am.

  8. 1. thanks for stopping by my blog!

    2. i'm also from illinois... doesnt it suck!? other than the cheap living, of course.

    3. ugh. i have never been to cali, but i'm going in a couple months to visit my friend who finally escaped out there. i love the water as well... so relaxing!

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