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!

11 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!!

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

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  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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