Monday, August 09, 2010

Back from the beach

This morning I had to face the sad reality of going back to work after our week-long sojourn. Truthfully, I crave my weekly routine, even if it involves dragging myself back to work.
We had a good trip, the water was a little mucky because of vegetation but cleared up the last few days. I got a lot of knitting done and was able to knit a hat for my Christmas present stash and finish my shawl I started at the end of July.
Most of our days were spent laying on the beach and our nights were spent relaxing in the condo and watching bad television.
Toward the end of the week we took a sunset cruise on the Nathaniel Bowditch schooner and I completely fell in love with being on a sailboat. I have a zillion more photos on my Flickr account (linked at the bottom).
The weather was beautiful, there was great music, cheese and wine and the feeling of being away from everything that was bothering me.
I didn't think about our roof leak or worry about all the million things going on around me that I can't control, I just enjoyed being on a gorgeous sailboat and relaxing. Needless to say I want to take another sailboat trip, maybe I can find one in Seattle?
On Friday we drove to down to Seaside to have lunch and shop. It was miserably hot and we ended up choosing a restaurant based solely on the fact that the seating was indoors. It turned out fine though, we had a really tasty fennel sausage pizza and marinated olives at Bud & Alley's Pizza Bar
A new cupcake place has popped up in Seaside since we last visited and I was eager to try it. It's a totally cute place (located inside a converted Airstream) but the cupcakes themselves were 'meh' at best.
The frosting was too sweet and the cake too dry, maybe the fact that it was about a billion degrees had something to do with it? My only regret is that I turned down gelato for the cupcakes - such a mistake. We poked around town until the heat got to us and we drove back to our condo. 
All in all it was a good trip, no oil seen at all. If you've been thinking about  going to the Gulf or you already have reservations but were considering canceling them don't do it, just go. Most of the communities along the coast rely on tourists dollars and they need you to continue to visit them.

1 comment:

Diane said...

You are always so incredibly photogenic. I vote you become an actress and baker in your next career (never mind that you are in school now.) Thanks for the virtual beach vacation and you know I agree with your last statement wholeheartedly!