Saturday, July 16, 2011

Life is Good

Ian and I are SoCal expats so always enjoy getting back to our roots. Rochelle gave us the keys to her Oceanside house where we were able to spend time with more family. Ian is proud of his boys, sons Carlos and Dougie, whom he calls "law and order" - the San Diego DA and cop, and nephew/godson Chris, a computer geek/engineer/godknowswhat. This day was an absolute treat.





Grandnephew Solly got his aunt-to-be Kristie to take him in the water. He adores the beach. I love the ocean and I love seeing it through his eyes. I've never know a child to love it more then he does. When he couldn't be in the water, he swam in the sand. I wish I had thought to make a video.

I've never understood why light fiction was called a beach read, but I've got it now. The sights and sounds are more than distracting. I put my book down, hoping to catch a picture of the dolphins swimming north outside the beach break. Rochelle has a wonderful library so I enjoyed this book while we were there - Hanging Up by Delia Ephron. It was just the right amount of light humor and engagement for the moment. I finished it, put it back on the shelf and helped myself to Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler for my October book club.
I had my phone so took a shot of the waves on my walk. The volume of the surf is astounding. It makes conversation almost impossible, even in the house. It made sleep perfection. I struggle to sleep when I'm away from home. If I awoke, I'd concentrate on the surf sounds and I'm sure I'd didn't last one minute.
This is what we enjoyed. Life is good.

7 comments:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

If it weren't for the possibility of tsunamis, I would live on the west coast :)

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I just realized how bare that comment was, I was preoccupied; it looks like you had a wonderful time, surf sand and family, can't beat that combo!

re'New said...

Looks like a great location. Best part tho? People to be there with :)

Nina said...

What a wonderful get away! I find the sound of water incredibly soothing.. that and trains for some reason :)

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

It looks like a perfect escape!

Benita said...

Wow! I'm not much for beaches and sand, but that looks good enough to tempt even me. Lovely!!

shellybaeza said...

it's always a pleasure to hang out with you guys, especially in such a beautiful setting! have you ever thought about getting one of those ocean sounds sleep machines? my mom has one and it helps her sometimes...

Michelle