Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Day at the Beach

Today I spent the day at the beach
with Micah and my mom.

We went to a few different beaches,
but they were all areas that hold
a special place in my heart.

Pismo Beach was the first stop.
I went there so much while in High School and College.
I have so many wonderful memories
of the times that my friends and I spent there.

We ate Clam Chowder at Splash Cafe.

Then went to walk down the Pier.

My mom and I.

One must walk down the pier when you go to Pismo.
I can't even tell you how many pictures I have on this Pier.

I know Sea Gulls can be annoying...
but I love the memories I have of chasing them as a little girl.

Micah and I.

Our second stop was Hazard Reef.
A small little hidden beach in the town of Los Oso.

It's about a 10 minute walk to the beach, but it is beautiful.
The walk is through a forest of Eucalyptus trees.
The smell of the trees alone brings a flood of childhood memories.

The beach is very rocky,
but provides so many tiny shells to collect.

And it is a fun beach to go to if you like Tide Pools.
I love Tide Pools.

My favorite is the Sea Anemones.
My dad taught us early that it is the funnest thing ever
to stick you finger on the neon green part
and watch it slowly close around your finger.

And I love to find starfish.
But I don't like to peel them off the rocks.
So I just pet them.

Me. Happy to be at the beach.

Our last stop was Morro Bay.
This is the area that my family and I
vacationed at most when I was a child.

When I watch the waves crash on the beaches,
I remember the many hours my mom, sister, and I
would spend watching my dad surf the day away.
We were so proud of him.

Morro Rock.

Sail Boats for Micah.
When I watch him sail....
I become just as proud of him
as I was proud of my father when I was a child.


Julie Temple said...

Looks like you're having a great tour! Great pics, thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

I am so glad you guys got to go to Morro Bay. You know, it always reminds me of your dad also.

RenderingRisch said...

okay those pictures make me want to jump in the car today and GO! must tell me how to get to the beach with the Eucalyptus forest. Oh did you find the aquarium?