Connecting in SoCal


It was a quick trip last weekend. Wanted to see my son’s face and touch base with my friend Jana, so off I went for two days to SoCal. Had a lovely lunch with Dave, but boy was it hot down there. 94 degrees! So, what do people in SoCal do when it’s too hot? They head to the beach of course. So off to Seal Beach we went


There were street musicians to see along the way. And then there was the shoreline


Besides the usual frolicking in the water, kids were even asleep on their towels in the sand


(did a little painterly effect on this image, just to preserve the anonymity of the children.)


It was a stunning day, with a nice cool breeze. I really didn’t want to leave, but needed to get back to the hotel and get a bite to eat and settle in for the evening. On the way back though I did discover a little nursery so of course I had to stop in. This gentle orange tabby cat followed me all over the nursery.



And then it was time to go. In the morning I took advantage of a little morning light seeping into my hotel room



There’s something about a hotel room early in the morning that seems to set a reflective tone for me


After taking pictures, I showered, dressed and was off, heading down the coast to see my friend, Jana.


Anyone who knows Jana, knows that she loves to cook, loves to nourish others, and so more often than not you will find her in the kitchen



After breakfast, we headed out on foot to explore some shops in the area. This charming little French inspired shop caught our eye


I did find a little treasure that unfortunately I couldn’t include in my bag since I went with carry on luggage and the item had little scissors. Jana will be sending that along later.


Here’s a little peak inside the shop. So much eye candy!

And that was that. Quick trip but so glad I went. My next trip will be in April to see my friends Barbara Hurst, Terri Porter, and Barbara Carroll. Until then I’ll be sticking close to home, taking pictures and gardening.

Thanks so much for coming along with me on my little journey. Have a great day.


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6 Responses to Connecting in SoCal

  1. sally calligan` says:

    Thanks for the trip. Nice photo with your son.

  2. Nice to see your handsome son here, and your “doings” in CA. Looking forward to your prop find in future images. Yes it has been hotter than normal here in the West but I imagine you are enjoying the early spring in Seattle.

  3. Karen Pickles says:

    Oh the warmth sounds so inviting! Beaufort NC isn’t quite “springlike” yet and I’m so looking forward to some warmer weather! Lovely images and looks like a great little trip you had there!

  4. seabluelee says:

    That sounds like a great trip! My sister lives in SoCal. 90’s in Southern California and single digits/teens here in Southern Maine at the same time. In mid-March. Crazy.

  5. Darlene says:

    Oh love this post and always love your photos

  6. Cheryl says:

    What a great weekend you had. So good that you got to spend time with your son. All the photos were so lovely. The beach scene was really lovely but the glasses were just stunning.

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