I hate to brag, but while the rest of the country has been stuck under a frozen icy blanket of sleet and snow and hail and ice…
I went to the beach.
Sorry, I felt like this instance kind of deserved a bit of bragging. Nyah nyah nyah nyah! Childish? Yes, I admit it, but awesome? TOTALLY!
And our beach wasn’t frozen! Or covered in snow! A phenomenon that only exists in my mind and in the movies because I’ve never seen snow on a beach before! I live in San Diego! Our beaches have surfers and chicks laying out and tanning, and kids building sand castles, and bonfires and sometimes a homeless man or two. But not snow. Not ever.
It just seems to strange to me, snow on the sand.
And while I get to sit here and complain about the cost of living, and how bad traffic can get, and how crummy our sports teams are every year… I never really ever get to complain about the weather. And maybe that’s the payoff for all those other horrible things. Give and take.
When our weather forecaster apologizes that for 3 days in the MIDDLE OF WINTER we might have some temperatures in the 50’s before it shoots right back up into the 70’s to finish off the week, or when I get bummed because it’s kinda-sorta-maybe drizzling outside and maybe, just maybe, today isn’t the best day for flip flops and I have to wear flats instead, I am thankful.
Because on January 29th, I get to take my kid to the beach, to ride bikes and eat burgers outside on the patio of the restaurant. I have to smile, and maybe rub it in a bit.
You don’t have to like San Diego if you don’t want to, I probably wouldn’t want to live in your city either, no hard feelings, I get that. For me this is home.
That beautiful, gray sky, promising what the weatherman warned about, drizzles and a few showers sprinkled into the evening, is one of my favorite things to see. The southern California coastline from November to March, is quite possibly the best thing ever.
Every other day after that, I dread and avoid like the plague, but wintery cool breezes off the ocean make me a giddy little kid again.
Also, we had to test out Abbey’s sweet new ride from Allen Sports! Grandma grabbed it for her, so she could enjoy the beach rides too! She loves it!
It’s really quite fantastic and super easy to use and maneuver. I had no trouble
towing her around town.
We started at the World Famous Belmont Park in Mission Beach and biked north along the boardwalk until we reached PB.
We stopped by one of my favorite places to eat in San Diego ever, Kono’s, and had some cheeseburgers, before heading back down south to the truck.
So to all of you out there, in the snow…
I am sorry.