Monday, January 19, 2009

Tank Tops In January

This weekend we embraced this crazy-warm weather and made a trip to the beach! Yep, the beach, wearing tank tops...in January. Pretty sure that is a first for me. Our original plan was to go to, what we have dubbed, the "walking beach" - which is a beach we've only gone to once. We went a few years ago and it's not the type of beach where you'd really just lay there and soak up the sun. Last time we hiked for 4 hours through sand, dunes, rocks and coves; found tons of starfish and sea anemones; saw sea lions jumping through the waves. Well, we got there and there was a long line to get through the gated parking area and I peered out the window to see what the hold up was and saw a big red sign "NO DOGS." Oh, just lovely. So we turned around and headed north up Highway 1 until we found a beach that was not Pismo, hah (Grover Beach it was).

We parked, unloaded and started our trek towards the water to see how Tundra would react to it. She absolutely had a blast, even on leash! How ironic, a Siberian Husky loving the beach...that still cracks me up. She wanted to chase every bird, chase the water as it moved in and out off the shore, sniffed every little odd ocean thing she could find...it was pretty cute! At one point she took a taste of that lovely salted ocean water and I saw the look on her face: priceless. I caught her tasting the water a few more times throughout our walk, like she thought the would magically turn into fresh water, hehe!

Anyways, we walked about 3 hours total, and stopped and got some chowder on our walk back to our car. It was amazingly beautiful at the beach, even more pretty than I can remember it being. The skies were super blue and ah, you can see from these pictures it was great!

How beautimous is that seashore!?

I think she's contemplating...how to catch a bird...

Usss, happy day!

We found a cave! (Okay so did everyone else and their mothers, but I can pretend!)



Mmmm dinner...

Suset! Bye bye beach :(



PS, I no photographer at all, but I freaking love our new digital cam. It takes awesome pics that I mostly don't even need do edit...ahhh, love!!!!

13 comments:

Steph said...

I'm glad you guys were able to find a beach for dogs! Looks like it was a great day!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Beautiful photos! I am super jealous. It sounds like you had a fabulous day!

*jimaie.marie* said...

these pics are so gorgeous! now i wanna g6 to the beach so bad!! it looks like you guys had such a fab day!! :D

Kyla Bea said...

Oh beautiful! It looks like you all had a great time, especially the furry one =)

ohnoitskristin said...

I am jealous of those bread bowls... except you didn't go to splash! ;)

Cave=scaarrryyyy

Design Gal said...

jealous! what a beautiful day!

*CPA* Su said...

Yay for fun days with you guy and pooch! =) Now I want to go to the beach and have fun too!!

Shannon said...

Tundra is one of the most gorgeous dogs I've ever seen, and that's saying a lot considering I work with dogs 5 days a week. :D The pictures are amazing!

rachel elizabeth said...

yeah, it snowed like crazy monday here and i was at the beach in the SNOW. jealous.

GORGEOUS pictures by the way.

Mermanda said...

What a gorgeous bunch of pics! I wish I could just escape to the beach for the weekend... lucky west coast kids.

sarah marie p said...

Oh those pictures are gorgeous! Looks like it was a perfect day! Awww Tundra is the cutest! And that cave looks fun! Oooh yum that soup looks good. I wonder if they could make me clam chowder without the clams? haha

sohobutterfly said...

It really does look like such a wonderfully perfect day! I wish I were there too!

Talia said...

I want to go to the beach soooo badly. And looking at your GORGEOUS pictures is not helping. :)

Tundra looks beautiful on the beach... I bet she had so much fun. Glad you got to go and enjoy the day together!