Happy hours

Good day world! How is everybody doing on this last Monday Tuesday of March 2021? The weekend was relaxing that is for sure. I will finally be eligible for the vaccination in a few days. Strike that, actually, I got a text and an email yesterday alerting me that my turn was up! My first dose is scheduled in a few days!!! I can’t wait! It will be nice to have the piece of mind that it brings. Still though, there is much work to done and many more days of mask wearing to be had. but really, I am getting used to wearing my mask and feel naked without it, when we are out. Anyhow, fair warning here, there are lots of photos in this post.

Oh yeah! Going my way.

We headed out West this past Saturday a few hours after Hubby arrived from work. I was feeling giddy as I had no idea where we were staying. The drive there, even for a weekend, took a few hours as traffic was heavy.

Lucky for us, we had great driving music. We were listening to Alt Nation on Sirius and usually I don’t know any of the songs that are playing as they are all new to me. Anyhow, I started tapping my fingers to one and then started singing the chorus and was happy that it was the band The Happy Fits! Just for that, here is a little traveling music…

Doesn’t it make you feel happy?

We arrived in the South Bay around 3 PM and then headed out to see the sunset. By the way, Hubby picked out the best spot in Manhattan Beach. I was so glad that I only had to walk down two small sets of stairs to the sand.

I love how Hubby was so thoughtful and planned it out so that we could be there for the show that Mother Nature was putting on for all. In just a few moments we watched the sun dipinto the ocean. The sky went from blue to pale blue and then from pale yellow to a brilliant and fiery orange that bordered the horizon.

Looking North West toward Santa Monica

Many families were on the shore watching the sunset. It reminded me of the many sunsets I had watched with the kids at various beaches in So Cal. Thinking back to 2010ish when I was living in near DTLA in Echo Park in a tiny, one bedroom apartment. That place had no insulation or AC and summers in LA are not for the weak. Me, I am weak and it was too much and exhausting as I remember. I remember getting home from work and then getting the boys into the car and grabbing food to eat on the way so we could escape the summer heat and sometimes to see the sunset. Redondo Beach, Hermosa and San Pedro were places we frequented.

There was a group of surfers out in the water. I imagined how peaceful it must have been sitting on a board and chatting with friends. it appeared that one of the surfers was operating a drone. I searched out Manhattan Beach drone videos for that day and have not been able to see any footage from that day. I am sure that it must have been spectacular.

Happy hour in the water.

Hubby reminded me that there was a full moon in the sky and I turned around and looked up and what a sight.

The moon seemed so much bigger in person.

It was such a nice way to spend an evening. I was exhausted when we got back to the hotel room and easily fell asleep. The next morning we headed out toward San Pedro as I wanted to go walk around the tide pools of White Point. On the way to White Point, we stopped at the Point Vicente Park. It overlooks the Point Vincente Lighthouse.

Before we head on, here is a little listening music from the 90s band Breeders. There music reminds me of long car rides to the beach or long drives going no where…press play…

Their website indicates new music!!!! That bass line!!!

This was the first time I had been to this part or even knew that it existed. There were many people walking the trails. Next, we drove to the light house and walked around but again there were many people out that day so we decided to only stay for a few minutes and try to avoid other mask-less humans. If you are ever in Rancho Palos Verdes around sunset, do stop there to check it out. By the way, the trails were okay for a person that needs walking aids as I easily was able to walk around with only Hubby holding my hand.

One day I will make it back for a tour of that lighthouse.

I first saw this lighthouse back in the 70s. San Pedro was a frequent trip for us. I have faint memories of eating fish wrapped in foil at the Ports of Call in the Port of Los Angeles which is not far from Palos Verdes. One day we will have to take a trip there to that seaport village. Anyhow, Hubby and I walked around for a bit and took in the fresh ocean air and looked out at Catalina Island. It was such a peaceful morning.

There in the distance is Catalina Island.

The last stop or should I say drive through was going over the two bridges in the Port of Los Angeles. I love the Vincent Thomas Bridge as I still remember paying the toll back in the days but have never seen or driven over the new Gerald Desmond Bridge!

We headed home after our quick ride over the bridges. The car ride home was long as there were many out on the road and trying to get home as well. Hubby did stop at the Cabazon Dinosaurs so I could see the newly decorated Mr. Rex.

T-rex Bunny

Our little trip ended a little over 24 hours after it began. Can’t wait till next adventure, where ever it may be. Until then, I will be working on me, my music lessons and exercise schedule. So far, so good. Hubby got to watch me dance along with Youtube. I will get him on the dance floor with me, dang it, one of these days…

Thank you dear reader for tagging along on our trip! May you have a day full of adventure and discovery. Hugs to you and you and especially You!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah Davis says:

    Fun trip. Really like the sunset surfers and t-Rex bunny photos.

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    1. It was such a nice night and yes, very fun!

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  2. terrie gura says:

    Your sunset beach photos took my breath away! Wow, what beauty out there…

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    1. The camera only caught a portion of it, I would be on that shore everyday at sunset if I could πŸ™‚

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  3. djtrishm says:

    Great Photos. Its sounds like you guys had a fun trip. Its starting to warm up here at the Jersey shore. After Easter I’m putting away my winter coat. I usually do that in Mid April!
    I look forward to reading more about your adventures and will do my my best to share mine.
    Have a Happy Easter!
    Trish

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    1. Hi Trish!

      Thank you! It was a fun trip. Oh wow, you are in NJ. Sounds like Spring has begun in NJ. It was very warm here yesterday, around 90 degrees.
      Looking forward to your adventures πŸ™‚ By the way, your package is coming soon. Sorry the delay.
      Michelle

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  4. morishige says:

    Wow… Congrats for the news about your turn to get vaccinated. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for taking us on this virtual trip. I really like the lighthouse. We have an old lighthouse here in the south but it is not situated on a cliff like that one. πŸ™‚

    Stay safe there, M!

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    1. I am so excited!

      You are welcome. It is not as exciting as your adventures. I am beginning to think that you are fooling me and you are really a famous writer/adventurer! I feel like I am there walking through those villages.

      You stay safe as well πŸ™‚

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      1. morishige says:

        I bet you do! πŸ˜€

        As for myself, I don’t know when I’m gonna get vaccinated. Here they are still vaccinating people working in public sectors–doctors/nurses, teachers–and senior citizens and, yeah, some artists.

        Well, thank you. I’m flattered. πŸ˜€ I feels really nice knowing that you get the picture of things I wrote.

        You too, M!

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      2. Oh, sorry 😦 Hopefully you will not have to wait much longer. Artists? You are an artist πŸ™‚

        Really, you are talented and the posts are so thoughtfully presented. I think this is why I love reading many of the blogs that I do as I get to see the world through their words and photos. Now I feel like I have hiked along with you πŸ™‚

        Be safe and take care πŸ™‚

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      3. morishige says:

        I hope so. πŸ˜€ Nah… You are. Honestly, I love your paintings. I believe someday I will read a post about your paintings exhibited in a gallery πŸ˜‰

        Well, thank you, M. And I am gonna learn more so I could write better. πŸ™‚

        You too! πŸ™‚

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      4. Okay now you are being nice.

        I know learning is essential to growing and I too need to study more. I think you can probably teach how to compose an essay. You know teaching and learning, very thin line separates the two πŸ™‚

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  5. dunelight says:

    New surf music..nice!

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