Another Day in Paradise

I am really loving California.

Yesterday got off to a pleasant start with a walk down the road to get some coffee. Doug is quite the historian; I got filled in on Signal Hill history on the way. It’s fascinating stuff to me, but I won’t bore you with the details here. Once everyone got up and around, Doug brought out one of his beauties – a 1979 Buick Electra convertible – and took us to breakfast. I hadn’t been in a convertible since I was a wee child. In a poetic twist, it made me FEEL like a wee child again.

We ate at this small cafe called The Potholder that was outta this world. We can also send a picture back to them with us holding a sign with the place’s name on it and they’ll frame it on the wall. DEFINITELY going to do that. After breakfast, we split up: Indi sat on the ocean at Huntington Beach for several hours while Nikki and Brad shopped in Newport Beach. I joined the Joneses but I have to confess I’m not much of a shopper…most of my time was spent people watching. I did get a new belt tho!

When we picked Indi up, I got to appreciate the ocean for the first time. I felt the Pacific wash up around my feet. It was loud. And unlike anything else in the world. I want to do it again. I just wish it were warmer 🙂

Last night was a relaxer: quiet dinner with drinks and a return to Doug’s place. Today should be another great one capped off with a concert tonight. The Faint w/Ladytron. And maybe, just maybe, there could be a day or two in Mexico in our future. It depends on how things shake out.

2 thoughts on “Another Day in Paradise

  1. Not such a small cafe, is quite well known in Long Beach. Pity you did not go to In N Out Burger in Az and Nv they have really stretched their wings, not only in Cali anymore.

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