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.