Kate & Tammy's great Adventure and Road Trip quilt continues! This week's block takes us to the ocean... Ocean waves!
And almost exactly 21 years ago our family ventured to California for spring break. We were able to stay with a friend in San Juan Capistrano, explore the area and spent a day at Disneyland.
So of course we spent an afternoon at the beach. Bearing in mind it was March and a little cooler... so the beach that Renee took us to wasn't busy at all. I don't recall anyone else... AT ALL!
It was the first ocean beach experience for Dave and the girls.
We cautioned them that it would be a little cool and asked that they only go up to their knees... "don't get your clothes wet" is what I stated (I think)....
Oh well! Never mind... The squeals of delight were worth it.
I had been once about 4 years before when I made the trip solo for Renee's wedding. There is just something about the power of the waves... the sound... the energy. It can be mesmerizing.
Renee and I enjoyed from the waves from a distance. Besides... she had a baby in the belly that I got to feel move!
The Pacific Ocean is the only ocean I have seen in person. We have made several trips back to Southern California since then for weddings and we dream of making a trip up the coast to Oregon and Washington state.
I have experienced several other large lakes, like the Great Lakes... where you can't see the other side of the lake. It might as well be the ocean. I would like to see the Atlantic (much rougher I am told) as well as the Gulf Coast. Add these to my "bucket list" of places to visit!
I don't think that I could live there... too much wind. We get plenty of wind here and the coast wind is so different - more of a breeze, but constant. I think the wind and the sound would eventually wear me down and cause an off mood. But I love to visit! The sand between my toes...
I have spring fever bad! Dave does too... and we are aching (say that with angst... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAching) to get away with our truck and camper!
Tell me, do you have or get spring fever?
What do you do to combat this feeling?
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