Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day










Russ hasn't managed to relax much today even though it's Father's Day since he's in the middle of remodeling our kids' bathroom and is anxious to get finished, but I guess you could say we celebrated yesterday.

We left around 7:30 for Shell Beach to eat breakfast at Zorro's. Mmmm.. Ranchero Suissas and Chilachiles! The only thing better than Mexican food for dinner is Mexican food for breakfast! Then, time for a hike. My friend Janet introduced me to a new hike last weekend while we were on our annual "Oceano Beach House" weekend. The hike is to a beach that is just a little south of Avila.  Actually, I have been to the beach before. It's called Pirate's Cove, and when I was a teenager we used to go there because it was rumored to be a nude beach. We never saw anything exciting though, ha, ha, but it felt so daring to go there. The hike we went on is definitely new. There are  amazing views of the ocean on one side of the trail and incredible views of some ginormous mansions on the other.  Except for one, which looked like an enormous dentist's office, all of the houses were pretty much unbelievable. I think you'd call much of it Mediterranean architecture. I've decided that I need a light pink bougainvillea, so my yard can look just like Arnold Schwartzenegger's, which is one of at least twelve mansions we saw along the way....all we need to do will be to add another 12,000 square feet to our 1500 square foot house and we should be set!

We had plans to go to Morro Bay and just sit on the beach (me knitting and Russ reading) for a while and then head to the farmer's market, which begins at 2:30, but we got a little sidetracked picking up some raspberry swirl bread at the House of Bread in San Luis Obispo and browsing through a few book stores, so my knitting for limited to the ride over and back.

For someone who bragged that she had her knitting mojo back, I've haven't gotten too far on any knitting projects.
I 'm moving pretty fast with this little project though. It's a little jacket for a friend, who's having a baby the end of this summer. It's a Drops Design pattern. I'm using some Jaeger Extra Fine Merino that I bought at a sale at Wildfiber's in Santa Monica a couple of summers ago. It's so luscious feeling, perfect for a little baby. Now if it gets cold before December this year, so she doesn't outgrow it before it gets cold !

9 comments:

TheBlackSheep said...

Looks like you guys had a good time! I'd usually exempt you from knitting mojo at this time of year, but I've heard it's almos been cold there. 80°F high in Fresburg? In June? Unheard of! You'd better get knitting, you might have a mighty cold winter this year if the summer fails to bake the earth enough. :P

Tracy said...

Such wonderful photos! Glad Father's Day was a good one there! Many thanks for your lovely comment at my place--it has been a very tough time with my Dad ill... But we had good news at the weekend that he was making better progress--so we hold this bright hope! :o) LOVE your current knitting project. I'm finding knitting a comfort to my jangled spirits just now. Happy Days. Good luck with all that bathroom reno! Happy Summer ((HUG))

Thimbleanna said...

What a pretty little sweater! Your pictures look like you had a good time -- you're so lucky to live to close to the ocean!

frayedattheedge said...

I was in Santa Monica in 2003, and if I tell my husband once more that I want to go back, he might just wallop me!!!

gibknitty said...

I love your Wallace & Gromit avatar! Cute baby jacket too.

Wool Winder said...

Such extravagant houses! A travel trailer on the river is more my speed. :)

Nice work on the baby jacket!

Rani said...

What a beautiful day for a hike. I wish I had a garden like the one's in your photos. wow.

OK, I'm off to queue that pattern in Ravelry. Totally cute baby sweater. You're almost done!!!!

Hege said...

Oh, what a cute baby sweater!!
And I SO envy you all the sun...

JayJay said...

We went to the beach for father's day too! It must be the thing to do here in California. ;) No hiking, but RJ is a little to small for that yet. It looks like you are making some knitting progress, which is more than I can say for myself. When you consider you are teaching too, I'd say you're doing great!