So last night I was saying to Steve, Do you have any interest in going to the coast tomorrow and maybe having clam chowder at The Tides? Oh, yes, he thought that was a great idea.
We had a great time. We left at 10:00 exactly and were in a Bodega Bay parking lot 65 minutes later. Why we do this once every five years or so is beyond me, it is so close and so easy. Besides the clam chowder, I also wanted to buy a large seashell that I could practice drawing. And I wanted to take some photos to mark the day.
Because it was a tad early for lunch we went to the gift shop and chose our seashells and postcards first. I squooshed two pennies for Youngest Daughter's squooshed penny collection and brought her a stack of postcards for postcrossing.com. (She was at her day program and actually never knew we were away.)
Lunch was wonderful. We were indoors, but seated at a table hovering over the water. Sea lions were swimming past us while we ate. And then we went outside where several seagulls were only too happy to pose for photos. I figured this guy would bite off my finger if I touched him - so I didn't - but I was actually standing so close to him we could have had our picture taken together. Eventually his wife came by and then they flew off together.
And we were home an hour later and I even got in some work time. Today the switch is ON!