Sunday, August 12, 2012

What a Week!

It was a busy couple of weeks; even my days off were busy. And I did a couple of 3 day stretches, which I normally dont do. And hubby knew I was exhausted. Got home Monday night barely able to stay awake to drive home (thank goodness it is only about a 10 minute drive!) when he said - I looked, and you have 3 days off with nothing planned....you have long wanted to do the Elkhorn Slough Safari - why dont we go???

Yeah right, it is the ending of summer and we are going to be able to get reservations on a Tuesday (I was too tired to deal with it that Monday night!) for a Wed night place to stay and a Thursday tour????

Yeah right, we did!!!!!

So Wednesday we drove down to spend a lovely sunny and warm day in Monterey - hubby got the new walking shoes he needed; I got the yarn I needed for a Christmas present.....then we drove to Moss Landing. While waiting to check in we visited a lovely new antique shop.


 Here we are on the way back in .... in the sunny part of the tour!
 We stayed at The Captain's Inn B&B in Moss Landing.....after an underwhelming dinner at a restaurant I wanted to eat at (tasteless cioppino, tasteless sanddabs, but good wine, beer and french fried artichoke hearts!) we sat on the deck to wait for the sunset....
 The Inn was lovely....my only complaint was trying to watch the Olypmics on a tiny TV (hey, a lot of B&Bs dont even have TVs!) and unable to prop up against the iron headboard cause the pillows were way too soft...

 In my opinion, the only good seagull is a .....
 Must be August - the naked ladies are out!
 So we saw lots and lots of different types of birds, and well over 60 of my favorites - the sea otters! This seagull is really hoping to steal the food from this guy....this prompted the story about an otter that was being deviled by a young seagull....until the otter finally had had enough and ended up filling the seagull and eating it! Which is a rarity...

 Lots of sea lions....over 300 of them...I love their faces! Also lots and lots of harbor seals...
 And you thought you had bad hair days???????
 Lots of jelly fish of all sizes floating by - so quickly I only got one shot of one!
 White pelicans....
Can you see the white dots in the trees? Nesting birds

So we drove home Thursday cause I had to work Friday...left  Moss Landing when it was 64 degrees, and got home to 94 degrees, yuck. But I was quite refreshed for work on Friday which was the whole idea.

Sat we babysat 2 of the grandsons while the youngest went to a birthday party. And that evening went over to their house for the family birthday celebration of the middle one. (and by the way, the temps today ranged from 104 - 108!)

Today we drove to San Juan Bautista (emailing the photos from my phone is taking an exceptionally long time) for their Antique Show. Still trying to figure out when we went to the last one and thinking it was sometimes between 10 - 15 years ago. And it was smaller today. But it was fun - including all the yard sales. Some of the people were unwilling to budge on prices, which meant we walked away from some of the things we wanted, but we got a few things anyway. And enjoyed the 85 degree heat there - and the 78 degree heat on the way home to....99 degrees!

Back to work Monday and Tuesday. Then 3 days off which will include a haircut and a baby shower....middle of next week we will be spending time at the Narrow Gauge Inn - time in Yosemite....

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