Every single day over the holiday weekend I meant to sit down at the computer and write an entry about the fun, wonderful, exciting things I experienced. Every single night I was too darn tired! So, just a quick recap today, I'm afraid.
Friday: This was a working day, despite the fact that I was on vacation from my job. Mom and I took care of some looming home improvement projects such as filling in the large crack in the garage floor, and putting sealant on the floor where the water has been leaking in. We also did some adjustments to the front screen door, and touched up the paint around the door. Later we made a quick trip to Home Depot for a new light cover for the kitchen (because I managed to break the old one when reinstalling it last week), then stopped by the Outlet Center for a couple Subway sandwiches for dinner. It felt really good to get all that stuff out of the way, so we can basically play all summer now!
Saturday: Our first official fun day of summer! Mom and I go up early to get groceries after having coffee and a muffin at Starbucks, then showered and got all gussied up for a day of shopping and fine dining in Paso Robles. We stopped at the Target center first, hoping to find graduation gifts for my two cousins who are graduating from High School next month. We know what we want to get for M., but we can't find it. And, A., well, what does one get a boy for graduation? We just can't seem to find anything we like. After our failed shopping trip, we headed to Paso, where we planned on doing some more shopping - but mostly just looking, since the downtown area is mostly antique shops - then having a late lunch or early dinner at F. McClintocks using the gift card my firm so graciously provided us staff last Christmas. Little did we know that there was a Kustom Car Show taking place in Paso, and the downtown area was packed to the gills! We lucked out in finding a nice parking space, however, and after a lovely late lunch, we wandered around checking out all the cool cars and trucks! I got some great shots, which I've played around with in PSP, and will share soon. Promise.
Sunday: Beach day! Mom and I headed out to Cambria for the first time in months! It was a beautiful day - sunshine, blue skies, the fog bank was visible, but still quite a ways off shore. The breeze was cool, but we both had sweatshirts on, so we were comfortable. We walked along the boardwalk which runs alongside Moonstone Beach, stopping periodically to sit on one of the many benches and just watch the waves. We were greeted several times by one or more of the dozens of ground squirrels who inhabit the area, and are quite tame, very likely because people tend to feed them, despite the numerous signs saying not to. They're cute little guys, though, and I got one really fabulous shot, which I promise I'll share soon! The tide was going out, so many large rocks were exposed, and I joined the three or four people out checking out the tide pools. I didn't see anything too terribly interesting, but I did get a couple interesting shots of the unique rock formations and textures, as well as a shot of the two seals who were snoozing on one of the other rocks. It was, quite simply, a fantastic day!
Monday: Today was almost a complete failure. I wanted to get a haircut and pedicure, but both Fantastic Sam's and Le's Nails were closed for the holiday. Grr. So, I tried shopping for graduation gifts again, but only managed to find a cute little graduation bear for M. Still nothing for A., and I'm starting to get nervose: A.'s graduation is next week! The rest of the day was spend laying around doing nothing, although I had plenty to do: homework, writing, reading (I did get about halfway through The Stepford Wives, though), and yardwork. I was just too tired, though, so I did nothing but nap.