Thursday, October 11, 2012

this is why I moved to California

OK, among other reasons - but when people used to ask me why I was moving to California (when I moved here, I didn't have a CA job or school or anything, so I needed a good for-all-seasons answer), I always said "beaches, yo." (and palm trees.) My Bay Area friends all warned me that the beaches here were cold, but whatev. I could handle cold water. I had been to the beach in South Carolina a million times, and sometimes there are days there where things are a little chilly.

Heh. Yeah, totally didn't realize that we were using different definitions of "cold." As a result, I haven't really spent a ton of time at the beach here (I prefer water that doesn't make you sting, ache, and then go numb), but recently we had a special run of days that were hot enough inland that it was in the 80's at the beach and downtown SF! (Summer in the Bay is September/October, and downtown SF/the beaches are usually 55-65 all year round except for those weeks.) Jon surprised me by taking off work for one of those days and we went to Baker Beach in SF. It was pretty quiet, people-wise, and the water temperature was actually doable.

 Jon and I (who are both very white and ALSO very attractive) took turns walking down the beach to explore the rock cliffs you can see in the pictures. There are cool stairways down from a lot of the houses up there. The other person babysat our cooler and stuff, and read books and exfoliated with sand. (OK, those last couple were just me.)

 I am still terrible at formatting the pictures on Blogger, FYI.

Photographic evidence that I got in the SF water.
This attack wave ended that time in the water.

Palm trees! Random text in random places!


  1. I totally love your face in the wave attack picture. Wet suits are recommended out here, lol.

  2. Fun! And also, it looks freezing, even if it is the warm time. And I like your swimsuit!

    1. It was freezing. But usually it's more freezing, so this was okay. Also, usually the air outside the water is also freezing, so that doesn't help. But when it's 80 out, everything is better. and thanks! :)