Yesterday I decided at the last minute to take the boys on a day trip. Spurred by a craving for Canter’s Deli and a little Santa Monica love, and more awake than I should be on a Sunday morning thanks to Daylight Savings Time, we left home about 7AM for the beach.
Since it WAS so early, we made really good time, but there was one drawback – ok, maybe 2. I picked the one day in ages that it decided to rain, and left SO early that everything was closed. So no rides, and no greasy little taco stands open…
BUT – I got something amazing that I wasn’t expecting. The most amazing light to take pictures in:
There was just enough light peeking thru periodically to make it all moody and sparkly at the same time. As beautiful as the scenery was though, I had more fun experiencing the ocean through my little guys, and answering all the questions they had about seagulls, seals, and why people were fishing off the pier.
Oh, yeah…there was this too-
(more pictures on my flickr page)
Oh, and we never DID make it to Canter’s. There was a line out the door and I had a sleeping dude in the car. We DID make it to the Northwoods Inn for the boys first Shirley Temples. AND we made it back home by 1! Maybe there IS a benefit to this getting up early stuff…