Saturday, May 2, 2009
CALIFORNIA COASTAL HIGHWAY
One day we drove along the California coastal highway. It was a beautiful warm day. We stopped and watched two different guys kite surfing on the ocean. Now that looked fun! They were so good at it. We asked one guy what happened if the wind died down and they were out a long ways. He said they would get pretty tired swimming back. I was surprised at how far out they went and how good they were at using the kite wind sail to take them exactly where they wanted to go.
We stopped at one lookout place and a small elderly lady was painting a small picture of the ocean. She was so friendly and nice. I wished I would have gotten a picture of her with her canvas.
While I walked out to the point, Dick said to her, "It looks like you have a pretty good start there." She said, "What? I'm almost finished!" He said, "Your water looks a little different color." She said, "Well, that's because the light has changed." She was so right....depending on when you are looking at the water, the color of the water actually changes as the light hits it differently. Anyway Dick decided she was an impressionist........and I had to smile! She was so good hearted and not the least offended by anything said. He loves to tease. Anyway she told us about a little place she wanted us to go for lunch. She couldn't remember the name of it but described everything around it. Being the foreigners we are when we are in California, we didn't have a clue as to where to go, but I'm sure it was wonderful as she said.
Instead we stopped at Kentucky Fried Chicken and bought lunch and took it down to the beach to a picnic table. Now this is the life I thought. Gentle breeze, beautiful Pacific Ocean, birds begging for a piece of biscuit.........so fun and relaxing! Where's my paint and canvas????!!!!