Our Day at the Beach

On Saturday we celebrated an old-time family tradition. A spontaneous trip to the beach. It was the first day of no rain in weeks and at 9:30 Saturday morning we decided to take advantage of it. By noon we were packed up and ready to go.

Here are some pictures of our day…

A few of these were taken from the truck window so forgive me if they’re a little blurred. The picture above is a statue of an old fashion grape crusher. It’s also right at the entrance to the Napa Valley.

Here’s another, I almost didn’t get this one…

The best thing about all the rain we’ve been getting is the bright green hills. The Poppies were in bloom but I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture. I couldn’t miss the massive color from the beautiful, wild Mustard Flowers.

When we got to the beach it was a little cloudy and a lot misty. The temperature was a comfortable 64 degrees. The surf was extremely high forcing the Parks Department to close a few of the more dangerous beaches but Goat Rock was still open.

As the afternoon grew to an end the sky became a brighter blue and the temperatures decreased.

On the way home we stopped in Bodega Bay for some salt water taffy. Check this out!

So much taffy, so little time…

We’re a strange group, the less we plan the more fun we have. It was a great day and a good way to get some fresh air after being stuck in the house for the past few rainy weeks.

6 thoughts on “Our Day at the Beach

  • What fun, indeed! Oh…the green grass…64 degrees…yoga poses…smiling faces…salt water taffy…family time…

    Thank you for sharing…I enjoyed it a bunch!

  • What a great outing for you and your family! Looks like everyone had fun. And taffy too – yumm

  • Looks like fun! Nothing like bare feet on the beach after being trapped indoors for a long time.

    I love watching them make salt water taffy with those big paddle/hooks/whatever they are.

  • Thanks for sharing your fun day! I felt the saltwater on my face…a far cry from the foot of snow we have here.

  • Oh what a beautiful drive out to the beach. It never ceases to amaze me how different the beaches are across our world. When I’m feeling a bit better I’ll post a pic of our beach for you to see. It sounds like you and our family had a lovely day. So how much taffy did you eat?????

    • One of the only reasons we stop for taffy is because it’s the one thing I won’t each much of 🙂
      I had only 2 pieces total.

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