Monday, July 6, 2009

A lil bit of this - A lil bit of that

What a weekend! After a week of an enormous life shift, I was ready for some R&R. And that's just what I got.
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Off from work early on Thursday and headed straight to the beach for a bbq and sunset with the family. It is so fun to be driving down the 101 and see my parents Airstream and the palapa umbrella. (Its their signature umbrella - can't miss it!) The sun popped out just long enough to grille up some teriyaki hamburgers with swiss cheese and pineapple. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm a little macaroni salad and the sun was just about to set. Why is this so amazing to me after 40 years? I dunno, but I sure love it. The sun setting on the ocean always brings me back to life in tuff times.
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Friday I slept in, got a nice long bath, messed around the house a lil then it was time to SPA. With my birthday gift card - I took myself to The Four Seasons for a day of some seriously needed pampering. Lord. Was it needed. Got an 80 minute all organic facial. All of the products were from the ocean. Soothing beyond my imagination. With my hands in paraffin wax, my shoulders were massaged and my facial was my chest, neck and face all at once. A light mist of steam trickling down.........I am sure I dozed off a few times. Absolutely let go.
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After my facial I headed out to the "Tranquility" pool. Hello. I dont know if I've ever seen a more elegant pool.


I ordered a chicken quesadilla and a glass of chardonnay. This was my view:

I slept on and off and sunned from 130 to 530. What an awesome day!

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Saturday was the 4th. Packed my backpack, hopped on my bike, grabbed some chips and beers and headed to the beach. Oops, backup. My tires were completely flat (need a bike pump) so I had to stop at 7-11 to fill up. After riding a lil ways I also realized its time to get a bike basket. I pretty much crushed all of my dads Fritos with the beers. LOL

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The fam was camped again in the Airstream at ponto so I battled the crazy out-of-town-traffic down the 101 and made it safely to the beach. SHEESH! As I pulled up to ponto the crowds were all nuts. Families were parked in every nook and cranny possible. I've never seen anything like it. A man was pist off at another man and he went over to his big giant beer bellied buddy and they both came over to the other man together. OMG they were fighting over a parking spot! I looked back once then just kept riding. Too intense for me to deal with such anger on a gorgeous sunny holiday weekend. Hope they worked it out.

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Sat under the palapa all day and got some great sun. Went in the water a couple of times and then whipped up some chicken teriyaki kabobs and mom made a rad summer salad! mmmmmmmmmmm - Clouds were comin over so after we bbq'd I hopped back on my bike and rode home. It was too cloudy in Encinitas to see the fireworks but I could hear them over at Aviara. ;-) Killer day!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sunday. Was up at 7. Why? I dunno know. Woke up, it was sunny, I had energy so I rolled with it. Got up, cleaned the house, went to breakfast, then decided to drag my folks all over Oceanside in search of a bike basket. he he FOUND IT!

Now I can ride to the farmers market on Sundays, grab some flowers and fresh fruit and ride back without crashing! Dad got it all set up for me and I was ready for a ride.

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Mom went to grab grandpa Buddy to get him out of the house and I finished doin' some stuff at my place. Around 230 we met up over at a little pub in Leucadia "Uncle Dukes". Grandpa needed some fun so we put some Elvis and Johnny Cash on the jukebox and got gramps a bud and some chips and we had the best time. We even did a little waltz to Folsom Prison Blues. It was so fun to have a lil dance with my 88 year old grandpa. He said he really enjoyed gettin out and asked if we could do that more often. Awe. Lil grandpa.

Welp. That was my weekend. Sun, Fun & Family.

Mission accomplished.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

What a fab weekend for you! I love the basket and wish we could ride to the market together..stinkin' cute. but what's even more stinkier cute is grampa...goodness. He is classic cute..love him!

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