On our second night in CA, we went to Venice Beach. Paul grew up near here and lived on the beach growing up. He was on the Surf Team in high school which basically meant that they went to the beach early in the morning, surfed, called it PE and didn't always make it to school.
Elisabeth on Venice Beach. The Boardwalk could serve as an excellent visual in teaching kids to just say no to drugs. Sad, sad people with broken lives.
Yesterday, we flew up to San Jose to spend ten days with my family in the San Francisco Bay Area. We started off the evening in one of my favorite places- the Palo Alto Baylands.
The boardwalk look out towards the bay.
My mom and Elisabeth walking back towards the nature center.
Herons are nesting this time of year and the trees were full of them.
Swallow's nests at the nature center.
Egrets are also nesting and the trees are full of them.
If you look really closely, you can see stilts and an avocet.
One more egret.
My soul has been thirsty for beauty this year. I am so thankful for seeing all of this last night.