Sunday, December 29, 2013

It's a Wrap . . .

We're back to sunny dry Arizona.   It's time for a New Year!  Here's some leftovers from the Christmas trip.



Big girls in jammies -- Christmas afternoon, 4:30 p.m.  Hmmmmm.


Oh, he looks friendly, but don't let him fool you.  He may pose for photos, but he's not happy about it.  (I zoomed.)  The man at the shop next door told me Pete Pelican has a cellphone fetish.  Last week, a man got too close with his new iPhone.  This pelican, who always sits in the same spot posing for photos, reached out with that big beak, nabbed the device, and dropped it over the edge into the blue Pacific.  Wonder if the guy's insurance replaced the phone?  A pelican stole my new iPhone 5.  


Needless to say, we never got in the pool.  The sign freaked us out.  A California friend did inform me that it's the law.  Public and HOA pools must post these friendly signs.  The posh beach hotel in San Diego must have been exempt.  (And that's a good thing.)


Low rider parade.


This photo just struck us as -- squirrelly?  When we first saw this thing, Craig said -- it's a marmot!  Uhhhhhh -- what looks like a huge fat squirrel and hangs around in a marina?  According to this article, it may be a bold fat ground squirrel.


I posted this photo on Instagram and some people immediately asked if this was Craig.  Yes, we went to California so he could get back on a bike, carry a heavy surfboard, and learn to surf.  That big plate in his right shoulder gives him Superman powers.


Not sure why this photo cracks me up.  Maybe it's because this thing has four wheels, appears to be stable, and everyone but the blonde is wearing helmets?  With the way our luck's been running, maybe Craig and I need to wear those in the car!


We're back to the desert.  It'll be awhile before we see more of these type of sunsets. Southern California, while it's lovely, was not an adequate substitute for a month on Isla Mujeres.  We had fun, enjoyed the sound of the waves for a little bit, but that little taste of the sea left me wanting. 

Maybe next week's x-ray will give us a clue as to how long we're grounded.  Oh well, there are worse things.  It's supposed to be 60-something here today and very sunny.  Life is good!


11 comments:

Babs said...

A beach in the USA versus a beach in Mexico. The only thing they have in common is water. They SURELY don't have the same ambiance.....or GREAT, fresh pina coladas.

I think I'm off to the beach next week for a month. Life is rough.

Life's a Beach! said...

Can't wait to hear which beach Babs! Pina coladas. Yum!

Kay said...

I think your squirrel is a California Ground Squirrel, eater of our tomatoes and consumer of humongous amounts of birdseed. http://plantagarden-itllgrowonyou.blogspot.com/2012/01/prime-suspect.html. Glad you were enjoying our San Diego weather while we were freezing in Indiana.

Life's a Beach! said...

Kay, those ground squirrels are huge! They're living the good life in California! Great to hear from you again. Freezing in Indiana doesn't sound like fun. We hope to delay any Kansas trips until late March. Brrrrrrrrrr.

Anonymous said...

We are missing you in IM. Its been very warm and I think I got a little sunburn today without meaning to. Lots of good beach time but a few showers last week. I'll have a Pina for you! But wish you were here. Hope Craig is mending quickly so you can get back here ASAP. Helen

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks Helen! Unfortunately, it's going to be quite awhile before we get back. Ugh! Another surgery and recovery to go. We're experiencing a tropical vacay drought.

Dee D said...

Hi, I'm just amazed at the weather where you are. I live in Pennsylvania and yesterday it was -3 degrees with snow and ice on the ground...lol. Happy New Year!

drgeo said...

Poor Craig, still walking wounded. For his next surgery perhaps it would be smart to show the doctor a photo of a young Paul Newman and explain that is what Craig used to look like.

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks Dee!

drgeo, I'll give that a try. The next surgery actually sounds easy compared to the first. We saw the surgeon Monday and it'll take 30 minutes to pull out the plate (but he won't do that until late February or March).

Life's a Beach! said...

Dee, I'm amazed at your weather! Try to keep warm!

Life's a Beach! said...

Dee, I'm amazed at your weather! Try to keep warm!