Friday, May 22, 2009


When I went to the coast earlier in the week, I was badly in need of a fun day that didn't involve crafting, blogging, or working. As much as I love crafting and blogging, it sometimes feels like my second job ... and it often feels like it's taken over my life. I've been having a hard time stopping.

Capitola was the perfect destination for a mini-vacation day-- it has many of my favorite things, like pelicans and a long pier and cute shops.

The colorful bungalows were a contrast to the fuzzy gray sky. Some day I'd like to stay in one of those bungalows-- the ocean is just a few steps out the front door.

That's my house at the top of the stairs. At least it is in my dreams. Wouldn't you love to live there? I'd be in great shape from going up and down those stairs every day.

Made a new friend while walking on the pier ....

This is Soquel Creek, which flows to the ocean.

Interesting architecture at Margaritaville, a popular restaurant and bar. While trying to find some info on this mosaic mermaid, I came across an
article about the artist, Terrie Read Kvenild. Terrie was not allowed to take any art classes until she got to college, and once there a professor told her she might as well give up because she had no talent.

Thank goodness she didn't listen.

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It's Memorial Day on Monday, and I'm taking an extra day off to make it a four day weekend. I plan to go back to the beach and do a little hiking, too. I'm going to try and make it an extra-special relaxing weekend so when I return to work I'll feel like I've been on vacation. Hope you have a great weekend, too.


Anonymous said...

Doesn't Capitola look a treat with all those yummy candy coloured houses! And I know what you mean about crafting and blogging it does take over!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What fun houses! I love all the different colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. I second everything Aneela says about candy houses and blogging.
Have a lovely weekend