Birthday Beaches

I pulled up to a gas pump off I-80 this morning, somewhere between the Bay Area and Sacramento, and had a funny thought:

“I don’t know where I am, but at least I’m out of there!”

My buddy Betty recently commented on the fact that I had no beach shots. Well, I was just waiting for the Pacific Ocean beaches to have nobody on them but me.

Ok, the Elephant Seals were hanging out, but they live here on this nude beach!


I had my breakfast cereal at Big Sur and Calamari for lunch at Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Then I drove to San Francisco.

I was heading to Grant and Skoge’s place out on Masonic but I missed a critical exit and dropped into downtown at the beginning of rush hour. No problem I thought, if I can find Van Ness I can find Geary and then Masonic. Besides, I survived L.A., I can handle this.

And hour later I had been in the Castro District, up on a big hill via Market Street, all the way along the Embarcadero, with thousands of tourists, through Fishermans Wharf with millions of tourists and I still hadn’t found my streets. Hey, it’s been a long time since I drove this insane town!

I finally got there and Skoge (my friend of 40 years) and I had a great time playing with her I-Pad. So, as to my opening comment, San Francisco was “there”.

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8 Responses to Birthday Beaches

  1. Stephanie says:

    Great Post. Love the pictures of the seals and the calamari. Beautiful beach shots. Glad you had a great Birthday.

  2. Glad to see some beach, but I think I was thinking the ones with people. But must say the seals where interesting. And of course I Never expected you to take pictures of a all nude beach HA HA. I don’t think those seals had cloths on. Kind of looked like the day was a little shady and chilly.

  3. Oh by the way a late HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JIM HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

  4. K-Dawg says:

    July 24th, huh? Well, it won’t be forgotten from here on out. Although, in my defense, I did not know when your birthday was…I’m glad you got some of the infamous calamari!!!

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