Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On A Blanket With My Baby ~ Simple Pleasures

In case you didn't see my previous post, The Man and I have been in the Los Angeles area since Friday and are having a marvelous time. I've been here before but didn't remember how beautiful the landscape is.

On Saturday, we struck out on our own and discovered all sorts of things, including the Santa Monica Pier and, yes, the Pacific Ocean! We have yet to stick our feet in it, but, Lord willing, we plan to do that before we leave.

We didn't actually go to the pier, but we could see it below, from a distance. But what we did do was spread a blanket out on the grassy area and join the others who were doing the same thing. We weren't "under the boardwalk," as the old song goes, but it was a pleasant afternoon in Santa Monica, on a blanket with my baby.



One of the many amazing trees.

That's the pier to the left. It extends out over the Pacific Ocean.

I put a quarter in the telescope and could almost tell who was riding the Ferris wheel.


Have you done something lately that seemed small, but meaningful all at the same time? Those are the kinds of things we celebrate at the Simple Pleasures party, and I'd love to see what you've been up to. If you're new here, the guidelines can be found under the Simple Pleasure tab.





12 comments:

  1. I have a son living out there, Dayle. It is SO beautiful! Enjoy your time away. (Love that telescope picture.)

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  2. Oh, sounds simply wonderful! Thanks for hosting us even when you are on vacation. Have a wonderful time!
    Blessings,
    Gayle from Behind the Gate

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  3. Looks like you both are having a wonderful time, Dayle!
    Did you ride the ferris wheel?
    The view is beautiful!
    Thanks for hosting while you enjoy your lovely break :-)
    blessings..Trish

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  4. Impressive that while on vacation you willingly take the time to host. Thank you hubby for sharing you with us so we can have our party today. Yes, you both look so happy on your blanket enjoying beautiful CA.
    Blessings,
    Lynn

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  5. Now I'll be singing "Under the Boardwalk" all day long. ;)

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  6. ditto, southern gal!!!

    i sure hope you do get to dip your toes in the pacific!! nothing like a little ocean for your soul!!

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  7. love that tree....and the effect of the pic you took through the telescope....glad you guys are enjoying the beach...Stay safe and keep having a ton of fun.

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  8. Love your simple pleasure just to spread out the blanket with the one you love is a wonderful pleasure , adding the scenic view just puts it over the top !!!Thanks for hosting our pleasures each week

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  9. Oh to have a baby to share a blanket with LOL


    Janice

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  10. So sweet of you to host while vacationing. Enjoyed looking at your beautiful pictures. Enjoy this time together. I'm joining in the fun today.

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  11. Just the thought of sitting out somewhere on a blanket with my husband would make me so very happy right now. I'm glad you're have a great time.

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  12. Looks like you are having a great time, enjoy this special time.Thanks for hosting SP.
    Sue

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