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My Alphabe Thursday theme: Places I've Been

It's  hot right now—99 degrees. Yes, I know, it's hotter somewhere else. But, I'm a baby. Once, I finish this post, I'm going outside to stand in the shade and let the warm breeze cool me down, if that's possible. It being hot, I shall think about being by the ocean. And, in my world, that's the Pacific Ocean. Except for seeing the Atlantic Ocean for two weeks in 1975, the Pacific Ocean is the only ocean I know.


Fortunately, the Pacific Ocean is a 40-minute trip away. When I was a kid, the parents would pack us up and head for the beach in Pacific Grove. Sometimes every weekend. I was told that our family would often meet up with a bunch of Filipino families at the same beach. This was when I was a very young child before I started remembering things. Although I do recall a scene at the ocean of an uncle saying in a very worried voice, "Whose bleeding?" Then someone saying, "Look at Susie's foot."

Monterey, California

Capitola, California

Marina, California

Davenport, California

Santa Cruz, California

Pacific Grove, California

Until later. . . .

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  1. Lovely views of the ocean and beach! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend, too.

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  2. Aren't you the cutie in your puffly little dress and pretty sweater. I
    bet the sand was hard to walk on with those little tiny feet.
    I agree that the shade with a nice breeze is the place to
    be on a hot day. Beaches are too noisy for me but I know
    I'm in a minority.

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    1. I finally noticed that I'm also wearing a pair of pants underneath my dress. lol I generally stay away from popular beaches because of the noise. But, I will brave it if it's the best place to swim.

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  3. I lived by the Atlantic Ocean in Florida for many years, but now the Pacific is my ocean. I try to get there at least once a year (even though it's a long trip for me). It restores my sanity to sit by the ocean.

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  4. Sunset over the ocean - beautiful. I did miss the Pacific side of our continent on our trip.

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    1. I've always lived in California, along or near the Pacific Coast. During hot days, I think how nice it would be to live in Hawaii or some place similar with a warm ocean to swim in.

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  5. my daughter landed on Solomon Islands in the pacific ocean.

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    1. I must go look up Solomon Islands. Right now I think of John Wayne-on-a-Pacific-Island movies.

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  6. hate to break it to you but at my house it was today 92 degr. in the forest (and we had to go to Sa. today for shopping - 102 degr.) Beautiful refreshing pics of the beach! I think we once drove by Santa Cruz. Have a great weekend - hope for all that the heat is gonna break!

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    1. No breeze in the forest? I live near the Pinnacles National Park. It's a bit cooler today, but rather humid. Didn't I hear that we might get some drops from a tropical storm down south?

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  7. This past week we had nice temperatures of 22 C which was wonderful but it is creeping back up. I love these shots and you as a little girl is just so cute. The hubby looks great walking and waving and love that last picture-how beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. The Mama had this photo in her wallet when she still had those old-fashioned wallets where you can put millions of photos. I wonder if she looked at this photo now and then when I was surly teenager to remind her of how good I was once upon a time. lol

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  8. Those are some hot temps...glad you can get to an ocean....lovely shots♪

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  9. Beautiful! I would love to have my toes in that sand for a sunset walk on the beach. It would be a perfect way to end our 40th anniversary today. '-)

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    1. Happy Anniversary, Sarah! Cheers to many more!

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  10. I feel your pain! It's been around 115 for the past few days. I wish I could get up the energy to go to the beach. lol. At least there I could just sit in the water instead of sitting in my house and sweating! lol

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    1. Ouch! Now that's sizzling. I ought not to complain so much.

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