Happy Birthday To Me

A few weeks ago, along with my husband, I celebrated my birthday at one of my favorite places.  My husband surprised me with a trip to the coast.  Here are a few photos of my birthday celebration.

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The direction of the winds changed which affected the migration of the ladybugs.  There were so many along the waters edge.
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At the end of a 2.5 mile hike, we encountered a beach decorated with rock sculptures.
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Sea glass.
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Ready for dinner.
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Swordfish at Cafe Rio, Aptos, CA.
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The end to a beautiful day.

I had a wonderful birthday and look forward to at least forty more!

Schedule Change

Almost two weeks ago, I was notified the Vogue Knitting Destination trip to Koigu Wool Designs was cancelled due to an unfortunate personal circumstance suffered by the Landra family.  I wish Kersti Landra a speedy recovery.

With a last minute change of my schedule…We were able to celebrate my husband’s birthday with an impromptu trip to the coast for a couple of days.  What we witnessed words cannot describe, we were part of something amazing. Due to the warmer waters of El Nino, an abundant food supply exists for the whales, dolphins, sea otters and sea lions, and birds.  I have never experienced such an awesome show of marine life.

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Pelicans, Cormorants, Sea Gulls and diving birds were everywhere.

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Sea Otters and pods of Dolphins cruised by for the  abundant supply of food.

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Of course, the unique and unusual also appeared.

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I’ve taken many pictures over the years, but this candid shot of my husband is one of my favorites.

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The end of a beautiful day on the beach.

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Time for the celebratory Happy Birthday dinner at Cafe Rio.