Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Monday!

I AM SO THRILLED TO BE STAYING HOME TODAY!!

Yes, I do have a couple of errands to run. BUT spending 6.5 hours a day, Monday through Friday, for four weeks straight in La Jolla while Child #3 learned Spanish at summer school, taught me an important lesson: I'm somewhat of a homebody! Who knew?

Before I post a few photos of a nice beach in, of course, La Jolla, here's a quick reminder about the great fundraiser auction fellow Random House author Carrie Harris has going. ALL the money goes to the library at the University of Michigan's children's hospital. The library gives books to all the inpatients! Here's a link to the over 80 items up for auction. Everything is a really good deal!

Here's a link to naming the character in my current work-in-progress. Blogger AbaGayle asked for details about the character. Well...it's pretty wide open! The book is a young adult mystery with a 16 year-old female psychic detective. Characters to be named include high school students (some nice, some not), the sister of the victim, a boss in a burger joint. I'll use the winner's choice of name + a personality detail or two. This auction item closes today, Monday, July 25 @ 4pm EST, which is just around the corner!

And onto the beach....

Marine Street Beach (thank you google photos for this picture)

As you can imagine, some of our beaches here in San Diego County are super crowded at this time of year. As in towel-room only. However, there is a really cute, sandy beach, albeit unlifeguarded, that is not crowded: Marine Street Beach in La Jolla. This beach is located at the foot of, you guessed it, Marine Street, about 4 blocks west of La Jolla Boulevard.

Friend + Child #4 at Marine Street Beach (Thank you blackberry for this photo.)

We saw several small crabs, a sea anenome, and a seal. The boogie and body surfilng is good here. As is the wave chasing. According to a local yokel, there can be a lot of seaweed on this beach, which attracts flies. This was not a problem the day we went.

We'll be returning later this summer to the Marine Street Beach, armed with our picnic lunch, sand toys and boogie boards! If you see us, come over and say hi!

Please pop over to the official My Town Monday blog for links to more posts about little corners of the world.

4 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That looks like a great beach!

Charles Gramlich said...

I know I'm a home body something fierce!

Caryn Caldwell said...

That looks like so much fun! We have some gorgeous scenery here, but I do wish we had a beach.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Marine Street Beach. Oh, how I miss it.