My cousin took me to Point Lobos and everything was so pretty there. Even with just my phone's camera, these photos came out decent because it's just gorgeous out there.
These are whale bones outside of the Whalers Cabin Museum. There was a lot of neat stuff inside this little museum and it has a really interesting history. Click here for more on that.
I had a lot of fun looking at tide pools. My cousins have always taken me to look at tide pools growing up and I've always been fascinated by them. They're completely different worlds! This time I had a weird fascination with all the crabs I saw. Then we came across this pool with all these sea urchins in it!
Now I can't get the idea out of my head that I'm going to start using watercolors. I had been thinking about it a lot, and visiting this place got me thinking about it again. We'll see if that ever comes to fruition.
I also think I may have gotten exposed to poison oak.. (worth it).
My friends got married in Monterey this weekend and while I was there, I got to hang with my cousins! They are awesome and it was a good reminder that I should get down there more often. Here are a few snapshots.
The prettiest moon and sky as I was driving into town. This isn't a great photo and probably was not the safest to take (my b). The moon was almost full, and the sky looked like sherbet. What you can't see is how the sky turns from pink/orange/purple to green/blue purple as you pan across the sky, and how the bank of fog comes creeping in from below.
My cousin has all the best dishware. Glasses, teacups, saucers, etc. It's all amazing!
I moonlight as a candid dog photographer. Look at how cute these pooches are!
This is Ralphie. I dressed him in my clothes and cuddled the crap out of him. We bonded.
Notable mentions from this weekend: going to the aquarium and discovering that I am obsessed with Flamboyant Cuttlefish (click for vid to see how neat they are), breakfast consisting of the best swedish pancakes, crazy delish Indian buffet, Point Lobos (pics coming soon), and making ridiculous burgers. I realize that 3 out of 5 of those things are food-related, but I've come to a point where I've just accepted that I am a food-motivated creature.
Actually, let me take a moment to talk about this burger:
Cheese, bacon, grilled onions, avocado, homegrown lettuce, banana peppers & a fried egg to top it all off.
Not sure what else I can say after that, so I'll just end here.