Monday, July 25, 2016

The Morro Bay Sand Spit

Earlier this month my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a trip to the California's Central Coast. Our anniversary was actually last month, but we were very busy with our third-oldest son's wedding.

During our trip to the coast, we went to Morro Bay and kayaked in the Morro Bay Estuary. We paddled around a bit and then headed to the Morro Bay Sand Spit that separates the bay from the Pacific Ocean.

Kayaking Selfie

We parked the kayak on the sand and walked from the bay side of the dunes to the Pacific Ocean side.

This Google Map shows Morro Bay, the Estuary and the sand spit where we went. We rented our kayak from Kayak Horizons in Morro Bay. That red star on the map shows approximately where the shop is located. The blue arrow is pointing to the spot where we parked the kayak and the red arrow is the beach area of the sand spit where we ended up.

See that yellow double kayak on the left in the photo below? That's the one we rented from Kayak Horizons. We parked it there and then walked over the dunes to the Pacific Ocean side of the sand spit.

There's a roped-off path leading to the beach on the Pacific Ocean side of the sand spit.

That's my husband up ahead of me.

And there he is at the shoreline.

This stretch of beach is so pretty and quite secluded. We were the only people here at the time we visited. This isn't the first time we've been here. We've come here with our kids in the past.

My husband and I enjoyed walking along the beach, getting our feet wet, and picking up sea shells.

While we were enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean, I recorded a short video using my cell phone. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Home Improvements ~ Our Fireplace Remodel Is Finished

Hurray! Our fireplace remodel is done. This last Saturday, my husband painted the mantel. He made the mantel himself earlier this month. What a talented guy!

Here are a few pics of the process.

One of our friends let us borrow some of his tools. Thank you so much!

Here it is with the crown molding installed.

And here's what our fireplace mantel looks like now that it's been painted.

Here's a little bit of a side view so you can get a better view of the crown molding on the mantel.

Since our home improvement projects began a few months ago, we've had new carpet installed throughout our home, new tile installed in the entry hall, new flooring installed in the kitchen and dining room, and our fireplace has been remodeled. It's been a busy few months, but it's been so worth it.

I haven't shared photos of the new flooring in our kitchen and dining room here on my blog yet. I'll do that in a future post.

Thanks for stopping by!


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