Cooking, Travel and just Other Stuff

You have to understand. I come from a line of very crafty people. My sister paints, one niece can knit anything out of a ball of yarn...oh and she paints and wood carves and makes jewelery. The other niece designs things and then sews them and then my great niece...well we will just call her insanely crafty. They all have blogs where they show all of their wonderful things they do. So, that brings me here. I decided I wanted a blog too, but what to write about. I'm not insanely crafty, can't paint, don't wood carve, tried knitting-didn't work....hummm, what do I do? Well, I like to cook and travel and eat, so I thought maybe we can start there. My blog will be about recipes I've made, places I go and restaurants I eat at with a few other things thrown in along the way. I've also heard that writing is good for you brain, so I figure-as I'm getting older now-this could be a good thing. So anyway, if you find my rantings worth commenting over, I'd love to hear from you. If I post a recipe you like, please let me know, other wise you can keep your opinions to yourself. This, after all, is my blog to make myself feel better, to try and compete with my family, because I don't do anything crafty.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Morro Bay......Day 2

My daughter-in-law and I in the blue boat
So I really mean't to have all of the Morro Bay trip blogged already, but I keep getting sidetracked by life. If I'm lucky maybe I will be done by Christmas. Anyway, our second day in Morro Bay was a lot of fun also. Did something I have always wanted to do, but have been afraid to try. Drowning has never appealed to me and after my surgery (someday maybe I'll write a blog on it) I tend to be very cautious around water. But the urge to go kayaking won and I am so glad it did. We had the best time and being on the water in a kayak is amazing. 

The Morro Bay inlet is a wildlife sanctuary. Hundrds of birds, otters, seals and other critters call  this area home. It is so peaceful skimming across the water listening to the sounds around you. There are several places right down on the Embarcadero to rent kayaks from. All of them are about the same price. Really worth doing.
One of the locals
And yes it is safe enough for little ones. Gabby had a great time.

Gabby rode in the kayak with my son and Madisyn. She loved it. Gabby is two and I never felt like she was in any peril. The kayak has a special kid seat in it and with the kid life jacket she was quite safe.

Skimming across the water

We spent the afternoon at the little beach by the breakwater. The kids had a great time.The weather was beautiful as you can tell from the fact we had no jackets on. During the summer our coast in California can be really chilly, especially in the northern part of the state. So to have a day with no jacket is fabulous.
Madisyn and her shadow

The water is also not incredibly warm, but the kids didn't seem to mind. They found critters and let the waves chase them. Fun day.

Gabby spent part of dinner trying to stick a spoon on her nose. She does keep us entertained. Tonight we ate at Dorn's. It has been there as long as we have been going to Morro Bay and the food is quite good. So go if you get the chance.
 It's to bad we didn't have anything beautiful to look at during dinner. Doesn't get any better. An evening with family enjoying the beauty of God's creation. Life is Good.


  1. I'm so glad you got to kayak! It is very safe but I know it still took guts for you to get in that boat. It's great that you had a good time.

    What a beautiful trip!

  2. Love the picture of Jackson and Madisyn!

    Glad you tried the kayaking, it is so much fun.

    Great post.

  3. yeah kayaking! It really is a blast!