Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I'm dreaming of a white-sand Christmas

My parents now live in San Diego county, in a small beachfront town. I can't tell you how awesome it is to spend an afternoon in late December walking barefoot through the surf with the sand pipers and the pelicans while the surfers leap waves and the Marine Corps helicopters swoop overhead.

I see your white Christmas, and I raise you.

8 comments:

FLG said...

The In-laws live in sd county, so I spend roughly every other Xmas there it's very nice.merry Christmas

V said...

jealous, jealous, jealous!!!!

6c9a538a-2c4d-11e1-9a9c-000f20980440 said...

Great to hear you're in town for Christmas, Flavia. I live near one of the Coaster stations in Carlsbad and am a frequent reader of your blog. Hope you enjoy your stay--it would be a treat to meet you on one of your trips here if you have time for a coffee or gelato. I promise I won't blow your cover! :-). I won't be in Seattle but hope to make it to Boston next year for MLA.
Best wishes,
Natori Moore

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

God DAMN but I want to go HOME!

It's not even white here. It's grey & drizzly like Seattle. I'd rather have snow than what we have now.

But I'm so glad to hear you appreciate your white-sand Christmas!

Dr. Koshary said...

Ah, why don't you blow it out — ahem, I mean, I hope you have a lovely vacation out at the beach!

Historiann said...

Merry Christmas from the other coast! I am envious.

What Now? said...

D and I spent our Christmas north of there, and not near the beach, but still in the land of warm days and lovely sun. I'd forgotten how fabulous it is to live where the weather is almost always wonderful -- very seductive!

Flavia said...

Thanks, all! It was a great week, featuring lots of booze (my brother drove half his liquor supply down from the Bay area, and in our affection for a good cocktail we're clearly related), lots of lazing about, and crazy things like me running a couple of miles barefoot on the beach on three separate occasions. As I noted on Facebook, I might be a totally different person if I lived there full time. Like a person with a tan.

(And Natori: sorry, but somehow I never got an email notification of your comment--and I wasn't visiting my own blog during vacation. But thanks for your note; maybe next trip or next MLA!)