On the second day of my friend Rachel's meetings with the horse people, I walked around Santa Cruz and started my day having breakfast on The Wharf at Gilda's, watching pelicans and sea lions and breathing in the ocean air.
This day was such a treat. That evening Rachel and I even went back to The Wharf to have a mexican seafood dinner at Olitas. It's amazing you can still get a reasonable meal right on the water! Hard to pass up.
I grew up near the ocean (in Ventura) and though I still live in Southern California, I miss the water ... the smell and the sounds especially. It's funny, sometimes I have to remind myself of the things that make me happy, like the ocean and the trees, bubble baths and chocolate and to not let so much time pass before I seek them out ... and enJOY. (Actually, I am pretty good about the chocolate.)
Santa Cruz Wharf, Spring 2010
Shot from my booth at Gilda's diner at Breakfast
How cute is this sea lion!?
Rachel at Olita's
What would make you happy?
Ask yourself often.
Think about your answer.
You may well find that the answer
is within reach.