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Vacation time ! Where in the world are YOU?

Wendy . Blog Published 03 February 2009

It's August. Almost all of you are on vacation. Where are YOU? Are you in China watching the Olympics? Are you in London working on your English? Are you traveling around Europe hearing lots of languages?

Are you happy? I am.

Why ? I'm in California visiting my friends and family. This weekend I'm in the Monterey/Carmel area, just a couple of hours south of San Francisco. I spent the afternoon strolling on the beach, making footprints in the sand, wading in the water as i contemplated the seaweed and kelp that had washed up on the shore and gazed at the sea gulls and pelicans soaring overhead. Ah, life is good.

4 people approached, obviously about to touch the Pacific for the first time. They were fully clothed but bare-foot as we all were. A big wave came in. Suddenly they shouted a lot of loud graphic Spanish ,
" Jo...! Co.." That was their very loud opinion of the temperature of the Pacific Ocean. Yes, the water here is cold, freezing COLD !

YOU should come to California and try it. No, this is NOT the Mediterranean and it doesn't feel like it's August either.

When you come to California, spend a day or two at Carmel and Monterey and learn about the Spaniards who explored the area and started settlements here. Maybe you could even take a graduate course at the Monterey Institute of International Studies or do research about sea life at the Monterey aquarium.

Ah, summertime !

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Comments (2)
Megan (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Get off the beach and get back to work, Wendy!!

David (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I went to Scotland... again.

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