Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Just do it.... :)

So if you know me, you know I hate to exercise.
Like hate it.
HATE it!!
But I'll tell you what, the weather here in Carp is nothing short
of perfect:)
So I put on my sneakers and headed out.

You see, a short walk on a certain beautiful trail will lead you here- 
the Carpinteria Seal Rookery.
I've been wanting to go have a looky since December, when
they close the beach and the seals start having their pups:)
So today? I said Dorie-

photo cred

I started my walk here. I mean come on!
Is that just breathtaking or what??

While on my walk with me myself and I, 
I did some thinking...
Like why? why? why? didn't I move here sooner??
Like yeeears ago???

On the trail I came upon these adorable ladies
 who were painting the beautiful scene in front of them.
Oh man I wish I could paint....

 Then I got to the Rookery.
I know those look like rocks to you, but trust me
they're harbor seals. And they are adorable!

 I sent this selfie to the hubby to prove that I went, and more
importantly to make him super jealous:)
As of Monday when I went, the pup count was up to 18 I think.
There's a chance I stayed there longer than most, because I was
asked if I wanted to be a volunteer seal watcher.
They are kinda like the police of the place. They keep watch for new pups
and most importantly, make sure that NO ONE or NOTHING 
disturbs the seals. 
Like seriously, they will cut a b**ch if you dare go near them!!

 On my way back I came upon this adorableness...
I'm not sure if the owner was joking but he said I could have it for 20 bucks.
I almost took him up on it...

but politely declined because... well..
I got my own adorableness:)


  1. This post almost made me cry. How beautiful! I live in Kentucky, it's currently 18 degrees and we've had over a foot of snow. I didn't leave my house for 4 days last week. I'm moving to California!!

  2. I had a '65 VDub convertible, Bermudian Blue in the mid-70's. Drove that car until the axels rusted. Good times! Look forward to Tuesdays to see the wonderfulness you always provide.

  3. How kewel.... and to come up on the ladies painting. :)

    Gosh, I LOVE your Bug!!

  4. What a wonderful place to be! Oh, I could sit there for hours!

  5. Oh my gosh, we are in the middle of frigid depressing weather too, so seeing the green grass made me ache for Spring! You are so blessed!! What a beautiful place, and that bike! Wow!

  6. WOW! You do live in a gorgeous place and how fun to see the seals, especially the baby seals. Have a good Tuesday, Dorie! I just recently found your blog and really enjoyed going through it. :)

  7. What a gorgeous walk. Are you going to return there often?

  8. We drove through there last week, high 70's, wearing shorts:) But now I'm back in the tundra that is Georgia today! O.K. it's in the 40's, but it's too cold for me!