The Best Beach

Dear Jasper and Kestrel,

Monterey Harbor

We got to spend a perfect afternoon on our trip south. We borrowed Uncle David’s Tesla and drove to Monterey. We walked around the town, had some Jamba Juice, and gawked like the tourists we are at the sailboats and incredibly beautiful Monterey Bay.

Tide pools

This piece of coastline is so lovely, people come from all over the world to see it! It is one of the few things I have really missed in our move to Portland.

“Why do birds always sit on white rocks?”

Someone I have missed is my dear friend Donald. We met in French class many years ago and have been in each other’s lives since. I know I am richer for it.

Donald says Hi, y’all

Grandpa Nelson and I drove along the coast and met up with Donald at The Fishwife, a seafood restaurant just off Asilomar Beach. This was the first time these two of my favorite fellows had met, so they had lots to talk about. Alexander Dumas and Teslas and politics…. what a joy!

My fellas, talking up a storm

After we ate delicious food, we walked down to the beach and enjoyed the cool breeze, soft sand and really chilly Monterey Bay waters. Donald, like us, loves watching other people’s dogs.

People, plus dogs, plus beach, equals happy!

Being on the beach was so refreshing and bright, breezy and clear, I felt really alive. My body and soul were singing, and my eyes were full.

Takes my breath away every time

All the sights and sounds, large and small, have fed my heart and filled me up.

Tiny, indigenous sandwort

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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