i'm a beach girl. always have been. always will be. the mountains are okay in my book, but the beach is where it's at.
when i lived in san jose years ago, i discovered half moon bay. i don't even know how really, but it quickly became my most favorite place in all of northern california. when i needed to get away, i drove and spent time there. horseback riding ON the beach- that's where i was at. i loved that place.
living up here has been quite an adjustment. it still is. the weather is the hardest part to get used too, but it's actually been decent lately (knocks on wood). not having the beach around has been really hard. it's not like the coast is far, but it's cold up here- and the coast is even colder. i didn't realize just how difficult not having the beach around me has been until i went to half moon bay on a whim today. i literally cried when i saw the ocean. cried. i was driving, turned to my right- saw the beautiful ocean and the shore and the tears just started falling. i felt parts inside me just come to life. i could barely catch my breath. the beauty of it all just stunned me. i look at the beach and i just feel overjoyed. i want to live there. i want to wake up to that view every single morning. i want to hear those waves crashing every single night. i never feel that way in the mountains. fuck the mountains. i want the beach.
it's so different up here when it comes to the beach. it isn't a way of life, unless you literally live there. in southern california, the beach is a part of everything you do. it's a part of your life. it's a way of life for everyone and anyone, if they want it to be. and it's just not the same up here. granted, it's a hell of a lot colder on the coast here than it is back home- but still. and the beaches are different up here. which is probably why i like half moon bay so much- it's almost the closest thing to home. i miss my southern california beaches. i miss malibu. i miss the lifestyle. i miss going there for lunch and then going home. or watching the sunset and the moonrise over the ocean. i miss taking blake there every other weekend to watch the dolphins play. i just miss the beach. i need the beach. god i just love it.
here are some pics i took with my cell phone today. it was the only camera i had. if any of you have seen "american wedding" you might recognize the first picture. it's the hotel where they got married and stuff towards the end.