Happy Thanksgiving 2015. This year is a bit different. We normally gather at John’s sister’s house, but she and her hubby had other plans for this Thanksgiving. Since I didn’t have a Nia class this morning, I had an idea about breakfast and the beach. There was a place in Santa Cruz that I wanted to try for breakfast but I called the day before and they said they would be closed on Thanksgiving. My hubby found two places in Capitola that seemed like they would be good. But but the time I got his text regarding the places, both were closed. Only one had a website that I could find, so I took a chance and sent an e-mail asking if they would be open. The e-mail was answered with a yes. So my hubby and I went to Avenue Cafe for breakfast. It was super yummy. John got Eggs Benedict because he loves it. If we go to breakfast and the restaurant serves it, that is what he will get. I got a Florentine Scramble. It was very good. I am looking forward to having the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow. It was a great morning in Capitola.
Some of you may be familiar with beach towns and the heat and the crowd. Well, usually Capitola is very crowded. Parking is almost impossible to find. But today, parking was Free! The meters were covered with plastic coated canvas “bags” that said, “Seasons Greetings – 3 hour free parking”. I thought to take a picture but I knew that I would have many other pictures I would rather post, so I didn’t. But it is very cool to have the gift of free parking! Yay! And there actually was parking when we arrived. We got to the shore about 11:15.
First we sat on a bench and enjoyed the ocean. Then we walked. We walked to one end and back, then to the other end and back. Then almost back to the other end. We did a bit of retracing of steps.
The weather was gorgeous and the crowds were non-existent.
I was taking pictures . . . . as usual . . . not being able to actually see what I was capturing. It is just so bright out there, I can’t really see. Twice I thought I was taking a picture and I was taking a video. On our way home, I glanced at the pictures quickly to see if I had any I could use for a post. I laughed because it was just so beautiful it didn’t really matter that I couldn’t really see, anywhere I pointed my camera or phone, I got a great shot. Ok, not all of them are great, but most of them. When I was trying to get us in the shot . . . no, but just the ocean . . . yeah.
I even got a couple with the sun reflecting nicely in the shot.
We are now waiting for the roast to be done so we can have dinner.
So here was our Thanksgiving morning. I hope you enjoy looking at the beautiful Pacific Ocean. We enjoyed it. I also hope you had a great day — a Happy Thanksgiving if that is your custom or just a great Thursday.
What did you do?