Vacations are great and so glad we took one before our family of two becomes three. However, I must confess that I hate being away from my machine for so long. After checking the TSA site and finding out sewing machines can fly in the cabin, my decision was easy. Yes, my machine will travel to SF (San Francisco) and hubby rolled his eyes.
The plan for the trip was to visit as many breweries as possible in the area. Not tons of fun for me right now. Normally, I would have been all over it. I needed something to do when we were decompressing and watching football or not out enjoying sights.
My brother-in-law has ordered many custom quilts for me, so it was fun to show him how I make one. For this quilt I am doing a play off the Mod-Mosaic from Oh Fransson! I fell in love with this pattern a few months ago. I think it’s a great way to really use up some scraps and just play.
When traveling, doing all the touristy things is not my style. For this trip we were either going to go whale watching or to see the Elephant Seals during their mating season. Being on a boat in ocean with waves, was probably not the best idea. Seeing the seals had a 3 mile walk with it. Worth EVERY step. Those looking to get out on the ocean to get up close and personal with the California gray whale may be interested in a whale watching california excursion which departs from Newport Beach.
These animals are massive. When they come onshore they are there to unwind and mate for a month, that’s it. On the guided tours you get to walk right by them, well 25 feet right by them. They are large and can move quickly, especially if a battle is happening. I’m good not getting ran over by 3,000 pounds of a ticked off male seal.
Look at this amazing view while we were out hiking.
Okay we did one cheesy touristy thing. Couldn’t resist after winding down Lombard St. Recognize these lovely houses? If your watched TGIF in the 80’s and 90’s you should. It’s the opening shot to Full House.