Having been in England since the end of September, 2013, I’ve noticed a trend in the weather. Most days, it looks something like this:
If you couldn’t tell, I was definitely inside drying off when this picture was taken. Cold, rainy, windy and miserable. These are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the past few months. I spent the last 6 years in the desert state of Arizona, so this much rain is completely out of my comfort zone!
So, when I’m feel “meh”, I think back to a few weekends ago when I went to California. We spent the day hiking the beach, eating delicious food and celebrating my sister-in-law’s birthday.
We started the day off on Zuma Beach, just a hop, skip and a drive over the mountains from my aunt and uncle’s house. It was cloudy and a bit cool when we started but nothing compared to the weather I had come from.
After a quick 2 mile walk/hike, we arrived at Paradise Cove, a cute little joint tucked away on the beach in Malibu. Now, when in America, eat like an American! While I should have gone for some eggs, I splurged on some apple pie pancakes and a mimosa.
And what’s a birthday breakfast without an enormous cake to feed everyone?! I think she was a bit surprised, but Happy Birthday Lindsay!
After breakfast, the sun came out and we started our journey back up the beach.
So if you’re experiencing the winter blues in rainy England, snowy Chicago or wherever else has crummy weather, I hope there is a sunny day in your near future.