Monday, February 21, 2011
What's your favorite place to visit in the whole world?
My two favorites are Yosemite and this place.
It's called St. Malo, and it's in Southern California.
Here's the view from across the street.
And here's the house itself, as seen from the shore.
There are about 40 beach cottages in St. Malo.
(I use the term "cottage" loosely.)
Some of these places are pretty big.
The private beach doubles as a side yard...
complete with lifeguard station
and (in the summer) a cute lifeguard.
not that I notice stuff like that
Oh, and don't forget the volleyball court!
This is the backyard fence as seen from the inside.
And this is the view from the patio.
Yep, that blue stuff is indeed the ocean.
This funny old tree really adds to the charm.
As does this seascape right outside the front window.
The back patio is not too shabby either.
I'm fond of the little brick pathways around the yard.
Ready to go in? Welcome to my friend's cool cottage.
(She'd be my friend without the cottage, too.)
But it's a really good perk.
this is the cabana
Look behind you after you walk in.
Or to the side and through this little window on the sea.
(I look ahead and thank my lucky stars to be here.)
How's about a warm fire on a cold, beachy day?
Check out all the windows. Waves on every side.
You can hear them crashing...
even with the windows closed.
But I like to open them best.
Isn't the tile work on this fireplace cool?
(Yet another window I love to cast my dreamy eyes upon.)
See what I mean?
the pictures don't do it justice
This is the best blogging table.
Don't you love the tiled hutch?
And yet another angle on the ocean?
I think I told you I see porpoises here every day.
you don't have to look for long
From this window.
Or this one.
there's plenty to go around
Getting hungry yet? The kitchen awaits you.
And the cook really knows what she's doing in there!
Hubby likes to read with the sunset behind him.
When he's not standing in front of it, that is.
but we do, today
Thanks, guys. As always, we had the best time ever!