“Believe that you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Hello, and Happy Presidents Day to all of you fellow Americans!
How did you all spend your Valentine’s Day? My hubby and I decided to head to the beach to celebrate the occasion. He surfed while I caught up on a few magazines (more specifically, I dreamed up our next vacation while reading Islands, then read a Self issue with Cameron Diaz that has been sitting in my magazine rack for a year and a half), then we had a picnic and watched the sunset.
Noshing on good food with my hubby + perfect weather + a bottle of refreshing riesling + a beautiful sunset = the perfect low-key Valentine’s Day in my book.
Speaking of the beach, lately a bunch of you have asked me about the weather in the San Diego area this time of the year, so I wanted to take a moment to chat about it. Southern California is notorious for being mild and sunny most days. The weather here is different than other areas of the state. For instance, when I lived up in the San Fran Bay Area a bit inland, the weather had much more of a range. While the winter could dip into pretty chilly weather and the summer had many sweltering days in the 90s, in San Diego the temperature hovers around 65-80 degrees year round.
I couldn’t resist striking a yoga pose on the beach during this sunset!
So while it’s winter here, some of the days have been 60 degrees, but lately, it’s been more in the 70s, and we had a couple of days in a row here last week that hit in the 80s – which is why I’ve mentioned being in a bikini and on the beach a couple times lately. Sometimes here we get what’s called a marine layer – thick foggy clouds along the coast. Yesterday I was at the dog beach for about an hour. When we got there, it was perfectly sunny, but all of a sudden, this thick fog moved in, making it feel much chillier and damp. My hubby was surfing, and came out of the water because he said it was freaky and he could barely see in front of him. It happened so suddenly and was one of the craziest beach weather turn arounds that I’ve seen here!
I snapped the above photo when I got to the beach, and you can see the fog about to roll in from the water. A few minutes later, I couldn’t see that land in front of me at all!