St. Valentine and San Clemente

San Clemente

As beneficiaries of my parent’s generosity and hospitality, Anna and I are spending a couple of nights on the lovely South Coast of California. We drove to San Clemente today arriving in time for a nice dinner and a walk on the San Clemente pier at sunset. We’re staying in a cozy little studio about a mile from the beach. Significant doses of sand, sun, and salty sea air are on the agenda.

We drove through thick, soupy fog as we left Oakland at about 8:30 on St. Valentine’s morning. The Temperature topped out at about 80 degrees as we were driving down Interstate 5. Not bad for mid February. There was snow on the tops of the hills above the Grapevine, but the sky was clear, and as we dropped down into the LA basin we both noted the absence of significant smog.

We’re looking forward to spending some time with Anna’s cousin Chuck and his wife Tipper and their daughter Pearl on Wednesday. We’ll have dinner with them and then trot to a San Diego club to hear Chuck’s band.

Nothing finer than a short vacation with my baby.


Sunday February 14, 2010 — Mark —