swimming with the fishies

It’s hard to believe that exactly six days ago, we were driving up the southern California coast to the Aquarium of the Pacific. It was a cool 60 degrees, and the fog had burned off by noon. (No matter how many times I visit, it always takes a few days to remember that the morning’s low-hanging and glum mass of coastline clouds are as typical morning fare as coffee and do not signal a day of rain — that they will without exception give way to brilliant afternoon sunshine.) When we left the aquarium, we drove back to Laguna for lunch at Wahoo’s, where I had the shrimp burrito (!), wet (!), aka smothered in a green pepper-cilantro sauce. It is knife-and-fork fare, unappealingly named but delicious, and I crave it on a weekly basis.

Then we went to “The King’s Speech,” which you should go see, right now!, because it is spectacular, and then we had dinner at Mastro’s Ocean Club. Ooh, wasn’t that a good day! As for here and now . . . maybe half a foot of snow on the ground blew in last night. I’d rather think about the Pacific fishies.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Melissa on January 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh – those underwater pix are beautiful!! The seahorse is just so adorable. Any other shots? Any close-up face shots of Mr. seahorse??
    Welcome back to the Midwest, too! Our dogs won’t even go off the front porch to potty!


    • Posted by iowasthinking on January 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks, Aunt Melissa! I took a lot of seahorse shots, but this is the best of the non-blurry bunch. They’re wiggly!


  2. Posted by Ron Harris on January 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    And here you were in Laguna for a whole week and I never got to see you, even for a minute’s hi? Bill said I was going to be in the rotation. Alas and oh well, next time perhaps?


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