Sunday, December 27, 2009

Seal Beach- December 26

It was a bit cool and overcast today.  I just can't complain, however, after talking with my sister tonight . She lives in Omaha, NE. and they have had four days of snow- many streets have yet to be cleared !  We had an unusual Christmas Day. Prior to going to a movie in Hollywood, we walked the streets in the immediate area surrounding the theater.  A lot of stores, restaurants and clubs were open, as well as a tattoo parlour!  I kept trying to put myself back in St. Louis and contrasting what its streets would  look like at Christmas. Today we drove over to Seal Beach. What a lovely little seaside town, and its parking is free!  As we started to walk out onto the pier we were greeted by the music of the Seal Beach Classic Band.

First time I have seen a piano played in the back of a pick-up truck. We also enjoyed watching the surfers in the ocean.

From there we drove to Naples Island, a community with a definite Mediterranean feel to it as we drove through its streets. So it was not a bit strange when we saw a gondola gliding down the canal of the town. It was tempting to walk the pathway along the canal, but by then  the sun was sinking low in the sky. Christmas lights were coming on in the homes and shops which added even more to the beauty of this island town.

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