This is our last day in La Jolla. Tomorrow will be the first day of our journey back home.
We’ve been eating and bookstore-ing and Whole Foods-ing and beach-ing.
Warwick’s has been in existence for decades and I used to visit this store when we lived here. Seeing it with fresh eyes after having been away, I applaud this independent book shop for its well-curated (yes, I’m using that over-used word) selection of books. They have everything here; many of the books would be impossible to find in a chain bookstore. Displayed beautifully, the books are able to show off and beckon you to pick them up and explore the world between the covers. Warwick’s also has a stationary and office supply/gift shop, as well.
But it’s the books I’m interested in.
We bought a Rand McNally road atlas, a map of California, a couple of spiritual books, Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall (for me) and Al Franken’s new book: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (the title makes me laugh out loud.) That’s for Don, but I’ll read it, as well.
Next time, we’re going to kayak.
So frigging beautiful. And the weather has been glorious. Yesterday was the first day I felt any humidity. That is why I couldn’t live in Florida. Too humid.
Ironically, with no more time left to visit the beach, I bought a bathing suit yesterday. Go figure.
While Don was doing a matinee, I walked to a shopping center nearby that has a Marshall’s, DSW shoes, and a World Market. I found two adorable hand towels at World Market for our bathroom, a bathing suit (sort of 40’s retro style) at Marshall’s and these shoes at DSW:
I couldn’t resist them.
As Don gave a ‘Va-va-voom!’ when he saw me in the bathing suit, I guess I made a good choice. Even though I miss my younger, slimmer body, Don loves my curves. Bless him!
Today, I’m going to do our laundry while Don is at the matinee and then I’ll see Escape to Margaritaville again tonight for the closing performance. Don has had such a terrific time doing this show. He loves the cast. They are wonderful people who are also a lot of fun. I’m so grateful that he’s had this experience.
We’ve decided to drive up the coast of California to San Francisco, where we’ll catch I-80 and travel through Nevada and Utah and Wyoming and Nebraska and Iowa and Illinois and Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. We’re really looking forward to the drive up the coast. I did it with my friend Rick when we first moved out here, but that was 24 years ago! Can’t wait to see it with my sweetheart.