the colors of the leaves, tossing a log on the crackling fire, and the tantalizing scents of a Thanksgiving spread. Nevertheless, we Southern Californians try to make the best of things. We go to the beach.
This year I didn't want to spend all day in the kitchen. Instead, we put on our sneakers, headed for Torrey Pines, and joined our youngest daughter, Michelle, her boyfriend, Dave, and the hundreds of others who flocked to the beaches.
Thanksgiving California Style
All those little specks on the beach are people. Further down are the surfers and family picnics. On Thanksgiving, the trails through the hills were full of hikers and joggers. Everyone was working off their guilt over the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. And on some beaches, the more adventurous actually cooked their turkeys on the beach. (That's when you need a deep-fat fryer.)
Michelle and her father
After a wonderful restaurant dinner in Carlsbad, we finished the day watching the sun set in Encinitas. No dirty dishes in the sink. For those of you who couldn't be with us to experience the cloudless blue skys and the ocean, you have an invitation for next year.