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31 Days to Shine: A Gloriously Shiny Day

October 17, 2013

I’m going to tell you a secret about Northern California.

Summer is a terrible time to go to the beach. It’s really hit or miss. Most of the time, our coast is socked in with fog. It’s at least 10 degrees colder at the coast than inland, often more. During a season when all the tourists flock to our coastline, the locals do a rousing business in sweatshirt stands along the beaches.

But fall and spring? It’s glorious. It’s warmer at the beach, not a scrap of fog, and since it only rains about 10 inches a year here, it’s almost always sunny.

Today the kids were out of school, so we did what any sensible Californians would do and we headed west, over the hills, and chilled on a deserted beach.

I think we’ll do it again tomorrow.

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Be shiny today. Don’t just do it for yourself, do it for her. She needs your glow.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2013 9:03 am

    Thank you of reminding me of a glorious summer I spent working in San Francisco many years ago. Your story reminds me of the famous Mark Twain quote, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco”. I vividly remember how easy it was spotting the tourist at Fisherman’s Wharf, they were the ones freezing in t-shirts and shorts.


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