Tomorrow May Rain

Not likely in Southern California, but I couldn’t stop myself from following the sun WHEN I SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING OTHER THINGS. Instead I soaked up the morning light and watched the town wake up and dust off the crumbs from the night before. There was a distinctly festive vibe in the air as final preparations were tweaked for the annual Manhattan Beach Open Volley Ball tournament. I hear it’s all in the sweet spot!

Manhattan Beach is located just west of Los Angeles on the Pacific Ocean. Since it’s within commuting distance to Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach has become a popular residence for professional athletes and people in the entertainment industry. It is an upscale community, and includes some of the most expensive real estate in California, which precludes me from ever living there!   Thankfully Manhattan Beach has a “something for everyone feel” with a charming main street, sunswept neighborhoods, and endless reasons to want to be outdoors. It’s where my inner compass directs me when I’m visiting the Los Angeles area.

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    1. Thank you,George, as that is what I would love to do. The most. Write a travel blog. But it seems the only traveling I’m doing these days is carting my kids back and forth to college. On a positive note, taking one to Southern California isn’t so bad! I’ll be a Cali travel writer! You can be my manager πŸ™‚

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  1. It’s so beautiful there! Great shots Elisa. Makes me want to jump into the photo’s and come for a visit. πŸ˜€
    Thanks for sharing. *hugs*

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  2. I have to admid I love rainy weather, probably because I am risen in the north of Scandinavia. I had to live for a while in California and couldn`t stand this sunny weather every day. Actually it made me depressed. But now I am living for more than 30 years at the coast of North Norfolk. That`s the right climate for me. But isn`t sunshine every day very boring?
    Have a great weekend
    Klausbernd

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    1. Yes, I know what you’re referring to. It reminds me of vacations in the Caribbean when we pulled back the darkened hotel curtains every morning to overwhelming sunshine. My husband and I used to joke around with each other and half-shout, “Another day in paradise!” I too love the rainy weather, but I have to admit there’s nothing better than morning sunshine on a spring day in the Southern U.S.

      Take care, and thanks for stopping by. I hope it’s cloudy, cool with gusty winds in North Norfolk today. Actually that sounds refreshing!

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  3. I would ride my bike to this pier regularly. It never, and has never, been taken for granted. I stop and stare. I wonder. I am thankful it is there and then, I ride off. Either north or south. But I always stop.

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  4. And then there’s Redondo, Venice, Santa Monica (let’s not forget Muscle Beach), Newport, Malibu, Huntington, Laguna, and Long Beach beaches…got any great photos of those favorites (of mine at least)? I’m certain, if given the right opportunity, of my being a great “bum” on any of the beaches of Southern California, and I’d start out at Manhattan because of your photos! πŸ™‚

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    1. Southern Cal is rich with beautiful beaches and coastal towns, and you’re RIGHT, I need to diversify! I’m partial to Laguna and Santa Monica, but my daughter seems to keep steering me to MB…not that I mind. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the reblog! I’m so glad you enjoyed!! I apologize for taking so long to respond, I had to take some time away from blogging, but happy to be back.
      Take care,
      Elisa

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