Friday, September 23, 2011
Great Day With My Brother And My Friend
“I miss you when I'm sad. I miss you when I'm lonely. But most of all, I miss you when I'm happy”~Anonymous
Linda picked Keith and I up this morning around 9:00 am and we headed up the coast to Carpinteria, CA to hike on the Carpinteria Bluffs. It was really an enjoyable day for me. I actually felt “normal” again and that was such a wonderful feeling. Of course I thought of Ben several times today, but I was thinking that he would be happy to know I was having a good time with my brother and best friend. We parked just ½ block from the ocean and walked through the Carpinteria State Park Camp Ground and found the Bluff Trail. We took some side trails that lead right along the cliffs overlooking the beach and then we walked along the railroad tracks for awhile. There is a seal rookery below the bluffs and we saw several seals in the water, but they never came ashore. On the way back to the car, we walked along the water's edge, picking up shells and checking out the birds and seaweed. Took lots of photographs and a few videos. Stopped by a little “food shack” and had a great lunch. On the way back down the coast, we stopped once again in Ventura and went up to Serra Cross Park to take more photos there. All in all, it was a really nice day.