Thursday, May 06, 2010

Fort Bragg, California

May 1st was my birthday. So I gave myself a birthday present and took two extra days off from work. My oldest daughter and I drove up to Fort Bragg. (CA) We spent Sat., Sun., and Mon. morning there. We camped. We borrowed my dad's (new to him) 1982 VW Vanagon Westfalia. Talk about road trips!!!
It was fun, relaxing and I got more exercise than I have in a while. We basically looked for places to look at...walked on Glass Beach, which is a long stretch of beach that is literally sea glass tumbled over and over until it is just bigger than regular sand. There are bigger pieces of it too. We are not supposed to take any, so we (ahem) didn't.
We took in an old historic lighthouse. We had to walk a half a mile to get to it. Which meant I walked a mile longer than I normally would. Nice lighthouse.
It was windy the entire time we were there and cold, but it was still more pleasant than working through my birthday!
Today I feel all rested up from my vacation. There's a million and two things to catch up on at work, so I am busy doing that now.
I wish I could tell you I had pictures, but the damned batteries in my camera went dead on me the first day and wouldn't you know, I didn't have spares with me!!!
So typical...


Evansmom said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like a great road trip.

Debbie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It didn't show up on my Facebook! We had one of those vans for years!! I loved it. Many memories :)

Happy Mother's Day to one terrific Mom :) I hope you don't have to work and get big hugs and lots of love from the "kids" LOL

Love & hugs ((hugs))

Debbie said...

Oh & look at that weight loss!! You're doing terrific. Do you have a CURVES out there? I am really enjoying going. Only way I can get exercise. xoxoxoxoxo

Lisa said...

I am soooo happy for you and getting away for a bit. My birthday is next week, the big 50!! May 1st is a wonderful day to be born on, you picked a great day!! hahaha. I think getting away with your daughter, and all the things you got to see, that is one WONDERFUL birthday present to yourself. So proud of you!

Carrie said...

I love roadtrips! Glad you had a relaxing, fun time. And happy belated birthday!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Claudia, Happy belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a fantastic vacation and you are really improving in leaps and bounds! I'm so happy for you!

Coffee Bean said...

Happy Belated Birthday! May 1st is my middle daughter's birthday too!

Sounds like you had a lovely time on your trip. I'm glad you got to do that!