I spent my last day of Spring Break, wondering aimlessly through Seal Beach and enjoying being a Californian. Spent plenty of time hanging out around the pier and taking photos of the area such as this little garden they have by the beach. I remember I was walking around this garden a few years back and this guy was walking his pet turtle there. He used to be here every weekend and I wonder where he went, since he's no longer there.
Surprisingly, there weren't that many people on the beach the day I went. They probably all went to Huntington Beach or Newport Beach, which seem to be the most popular beaches. The nice thing about this pier is that the street it's by is filled with vintage shops plus quaint specialty stores. Also, the food is pretty decent along this street and they have "indie" bars.
I took Hobbes, my dog, with me for a walk along the beach, which was a bad idea, since apparently bringing your dog onto the beach is against the rules according to the lifeguard...So I ended up walking along the residential streets looking at homes and keeping my dog away from all the other dogs, since the veterinarian told me he's "doggy aggressive."
I found this super modern looking home that I like quite a bit. I especially like the driveway and how it's a bunch of rectangular tiles with grass in between. It's a nice contrast between rock and greenery. I would love to see what these homes look like on the inside. If you're into architecture like me, this street has a lot of interesting homes. There's Victorian style homes, beach bungalows, modern houses, and some that have Roman influence with pillars and such.
After a long day of exploring Seal Beach and looking at homes, I decided to go off to Ralph's to buy some snacking basics. I bought some lemon curd in lieu of my normal fruit preserves and jam along with some angel cake. I love spreading jam on this cake for a quick and easy (and surprisingly low calorie, for those of you on a diet) snack. Then I settled in for the night watching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix.
What do you do to unwind?
P.S. Life truly is a beach. I didn't get accepted for the internship I applied for and a friend of mine did not get the job she was applying for, even though we both worked hard for it,