Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I have to face (and confess) it at some point – I am not a very consistent person, as a rule. I know I’m given to spurts of blogginess, but really, it shouldn’t surprise me when a month has gone by and I haven’t blogged a peep. My journals are that way… I have stacks of them in my memory box, but each journal holds about two years in sporatic entries. 🙂 Do you relate? … or are you one of those consistent/disciplined/organized people? If so, kudos to you. I can’t relate to you, but kudos. 😉
Anyway… I wanted to share some fun pics with y’all! Shane and I are on our very first vacation/our 2nd anniversary trip. We both played in Artesia, CA, this past Friday night and then Saturday morning woke up, drove 8 hours up the coast, and ended up in a beautiful little town about two hours north of San Francisco. The drive HERE alone was gorgeous– mountains, ocean, rocks, farms, massive trees lining Hwy 1. (We put Hillsong’s “I Will Exalt You” on repeat for about 45 minutes of that drive. Just seemed to fit.) We have five days to totally unplug (we don’t get cell service here, which is a blessing that we at times have felt like is a curse!), enjoy each other’s company, seek the Lord, and … eat fish caught out of the ocean.
We bought poles at Wal-Mart yesterday on a pit stop, and Shane found a bait and tackle store yesterday to get all the goodies he needed… and this afternoon, with pole, squid-bait (SO smelly, I wanted to gag. Oh wait, I DID gag — and was a complete drama queen about it — which has no effect on Shane now, since I’m dramatic about everything!), and camera in hand… we walked down the road to an amazing cove, Shane climbed some very dangerous rocks (and I’m NOT being dramatic about that!), and in about five minutes, he’d caught a gorgeous Pacific rockfish!!
We hurried back, I drove to the grocery and bought some potatoes/butter (you can’t have fish without those main ingredients, right?), and Shane did the job of gutting and cleaning the fish… we just finished dinner, and let me tell you, there is NOTHING like eating a fish that had been in the ocean just an hour before! When Shane pulled it off the grill, it was falling apart! Sooo good. And so healthy… minus the butter. 🙂
So, I thought I’d post some pictures of our adventure and brag on my husband’s fisherman skills!