Well, I was supposed to babysit again today…

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But our friend, Joey, who is Olivia’s dad, and a friend of my wife’s from grade school days, decided to… uh… ‘take a sick day’…

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Yeah, I’m sorry if you live where it is snowing outside…

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I mean, I’m really sorry…

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Because it was like 85 degrees at the beach in San Diego today… Hey, don’t I look sorry?

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I always like doing stuff with Joey and Olivia… a lot of people assume we are a gay couple… that cracks me up…

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Okay, so it wasn’t exactly babysitting… but it wasn’t a bad way to spend the day.

 

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The real Cruz and Trump…

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Working together to spread evil… at least until it suits them to turn on each other… because that is how evil works…

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A romantic sunrise walk with my wife…

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I love that picture…

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The world was coming alive around us.

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That big cruise ship was still making its way into the port of San Diego.

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I actually took a few pictures of the waves crashing on the rocks…

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You know… trying to get that one perfect shot…

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I guess, after the picture I started the post with, the one I like the most, I didn’t really need to share all the rest…

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But I hate to waste a perfectly good photograph.

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Now, usually, when you are right on a beach on the Pacific Ocean, you have to walk quite a ways in order to see the sun rise over water… but we were on Coronado Island… which is, technically, an isthmus…

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So we just had to walk back past the Hotel Del Coronado…

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And across the strand to get to the harbor in San Diego bay…

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There really is nothing quite like the reflection of boats on still water when the light is just right…

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I love boats… have I mentioned that?

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And there it is… the money shot… the sun peaking up over the mountains in Tijuana, Mexico.

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And there is the famous Coronado bridge.

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There was a cool statue of a guy doing a handstand on the roof of a building…

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I do love me some whimsical art.

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And then my wife and I went back over to the beach… on our way to the awesome breakfast buffet at the Hotel Del…

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And we sat on a rock and watched the sunlight dance on the waves…

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Uh…

According to WordPress and their always mystifying stats page, yesterday I had 118 views… but only three visitors… so… somebody was really busy looking at a lot of old posts, I guess???

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Well of course I got up early to take pictures of sunrises for you too… don’t I always, when I go somewhere interesting?

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Okay, technically, that picture is jumping ahead a little … It was taken when my wife and I went on a romantic early morning walk on Saturday morning to watch the sun come up, and the rest of the pictures in this post actually happened before that, when I got up super early, and didn’t want to wake her up yet…

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I mean, she wanted me to wake her up at a certain time to see the sunrise, and I tend to wake up really early…

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So I went down and took these pre-dawn-warm-up pictures…

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You know, before I went back and woke her up…

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There is a stillness at that time of the day that you can’t find at any other time.

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You feel like you are watching the world come awake…

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When I went back to the room to wake her up, I spotted this cruise ship from the balcony, coming into the port of San Diego…

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I was wondering how many people on the ship had bothered to get up early to watch the sunrise.

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And I was still wondering that when we went down to the beach to start our romantic walk… which I will tell you about in a few minutes…

 

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And now, a bunch of random photos of the view from the balcony of that fancy hotel my wife and I stayed at… including some really awesome sunsets… even though I’m still not ready to tell you why we stayed there…

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Spending the day with me… from a kid’s point of view… the final chapter…

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Hey, as long as I am already balancing on your knees… do that thing where you open them apart, and then grab me right as I start to slide through the gap… I love that thing…

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Yeah… I’m totally ready… do it…

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You know, it would be a lot easier for you to read to me…

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If you didn’t always have the camera in your other hand… just sayin’…

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Okay… seriously… dude… you wore me out…

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I think it’s nap time…

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No… I have no idea why I can only fall asleep when I cross my legs and stick them up in the air, cover my face with a blanket, and clap my hands… don’t judge me…

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You’re just the babysitter…

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