Saturday, April 17, 2010

Women of Adventure and Spare Time

Heather and I are Women of Adventure and Spare Time so she called me up to see if I wanted to do something fun. She didn't have anything in mind so I gave her a couple of suggestions. One was to go down to San Diego to pick up sailors. It was the obvious choice.

We stopped off in Carlsbad to see the Flower Fields. It's 50 acres of ranunculus. Don't believe me? Behold:


and also

How about two more? Because they're pretty.

They're all planted on a hill overlooking the ocean. It's a bit dreamy.
We were slightly bummed that we missed the Red Hat Lady's Day/Style Show by one day but relieved that we missed the craft fair because while we are Women of Adventure and Spare Time we are also Women on Budgets with Very Few Discretionary Funds Who, Alas, Are Highly Susceptible to Hand-crafted Jewelry.
By the time we left the sun was finally breaking through the clouds and we spent the rest of the day down on Coronado, wandering around the restricted-to-guests areas of the Hotel Del Coronado (I love that Heather is willing the ignore signs with me) and eating ice cream cones on the beach. It was a perfect day, despite our lack of sailors at the end of it


Stephanie said...

Sounds like heaven. Rununculas (sorry for butchering the spelling) are one of my favorite flowers in the world. A whole field of them would make me giddy, too!

The Katzbox said...

We talked about going their virtually every day last week. RATS. I hope the flowers last another week....

Isn't the Hotel Del Coronado the one that is vewy vewy haunted????

Next time, pick up a ghost instead of a sailor. They won't argue with you about the toilet seat being up or down and let's face it, it would take a priest or something to make 'em leave you.

Amanda said...

I bought two ranunculas today. Happy thoughts!

Rach said...

Ooh, pretty!

Heath said...

Such a great day. Thanks for showing me new places. I am going to have to learn my way around down there. On second thought, I'll just find a sailor to drive me around!

PS--While I still want that hat, I thank you for not letting me buy it.