Alexis had the day off and wanted to take me on a bit of driving tour for the day. It was a nice relaxing touring day and fun to spend some time with Alexis.
We drove along the ocean at Torrey Pines Natural Preserve, through the towns of Del Mar, Solano Beach and Encinitas. Each town has its own flavor and impressive views of the ocean.
Lunch at Pannikin Cafe was a good stop.
|Cafe is in an old colonial style house|
|Joey is looking at me, Billy is under the table waiting for Alexis to drop something|
|Lots of crumpet choices here ;'-)|
|Small store attached has so many tea (and coffee) choices, it was hard to decide|
After lunch and on the drive home we stopped at the beach to give the dogs a nice salt air walk. It was a cloudy day but they didn't care. We took in some more fresh, salt air for ourselves as we watched several surfers out there riding the waves before continuing our drive home.
The weather forecast at this time is for some probable rain for the remaining days that I am here -- with sun returning on the day I leave! Looks like some relaxing and reading time coming up.