Project Life: Week 43 and Monterey

Project LifeThank you all so much for your sweet comments this week and your well wishes. It has been marvelous to have you on my side against the Accursed Cold of 2013! Although the cavalry and field units are urging me to remain cautiously optimistic, I proclaim, “We have vanquished the enemy!” As evidenced by the fact that I went out into the world twice today and suffered no ill effects. Ah, it was glorious. Thank you also for putting up with my cold-induced misery this week. Real life is always worth recording, but the stuff of great narrative (or mental capacity at all, for that matter), it is not. In any case, we soldier on! Or back in time, as it were. I made these pages before the cold had felled me entirely, and they were a lot of fun.

Project LifeI love capturing road trips and travel in my scrapbook because I get to use lots of maps. No surprise there. This week we were in Monterey for a conference for Eric. Have I mentioned before that I love tagging along on these things? I think I have a black belt in it.

Project LifeSigh, it was beautiful. So many shades of blue in the ocean.

Project LifeOne of the most special things we were able to do was to visit Point Lobos again. It’s an amazing stretch of coastline, and Eric and I went there for the first time two years ago, when my brother got married in Carmel. This time we were able to take Steve and Shane. Even better.

Project LifeBased on the weather that time, I thought it was going to be freezing, and I warned everyone accordingly. And then it was as balmy as a summer day can get by the sea. Haha.

Project LifeThe other major event of the week was my trip to the Monterey Aquarium. I almost didn’t go because it was so expensive, but it was so worth it. It was like walking into the “under the sea” book of the Magic Schoolbus series. So many bright colors and unbelievable creatures.

Project LifeI’ve been experimenting a bit with writing and using stamps and stickers on photos. This was the only possible thing to say on this one.

Project LifeA few local charms, and the best beer from the brewery.

Project LifeWe were staying right smack in the middle of the historic district, which made fun pictures like this one possible. Ha!

Project LifeThis gorgeous eel popped out to say hi. I’d like to paint a picture of him, celebrating every single one of those satiny black spots.

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