CALIFORNIA 2008

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Ah, here we are.......in Californina. Gee, how can we tell?
Ah, here we are.......in Californina. Gee, how can we tell?
Or is it the view that says California? We are just west of Yuma.
Or is it the view that says California? We are just west of Yuma.
Here's Dick poking in an old gold mine. Nope. Didn't find anything.
Here's Dick poking in an old gold mine. Nope. Didn't find anything.
Especially California.....Imperial Dunes with a canal running right through them. Strange.
Especially California.....Imperial Dunes with a canal running right through them. Strange.
But we didn't linger long in that part of the state....we moved right to....the coast of San Diego. Point Loma.
But we didn't linger long in that part of the state....we moved right to....the coast of San Diego. Point Loma.
And once at the coast....
And once at the coast....
we went poking in the tide pools.
we went poking in the tide pools.
Just me in a cave along the cliffs
Just me in a cave along the cliffs
Dick
Dick
Can you guess what this is??   one of those round holes in the rocks that gathers stuff at high tide. And inside those rocks might be.......
Can you guess what this is?? one of those round holes in the rocks that gathers stuff at high tide. And inside those rocks might be.......
sea anenome
sea anenome
another sea anemone inside one of those holes with little snails keeping it company.
another sea anemone inside one of those holes with little snails keeping it company.
There were lots of them!
There were lots of them!
Large sea anenome up under a rock
Large sea anenome up under a rock
Not sure about these. It almost looks like barnacles on dead sea anenomes??
Not sure about these. It almost looks like barnacles on dead sea anenomes??
Barnacles
Barnacles
sea snail of some sort....with a tiny limpet down at the bottom corner
sea snail of some sort....with a tiny limpet down at the bottom corner
Periwinkle
Periwinkle
Keyhole limpet......it looked like a black balloon with a shell on top of it.  This had to be the neatest find of the day.
Keyhole limpet......it looked like a black balloon with a shell on top of it. This had to be the neatest find of the day.
This sea anenome is out in the tidal area. You can see the results of some current as the parts and the sea weed swirl.
This sea anenome is out in the tidal area. You can see the results of some current as the parts and the sea weed swirl.
and here is more of that red sea whatever plant.
and here is more of that red sea whatever plant.
Not sure, but like the ones we found in Mexico.
Not sure, but like the ones we found in Mexico.
and everywhere, iceplant in full bloom.
and everywhere, iceplant in full bloom.
We met this cactus flower at the zoo.
We met this cactus flower at the zoo.
Dick's girls....the reason SD is even on the list.
Dick's girls....the reason SD is even on the list.
From the left, Susie, son CJ, Nancy, Dick, Debbie and daughter Daniel.
From the left, Susie, son CJ, Nancy, Dick, Debbie and daughter Daniel.
The youngest of the grandchildren, CJ
The youngest of the grandchildren, CJ
Danielle......only granddaughter
Danielle......only granddaughter
CJ and his Grandpa playing pickle ball.
CJ and his Grandpa playing pickle ball.
More pickleball.
More pickleball.