Monday, August 16, 2010

Coldest winter ever spent

Mark Twain once quoted: "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." And I can certainly understand where he was coming from. A native coastal California girl, I grew up here in Half Moon Bay. Familiar with the famous San Francisco summer chill and fog. I can almost predict what time of day the sun will "appear" and the fog will roll out and when it will return. Boy has this summer been a cool one. Parents I know all over the peninsula are on the search for some heat and sun. Even the usual hot spots like Redwood City and Palo Alto have had some cool days this summer.

Many families are taking off into the mountains. So many of my friends have had lovely vacations in Tahoe and all over the Sierras. We spent a week at Mount Hermon Family Camp in the hills above Santa Cruz and while the sun would come out, I was glad to have brought our fleece jackets. I'm from Half Moon Bay, we don't go anywhere without our fleece jackets:)

So while this summer comes to a close (many schools are starting next week), I am looking forward to our famously beautiful fall weather here on the peninsula. While the smell of the cold foggy air is so refreshing, the sunny crisp fall air is something to look forward to.

I'm going to close this blog with this article that I thought was interesting. I don'y have teenagers yet but enjoy learning and looking forward to the challenge of parenting teens. I hear it's tougher than when they are little. Phew, I'm gearing up for a shift in


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