So... you remember my Photo Walk commitment I made at the beginning of the year?
I said I was going to take a photo walk every week.
I am on week 14. I am pretty sure a whole lot more than 14 weeks have gone by since January one. Excuses? Lamo camera until recently, lots of trips to the beach and I seriously can only take so many pictures of my boys in wetsuits, a plethora of sewing projects (I will post about that soon) and lots of homeschool goodness. But really, I think the biggest reason I have fallen behind on my walks, is I just need to get out more. To different places, that is. I am out plenty. I just frequent the same spots. A creature of habit, I suppose. When I go to Palomar for lunch, I always get the chicken taquitos. When I go to The Whole Enchilada, I always get the chili relleno stuffed with artichoke hearts - yum. And a margarita. When we go for a walk, it's always the same path through the neighborhood then back by the beach. Yep. My husband is my soul mate in creature of habit-ness! Bike rides and going for a run...predictable. Somehow cleaning house and getting dinner made have escaped this list of predictibilities, though. Snap.
Well, it's summer.
Time for a personal challenge, don't you think?
Time to occasionally take a different path (I hear that is good for the brain).
Do some exploring.
And maybe even change the cleaning & dinner habit (That is definately a good thing)...
Today was a first. I finally did something I have wanted to do for a long time. I went to the Alameda Flea Market! with my dear friend. If you ever make it to the Alameda Flea, doing it with a friend is a must. A friend with a U-haul and lots of money would be even better. To make up for all the weeks without Photo Walks, here is a substantial amount of pictures.
And, as my kids said when I showed them the pictures, some were " creepy":
A french guy made these amazing crepes.
Sweet crepes with strawberries and nutella
Savory buckwheat crepes with brie, pesto, and tomatoes.
I think the crepes alone were worth the trip.
My friend, Annie, and I had a great time. And we were back with our families by lunchtime.
We weren't hungry :)
I will show you my newfound treasures soon.