We have been spending this weekend in the lovely community of Seal Beach, just south of Long Beach, Ca.
|The Maven and the cute seal statue that welcomes visitors to the Seal Beach pier.|
Here's a view of the pier and some feathered friends we met along the walk down this substantial structure:
Just walking around the residential streets of Seal Beach is such a treat. Each home is unique and the owners obviously take great pride in keeping their community clean and beautiful. Here is a sampling of some of the homes we saw on a couple of strolls.
And the gardening skills are to be admired during these walks as well:
And this crazy grass!!
Saturday we headed up towards Huntington Beach to check out the dog beach we heard they had there. It was such a wonderful long stretch of beach for the canine crew and our Stanley the Greyhound could really stretch his long legs out there. Please view Stan Cam if you are interested in seeing his joy at running in the sand. It's a little choppy, but fun to watch.
After we tired Stanley out we started heading towards Old Town Orange, where a blogging friend has an incredible store, Country Roads Antiques, which you can see in more detail by looking at her blog here.
I finally got to see the lovely gardens that are behind the store that Sue talks often about in her blog.
To appreciate the size and quality of Country Roads Antiques, her blog is a must-readbecause Sue posts lovely pictures of the different booths everyday. It was so nice to meet her in person and then roam around CRA at our leisure. Just fantastic!
Before we headed to Sue's store we had stopped at a unique outdoor cafe recommended to us for it's dog-friendly atmosphere and it's very good food.