Skateboarding before dawn


I love love love waking up before the sun and being alone with nature.  It is quiet and peaceful and I get to have the lake to myself before the morning joggers and walkers join me on the path.  Before I go to work I give myself a chance to put my mind at ease and breathe deeply knowing that I get to return to the lake in 11 hours.  I purchased my Sector 9  about 6 years ago when I lived in San Francisco.  I was hanging out with my neighbors who were sort of hippie lazy cool and going through their goods they were selling at their garage sale.  I came across a skateboard, the cruising kind.  Despite the tsunami warning that was in effect, we were totally unaware until I received a phone call from my mother who had been watching the news in Ohio, I was riding the skateboard up and down the street for the rest of the afternoon.  The day was bright sunny and oh so warm that afternoon.  The breeze I was catching from rolling down hill got me HOOKED!  So my crazy neighbor who was sipping on his mate tea and I headed down to the ocean where there was a local skateboard shop.  With his help I picked out my first skateboard and have been on and off it ever since.

I would skateboard with their dog Sonny 10 blocks down to the ocean several times a week.  The cool thing about San Francisco is that they allow dogs on the beach.  Sonny was “THE COOLEST DOG” in the neighborhood!  So sweet and funny and loved the water.  I should have dognapped him!

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Speaking of California, I had the most vivid dreams of Southern California last night.  I dreamt I was driving south on the 1 and I was watching the surfers surf and then wait for the good waves off the coast of Malibu.  I felt like I was home and never left…maybe time for a visit 😉  California does that to me whenever I go back.  Feels like home with a family member missing.  I know when February hits and Cleveland is in a deep dark freeze, I’ll be itching to get out there.  Into the warm California sun.  😀

Speaking of riding before dawn, it is 5:29am and I want to get to the lake before work.  So I hope you all have a very beautiful, fun and peaceful day!  Try something new today, something outside of your comfort zone.  Maybe skateboarding?!

Cheers,

~Lori

“Give what you have.  To someone it may be better than you dare to think.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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