Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tony's Birthday

It was our friend Tony's B-day yesterday.  That's him walking down with his surfboard.  I've never known a more dedicated surfer/adventurist than Tony.  He overcame addiction a long time ago (he'll tell you about it) and his new addiction is the former.  I met Robby through Tony.  They were roommates when we started dating.  
Last night, we met up with him and friends at San Onofre (my favorite place on earth) for a celebration & evening surf session.  Tony had been going down there on Wednesday nights for years.  I used to go occasionally with a different group and I definitely want to start going more now.  It was so fun.  Most of the guys are retirees.  They are so awesome and laid back.  We got down there around 5.  There was a little swell and the water was warm and clean.  I wore my wetsuit top and bikini bottoms.  I, can't wait to surf without a wetsuit when the water warms up more.  Joy (Tony's wife) watched the kids and Robby & I got to surf together.  That was so great.  I rode my Rockin' Fig 8'2" board out that I haven't surfed in years.  I wasn't expecting to catch anything, especially on San O waves, but I actually caught 2 waves on it.  (I surfed the 9'6'' before Robby paddled out.)  It was the best feeling.  I used to have so much fun on that board.  It goes so fast and it's easy to cut back.  The wave faces were kind of steep, so I didn't take off on some waves that I should have, but oh well.
After that, we had a bonfire and made s'mores.  Monet loved that of course.  She had so much fun. She was running around talking to everyone.  She's very social.  I met this guy Robert towards the end.  I was just enjoying this kid on the guitar, when we started talking.  This kid was amazing.  He had a blues/rockabilly style.  Anyways, I used to have great conversations with people before I had kids.  Just about life philosophy, religion, travel etc.  It just doesn't happen as much anymore.  I guess I meet less people; have less time to just hang out and talk.  We had the best conversation.  It's so cool to meet someone with similar interests as you who has fun adventures to share.  He was in his late 60's and super fun to talk to....but the lifeguards stared announcing the beach was closing, so we headed home.  
On the drive back, I was thinking how lucky I am to have found the most perfect companion to share my life with in Robby.  Nothing is perfect, but I feel so lucky.   


(These pictures aren't mine.  They just remind me of our trip.)

1 comment:

mariah said...

sounds idealic. tell tony i say happy birthday, and congradulations on being married.