When I was growing up, I always wanted to be a sporty kind of person. I joined a handful of teams and tried to keep as active as I could. I was a swimmer ... a gymnast ... I played volleyball ... and was on a badminton team or two ... ( ^ - ^ )
Trying all kinds of sports, seeing what sticks, and what I most connected with. After a while, I realized I enjoy sleeping and walking mostly ... wait I lied, I secretly love street dancing too. Can dreaming be a sport? I would like to play for that team too ... ( ^ o ^ )
Rob and I were thinking of ways to be a little more "sporty" and active, so we decided to start doing some morning walks. Trying to explore little spots of the city that we don't often get to see.
This week we took a trip out to Ocean beach and stopped by Andytown Coffee Roasters for a cup of coffee and some delicious muffins. A nice little neighborhood coffee shop where you are sure to receive a smile a quick conversation to get your day going.
We wiggled our way down to the beach and spent some time just taking in the breeze and ocean air before heading home. It's crazy to me how powerful beach environments can be. The beach always instantly relaxes me and lets me think a little less about things ... the air has a refreshing quality which is always what I remember feeling ... looking back and scanning through all my memories of being at the beach.
One of our highlights along the walk was meeting Pete ... an older italian man on his daily exercise routine. Pete has lived in the Outer Sunset for 50 years. He was telling us these wonderful stories about the neighborhood and how different things were back then. These days he just enjoys his walks along the beach and tries to keep life simple ... some advice I'm going to focus on ... ;)
We also stumbled upon this little Woodshop ... a beautiful space that we were admiring through the window. We were lucky enough to strike up a conversation and meet Danny as he was leaving for the airport. He gave us a quick tour of the workshop before he lift ... what a cool space and showroom. If you're interested in custom surfboard, cool chairs, furniture, or art pieces don't forget to make an appointment to check them out.