hello, oceanside


who-we-are-in-RL has a Very Important set of Business Meetings tomorrow about 100 miles south of where we reside and so she decided to leave Early and spend the night in Oceanside before we continue on the Journey in the morning.


we had a delicious experience of yummy mexican food fine dining.


according to the Very Helpful visitor’s guide:

San Diego’s North Shore, Oceanside is a classic California beach community with its warm sandy beaches, historic wooden pier and Cape Cod-style harbor village complete with unlimited water sports and recreation. Offering a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle, visitors still experience the casual spirit that made Southern California’s beach culture legendary.


there were lots of friendly people to talk to which is always nice. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

people actually gather at the Ocean to watch the sun set (isn’t that b e a u t i f u l?)

more from the Visitor’s guide:

With its year round sunny climate, and average temperature of 70 degrees, Oceanside’s weather has been rated by USA Today as the second most ideal climate in the United States, and the fifth most ideal weather in the world.*


who makes these decisions?


where are the Other Places?

this is paradise, people!

(sadly the clever search algorithm at USA Today could not illuminate us further – if you have the List – would you send it our way? Most Kind)


we have a particular fondness for train tracks at twilight, especially one that has been here since the Railroad arrived in 1882.


don’t you wonder where this train track goes?

wonder no longer, darlingsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand don’t you just Adore a Pier?

if you’re curious about the history of Oceanside there’s more here.

we would stick around to tell you about the Pier and the cultural amusements therein but we must get down to some engaging cultural experiences (yes, there’s a TV here and we don’t have one at teamgloria towers).


goodnight from oceanside.

see you tomorrow.

btw, as the young people say, your skin looks glow-y – new cream? gosh – or are you in Love? both? blimey.

10 thoughts on “hello, oceanside

  1. Oooh. Bittersweet. My parents lived In San Diego for nearly 25 years–just off the bay in Pacific Beach and I LOVED it there. This brought back a host of wonderful memories my belle, thank you. And yes, they would get coffee at a little take out spot near the PB pier and watch the sunset at least three nights a week…
    Sending good energy for the meetings…

  2. Dearest G
    Piers and train tracks at twilight.
    You have set The Dandy’s heart a flutter.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy
    (aka The World’s Fifth Most Sweetly Scented Gentleman)

    1. who’s the 1st?

      probably Tom Ford, non?

      we passed him on the street (somewhere up in Upper East side-ness) once and he was remarkably scented and be-velveted..

    1. actually we’d forgotten how hard television is to watch in the USA because you get a bit of dramatic dramaturgy and then it’s all ads for cars, tacos and weight loss solutions – v disturbing ;-)

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