Although I logged in some exercise both days by taking walks on Pismo Beach to soak up the fresh salty air, the blue skies and warm temperatures, I definitely need to hit the gym during the upcoming winter months to work off my past and future indulgences.
|The colors at Pismo Beach during the early morning hours of Christmas Eve were cool, calm and collected.|
|The sun rose quickly, as did the roar of the high surf.|
|These critters pranced about on the shore.|
|This surfer headed straight for the crashing swell.|
|After the beach, I headed to the northern part of San Luis Obispo County to spend time with family for Christmas Eve dinner. We had a blast. For our menu, first a cheese and charcuterie plate with tasty bites from The Cultured & The Cured; then a crepe station accompanied with crab legs, shrimp, smoked salmon, roasted veggies, and grilled sausages and peppers. I even opened a special bottle of wine from Switzerland: petite arvine from the Valais region.|
|Even after all of this indulgence we found room for a flaming dessert: Crêpe Suzette. My brother is a professional chef in San Luis Obispo County and he knows how to work magic in the kitchen.|
|On Christmas Day, I headed back to Pismo Beach to soak up more of the beautiful weather. I hope you found some brilliance and sparkle in your holiday, just as these wave mongers did.|