Frivolous Friday! Experiencing Encinitas: Beaches, Boat Houses and Beautiful Color!
It’s Frivolous Friday!
Thought I would share some of the fun I squeezed in this week (in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work.)
Yep, this happened #1:
Spent a super fun morning in Encinitas this week!
We started with a good long walk on the beach….
Where we made a few new friends…
And admired the color…and some craziness
Can you see the guy hanging upside down from the stair supports?
He was doing upside down PUSH UPS!
Yep, this happened #2:
Then we stopped for a yummy lunch at Eve Vegetarian Restaurant – (had a BOGO coupon!)
Their front room is sweet, but make sure you head to the back to see that amazing room too!
Isn’t this the most unique restaurant you’ve ever seen?
We got our very own little room!
And speaking of room – it was very unique and eclectic inside
We shared a Beyond Beef Hawaiian burger…
Anda cauliflower crust avocado pizza.
And honestly -pardon me for saying – but I wouldn’t recommend them…
(Hopefully you will go and discover something amazing!)
I did like the sign above the exit though…isn’t that sweet?
Yep, this happened #3:
As we walked back to our car, we took time to track down the famous and historic Boat Houses to see if they were still there and they were and yes they are houses shaped like boats !
SS Encinitas and SS Moonlight have only ever been homes for landlubbers… built by architect Miles Kellogg in the late 1920’s using timber salvaged from the local bathhouse.
Each house is 15 feet tall by 20 feet long and boasts an area of around 1100 square feet.
The Encinitas Preservation Association and Encinitas Historical Society, purchased the houses in 2008 and currently rent both out as private dwellings.
But once that income has paid off the loan, the plan is to turn them into a small museum for the enjoyment of all.
We also spotted this adorable house – which made me wonder, wouldn’t it be awesome if we all could paint our houses wild, crazy and FUN colors?
Speaking of fun color…..
And along the lines of color – why is “Casa Blanca” painted yellow?
And our last Encinitas landmark before we scooted back home was the Surfing Madonna mosaic – remember when that was in the news?
***It was covertly installed in Encinitas in 2011, by artist Mark Patterson.
The city declared that the artwork was to be considered graffiti because of the illegality of its installation.
Patterson came forward to accept responsibility for it, and was fined $500 and ordered to pay approximately $6,000 for the art’s removal.
It was removed in 90 minutes, and a local business offered wall space so it could still be on display.
What can I say: I’m Feeling Blessed!
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