Black Friday. The day of all the days of the year I avoid stores and shopping. I choose not to buy anything on Black Friday, although for me it's not that big a deal as I so thoroughly dislike shopping at the best and easiest of times. Why would I want to shop on the busiest day of the year?
MamaMia works part time in retail, so she had to report for work at 2:30pm today. The rest of us left at the Thanksgiving Day location scattered in different directions, some to Barnes and Noble or Best Buy, one to the sofa in the living room armed with a good book, The Princess and I to the beach for a stroll in the sand.
The wind surfers were out in full force at Silver Strand State Beach. The park is located on the sand-spit that forms the outer edge of San Diego Bay between Coronado and Imperial Beach. The point in the northern distance is Point Loma on the north end of San Diego.
To the south is Imperial Beach. And beyond that, Mexico.
Sand dollars lay in the sand at the water's edge. The beach lover in me had to pick up several specimens and carry them home. The sand has gold flecks, not silver, so I wonder why the beach is called Silver Strand; it should be Gold Strand.
Another thing to be thankful for: beaches to explore!