The Princess and I headed for Monterey this month to do some whale watching and celebrate my birthday.
Nothing out of the ordinary.
We go to the area often and enjoy hanging around the aquarium and checking out the little fisheys.
Whale watching, though, is quite another story.
The last time that we took this little naturalist led excursion, I ended up in the aft end of the boat for most of the trip, bonding with a moaning, pale 5 year old, as she and I reluctantly contributed our morning breakfasts to the bay waters.
Wasn’t a fun experience – to say the least.
So, when I woke up bright and early Saturday morning and told the Princess that I was in the mood to do some boating and see me some humpback whales, the Princess looked at me like I “hadn’t the sense God gave a goose”, and rolled back over and told me to go back to sleep.
After coaxing her out of bed and getting her to see that I was quite serious about my wishes to go whale watching, we got ready and headed out to the coast.
Acutely aware of the fact that I didn’t fair too well the last time we went, I judiciously decided to forego breakfast and determined that a large bottle of Coke would serve me well and that I’d eat when we finished the trip.
The Princess, though, decided that she needed something of sustenance and elected to stop off at one of the little shops on the wharf to procure some snack-type vittles before starting our excursion.
She prudently decides that nuts would be a good source of protein and a much better snack, than the popcorn that I was hungrily eye-balling.
Quickly finding the nut display, but not knowing which of the three, young service people, idly standing behind the counter, was responsible for the “nut section”, she innocently asked, “Which one of you three handles the nuts?”
Not missing a beat and coyly smiling, the witty young man among them smugly looks at her and replies, “Hold on, ma’am, I’ll be with you in a minute.”
I don’t know who was laughing more – the kids behind the counter or me?
God love her!
She keeps me laughing every day.
Have a great day, People, and may you be blessed with someone that brings you laughter and joy, on a regular basis.
Catch ya next time, looking at life from my shoes.