10.07.2013

We Didn't Get the Memo About Fall

Seriously.  I can't even put it into words how perfect Saturday was.  It was like a gift from mother nature.  The high was 91 degrees and it was magnificent.  I sat by the bay and switched between reading magazines and gazing out at the beautiful water.


We were there for the 4th annual Dragon Boat Festival at Mission Bay Bay Park.  They have the professional category made up of people who actually train for it and know what they are doing and then they have a corporate category open to the community for amateurs who just want to get out there and have fun.  I have never even heard of Dragon Boat Racing.  Mj had never done it before but if it's athletic and even slightly competitive he's willing to give it a try.  He works for a huge company but it's always the same people that sign up for these things.  It's a really cool group of people that I see over and over at Flag Football or Kick ball or whatever else Mj's signed up for.  I think of them as the unofficial BAH athletic team representatives.


They got to do three races.  Each race had 3 teams, except the last one had 4.  There are 16 people packed into each boat.  Each boat has a drummer who sits in the front and there is a Dragon Head at each end.  Hamburgers and Hotdogs were provided by the company and we brought some snacks of our own.  We were there hanging out in between races from about 9:30am to 3:30pm.  I don't even know what place they got.  If they had won, I'd know so I know they didn't win but I don't know where they placed.  At the end of the day winning is awesome but no one seemed too upset that they didn't.

I love that sun drenched and exhausted feeling that I get after a fun day outside.  I feel all hot and gross and worn out but in a good way and I can't wait to get home and take a shower.  On the way home I said to Mj.  This is why we can never move.  This is why we live here.  This beautiful place is our backyard and I love pretending that it's still Summer in October.

We didn't get the memo about Fall.  The one we got had flip flops and shorts written in all caps and I didn't mind it one bit.

20 comments :

Law_Fal said...

So gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Faith said...

You love your hot weather :)

Sounds like a fun day! It's still unseasonably warm here. I'm ready for cooler weather already.

Faith said...

P.S. Love that picture of you and MJ!

Whitney Cypert said...

You do love that hot weather! I'm glad you live ina place where you get to enjoy it! You look beautiful and I'm glad you had a fun weekend!

Penniless Socialite said...

We had some hot weather in NJ this weekend too!
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Christine said...

I didn't know other placed did dragon boat racing too! I thought it was just a weird Portland thing :) Sounds like an amazing day!!

Amanda @ MyLifeIGuess.com said...

So lucky! I had frost on my car windows this morning and had to scrape it all off, blasting my heat and defrost.
Canadian problems...

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

I love the pictures! I have no idea what a Dragon Boat Festival is, but I think I like it :-) And 90+ degrees in October?! Sign me up.

Lauren said...

A blanket, beach, and magazine = the perfect day. Seriously, I can't even believe how beautiful that view is and how relaxed you look in that first picture. While I am SO ready for fall to get here (this humidity + heat is starting to get old) it does sound like you had an absolutely amazing day! And that's so awesome that you got to watch MJ race in the festival. How fun!

Catherine Gacad said...

october is always the best month in san francisco!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I love awesome weather like that too!! I love that your hubby is so sporty!

fancythatfancythis.com said...

91 degrees! I forgot how October is always so warm in CA. I'm glad you are loving the weather.

Great pictures.

Pegster said...

We totally had a burst of Summer this past weekend too. I mean the AC had to be turned on it was that hot.

You definitely live in an awesome place. Don't move ever. Who doesn't want to wear shorts and flip flops in October? I know I do. I love how happy you and your hubby are in that last picture. You definitely had an awesome day.

I love it when we get those burst of great weather. It sure is gloomy here now.

The Lady Okie said...

Ha! Oklahoma didn't get the memo about fall either. This weekend was gorgeous! Glad you could get out there and enjoy the sunshine :)

Kim Jackson said...

Sounds beautiful! It had actually been pretty warm here in MD too--80s+--until this week. Now its in the 60s but it's still comfortable. I've never heard of dragon racing either, but it looks like you had a gorgeous day! The perfect type of day to check out a new sport.

The Sweetest Thing said...

Did you get a new camera???? These photos are gorgeous!

Brittany said...

Gorgeous pictures!!! I love your top!

Splendor said...

Great pics and beautiful couple!

Janna Renee said...

Amazing weather! We were nowhere close to 91, but it was nice for us too!

Ashley R said...

Such fun photos! I know we are blessed with nice weather, but I wish there was a little more cold sometimes! ;)

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