Blue Water and Cold Breeze | DB Day 1

Hello friends!

First of all, thank you for your feedback for my giveaway. Since it’s my first one, I didn’t really have any idea of what to expect. But I appreciate hearing your thoughts, and I can’t wait until the end where I get to find out who wins! My 14-year-old boy cousin decided that he was going to enter as a joke, knowing very well that the selection is random. I promise that if his name is selected, I’ll choose another winner.

In other news, I arrived at Dillon Beach today! My family is staying in a house on the beach for a little less than a week. I’ve been here before; a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving, but at a different house. I must admit that I sort of forgot what it was like. I’ll try to explain it in one word. Beautiful. Well, and cold. Two words. Beautiful and cold.

For those who may not know, Dillon Beach is a little beach/beach town located in Northern California on the Pacific Ocean. It’s close in location to Bodega Bay, Tomales, Petaluma, and Point Reyes, although the town itself is not very big. Rows of colorful beach houses stand along the grassy cliffs – some large and extravagant, others smaller and compact. Our house is the perfect size. I didn’t take any pictures of it, as I didn’t want this post to be an episode of MTV Cribs. To be honest, I didn’t really take any pictures of the journey, either. But when we arrived, as you can see, my cousins and I had a little bit of a photoshoot.

The weather is also COLD. Although California and cold are not typically synonyms, the temperature here tops out at around 70 degrees F, which is such a nice break from the 100F weather we’ve been having back home. I almost forgot what it was like to be cold. Sweatshirts and sweatpants, anybody?

Since we arrived around 4 p.m., not much has happened today. We settled into our house, took the dog to the beach for the first time, and had dinner at a little restaurant in Tomales called William Tell House. The food was good; there were so many different options. My cousin and I had a grilled chicken sandwich, my mom had fish and chips, my dad had lamb, and my other cousin and my brother had pizza. There was basically something for everyone, which I love in a restaurant. That way, everybody is happy.

That’s pretty much it for this post. I will hopefully have more to tell tomorrow, and the next few days. Speaking of which, I forgot to mention that I’ll be daily blogging every day that I’m in DB as long as my WiFi holds up. Which is another topic – my WiFi is very bad, so I won’t be able to read many if any of your posts. But I will get to them when I get home. I always do!

See you tomorrow.



  1. July 11, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Omg the beaches sound like ours up here (I live in Oregon). Usually always cold and windy. Going to the beach is the best regardless of the weather lol.

    • July 11, 2017 / 11:31 am

      Yes! These Northern West coast beaches are cold! But you’re right, the beach is still fun to be on!

  2. July 11, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Your beach house sounds like a dream. And the town itself sounds beautiful from your description of it. I had no idea really that California could be cold 😉 xx

    • July 11, 2017 / 10:57 am

      The house is so adorable! And yes, Northern California can actually be very cold!

      • July 11, 2017 / 10:59 am

        America continues to stun me with its vastness and geographical differences 🙂

  3. July 11, 2017 / 8:00 am

    Love that photo of you!!! Beaches are so bittersweet sometimes, it’ll be beautiful and hot in the city/suburbs but once you get to the water the temp just drops down and ends up being colder then expected *sigh* coastal problems lol But I do love beach trips even if I don’t get to lay out, so peaceful and serene!

    xo, JJ

    • July 11, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Thank you! And yes, they’re always kind of a crapshoot. The beach is beautiful, but cold.

  4. Amy
    July 10, 2017 / 8:25 am


  5. Yf
    July 9, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Good post, nice to hear it’s so cool there as it’s still 100+ here. How did Red like the beach?

    • July 10, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Red is unsure. I don’t think he’s ever been to the beach before. He likes the sand but the water makes him a little nervous, but still intrigued.

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