Wouldn't you know it? As soon as I last posted about how June gloom was adversely affectring my mood, the weather broke. We now have clear and sunny skies. Yesterday, when Alma and I walked our familiar stretch (having lucked upon one of the few open parking spots on the street), the beach was crowded with weekend visitors. Every lifeguard station was open, a sure sign that the lifeguards feel they need the extra manpower to keep the public safe.
Weirdly enough, even though the June gloom had left, the air was still a little breezy, a reminder of how chilly it has been up until this weekend.
Alma and I have a family friend coming to visit from the land-locked Midwest next week and we were dreading what would happen if we did not get the nice weather. Fortunately, the weather gods seem to be smiling upon us and, with any luck, we will have a week of non-stop great weather during our friend's visit. We will be taking her to Venice Beach (of course), but also to Malibu and Santa Monica. So I hope to report to you from those locales also next week.