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Every Wednesday OB has a farmers market, where you can find some really FRESH fruits, veggies, flowers, and other delicious eats. Plus there are other vendors selling their art, jewelry, etc. I am pretty sure I can pawn off some of my art to a tourist or two. It would be nice to make some income for the work I do. In general, main street is a very lively, upbeat local to find cool stuff to buy and really yummy food.
Main street reminds me of any "Main street" I've seen. Old and New combine to create a functional piece of history that floats on a time line ebbing and flowing between modernity and posterity.
Every Wednesday, this street here closes down traffic for the farmers market. I love that there is a part of the community that you can truly count on every week. I need things like that in my life. Community. I love community and I strive to throw my self into it.
And like I said the view.... breath taking.
And the other part I really loved about OB, was the people. Sure you've got your vagrants but what paradise doesn't. Everyone in San Diego said oh yeah your an OB girl, due to my "hippie" nature. I am ok with that, not sure if I am the true hippie they think I am but I at the very least have a hippie heart.
We met these guys, who were traveling all over the west coast. They had just come down from
Portland. Cruisin' in a van and sleeping on the beach with their beagle, Wilbur. :(Super Cute):
And then there is Dog Beach..... quite possibly my favorite place in the world. Watching dogs run free on a beach is a thrilling experience. This is the first off leash dog beach in the United States, established in 1972. Our furry companions are meant to roam free and feel the wind in their hair. Nothing like seeing a dog who feels truly free, its a beautiful thing.
Here's hoping I can find sanctuary in my hippie haven. If not I'll get damn close. No worries.