It just doesn't feel like summer is over. The fall equinox is either today or tomorrow, yet the warm weather is still lingering. But then this is California, and that's how fall weather often is at least for a month or so, maybe longer.
Even if the weather is no reminder that summer is ending, other things are. The items in the back to school sales that began in July have been discounted to about 86 cents each. Halloween items have been appearing in stores since August. My place of work began getting Halloween even earlier that--beginning on the last two days of July. The temporary Halloween stores popped up before or after Labor Day. So far I've been to Halloween City more than Spirit. The Halloween City in Gilroy, CA is near where I work but Spirit is over the bridge from the intersection across the street from work, so walking over to Halloween City has been easier to do. I found a used poodle skirt at my hometown Goodwill almost tow weeks ago. I'd begun considering costumes for this year, and had a 50s one in mind among others. Once I saw this, I just had to get it and am now looking for a striped shirt, some scarves and pink jacket to go with it. I also need to know what shoes I should wear. and next weekend my Halloween decorations will be going up. I always try yo get them up as close to the first to October as possible. This year, the first will be on Monday, so I will likely start next Friday or even Saturday. Two years on a row, it was 90 degrees during the last days of September and I endured hot weather those two years to decorate the front porch for Halloween.
What did I do this summer? Well not too much unusual or out of the ordinary, but the first week of July I managed to go on my first casino trip, something I'd love to do again sometime. And two days later, went for the first time to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in Monterey, CA, about 45 miles from my home town of Hollister. Here are some photos from the aquarium.
There are a lot of displays at the aquarium and I took a lot of photos that day. It was hard to just choose a few for this post.
Unfortunately I did not get may photos of the casino trip, as I feared we would not be allowed to take photos inside the casino.
Summer may be officially over, but that doesn't mean I'm ready to retire the shorts just yet or go without sunscreen if I'm going to be outdoors for a long time in one day. The warm weather is still there, as of now at least.