Took Aela to the beach in Monterey Bay for her birthday. She is so extremely social that she would run up to every stranger (even the ones in tents :) and start to initiate play with them. making everyone laugh. how opposite I was as a child (always shy and afraid of everyone, hiding behind my mom's skirt) I am so thankful that she doesn't suffer the introversion that I did. I get to sort of learn how to be more social through her. she is such a gift from the universe!
do you see the primitive looking dam in the 2nd/3rd photos? I guess when the stream flows during spring/summer some previous land owners kept ducks here when the water would pool up. there are springs somewhere around here. more than one is the rumor. would probably need a masticator or machete to find them though :( too much poison oak to dare enter some of these parts. maybe get a goat to eat through it and help make trails :)