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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Nerdy Birdy: San Elijio Lagoon

Today I left my kids with my husband. Instead of sleeping in, which sounds DIVINE right now, I decided to get up even earlier than normal and go birding. Sleeping may make me happy for the day but birding will fill my soul. I did some research and found a place somewhat between us. San Eljio Lagoon I had heard was a cool place to bird. We spent 5 hours hiking, snapping photos, finding cool birds, talking and having a fantastic time. It was a gloriously perfect beautiful sunny day without a cloud in the sky. Sadly though I forgot my sunscreen. Still we had SO MUCH FUN. And not a crying baby to be heard anywhere.

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The highlight birds for the day is that we found the White Kite I had heard rumored was here. And I spotted a male and female Hooded Merganser. SO FRIGGIN COOL. I have only seen this last bird once before in North Carolina. So I was super excited to see this guy finally in LALA land.

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Afterwards we were starving so we headed out to grab a bite to eat. I found a fantastic place with great reviews close and right on the water. It was an amazing wonderful fantabulous meal. We ended in happiness with a whipped cheesecake desert.

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That night, after I put my kids to bed and grabbed a shower, I admitted to myself that I got burned. SIGH. Super sucks, but it was such a fantastic day.

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