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    Smile Pink Flamingo sighting!

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    So, Lee and I are on vacation right now (we're heading down to Solvang tomorrow).

    We went for a short ride late this morning, just our usual loop on the AC trail out to the bay & around Coyote Hills park.

    On the trail around Coyote Hills,we're passing a shallow inlet of the bay and Lee points out, asking " is that a flamingo ...? "

    Well yes indeedy it was. A very pink, very live flamingo, just strolling around in the shallow water on his very long very skinny legs, letting out a squack every now & then. I cannot begin to tell you how cool that was to see.


    no camera, naturally....

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    Wow! A stray from a zoo?
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    That's what we figured.

    And nooo, we didn't have a 3-martini lunch beforehand in case anyone is wondering ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    And nooo, we didn't have a 3-martini lunch beforehand in case anyone is wondering ...
    there goes my question....
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    When I saw your subject line, I thought you'd be referring to the Flamingo House in LaHonda/Pescadero. There's a house on the Pescadero Loop with 1,000s of pink flamingos on the lawn (not the live kind). For each holiday, the owners would decorate them (ie santa hats for Christmas, witch's hats for Halloween, etc). Unfortunately, the house was sold a couple of years ago. The new owners had said they would continue the tradition, but there are now only a handful of flamingos left.....

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    And I immediately thought someone had given you some of Rose and Clyde's friends,like these.

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    So the flamingos have names along with the rocks?

    I had thought the same thing as you until I remembered the Bobs weren't camping, though I suppose they could have brought a few friends along . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    So the flamingos have names along with the rocks?
    Yep, but I can't tell them apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    So, Lee and I are on vacation right now (we're heading down to Solvang tomorrow).

    We went for a short ride late this morning, just our usual loop on the AC trail out to the bay & around Coyote Hills park.

    On the trail around Coyote Hills,we're passing a shallow inlet of the bay and Lee points out, asking " is that a flamingo ...? "

    Well yes indeedy it was. A very pink, very live flamingo, just strolling around in the shallow water on his very long very skinny legs, letting out a squack every now & then. I cannot begin to tell you how cool that was to see.


    no camera, naturally....
    LOL - first a Peacock on Sunday( ok it was squashed but it still counts) and now a Flamingo you are becoming quite the Ornithologist. Have a good holiday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    I had thought the same thing as you until I remembered the Bobs weren't camping, though I suppose they could have brought a few friends along . . .
    We'll be camping in Big Sur from Sunday thru Wednesday. Don't plan to bring any flamingos tho (live or inflatable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    We'll be camping in Big Sur from Sunday thru Wednesday. Don't plan to bring any flamingos tho (live or inflatable)
    But I've got a small flock that would love to go with you!!!

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    Maybe they can join us on the grad ride next Saturday ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post
    Maybe they can join us on the grad ride next Saturday ?
    Oh! Good idea. I'm considering decorating the Suby.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekhawk View Post
    LOL - first a Peacock on Sunday( ok it was squashed but it still counts)
    waitaminutehere! You saw a squashed peacock on Sunday? And I didn't know this? Where was I when this was discussed? I feel sooooo out of the loop.

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    Sorry. There are a ton of peacocks that have gone feral around Pardhesa's Store (where we stopped to remove arm warmers near the end). I'll try to find some for you next time.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

 

 

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