Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Yesterday I experienced something that I have never experienced before. We had gone to Zuma to enjoy another great day at the beach here in sunny California. We had only been at the beach less than an hour, kids were in the water having fun and I was sitting on the shore with my friends (Lori and Kaye) chatting away when all of a sudden we felt the earth moving. We were having an earthquake! Now I have experienced many earthquakes, living in CA all of my life but I have never felt one while I was at the beach, this was a first for me. It was a very different feeling having no buildings around, at first I thought what a great place to be in an earthquake. But then panic set in and I am thinking "How big was the earthquake? and "Where was it centered?" and "Doesn't earthquakes in the ocean cause huge tsunamis?" Yes, these are the things I was thinking of as I was trying to get through to Adam on my cell phone but found there was no service. The thought crossed my mind that maybe we should leave but that thought quickly passed and we stayed at the beach and had an enjoyable day. It was a very different experience and I thought how ironic that while I was enjoying the beach, one of the things I love about living in CA I was also experiencing an earthquake, one of the things I hate about CA. But all in all the great day at the beach outweighed the panic from the earthquake. This time!