Another lovely day - the weather was so good that we turned the A/C off and opened the windows. Rick told us about a place to try for breakfast so we drove over to Encinitas. The Potato Shack Cafe has a lot of options but we had to try the Manhole Pancake. It's named for it's size and rightly so - this is half of one:
And it was a good pancake; Randy's is better, but it's nice for him to not have to cook every meal. We plan on coming back to try their french fries. 

Since we had a good parking spot and the weather was so nice, we decided to walk around to see downtown Encinitas. This is the first place we have seen these cactus in bloom. Pretty! It's called Mexican Fencepost because, since it's practically spineless, it's easy to handle to use as fencing. 
Down the street is the Self Realization Fellowship, behind a white wall with lotus-topped towers.
The SRF was founded by Paramahansa Yoganada in 1920 and has a pretty firm foothold in California, even influencing street names.
And this may be my favorite crossing sign:
Across the street is the Hansen surf shop. Apparently Hansen is a big name in surfing. In 1961 Don Hansen started a Surfboard company and now they sell everything associated with surfing. Nice, but nothing I needed. Next we spent awhile in the Savory Spice Shop but didn't need anything there, either. 

Cardiff Classics is just down the street, and one of their most eye-catching vehicles is a 2001 Lido Woody Cart. It's not old, but it's special! And it's parked next to a black 1965 Plymouth Barracuda and a red 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible. I would sure love any of these.
This silver 1957 Porsche Speedster has hood straps - didn't know about those, but I like them.

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