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Thursday, June 9, 2011

A "lazy" Saturday morning

A fellow blogger did a Jedi mind trick when he blogged about donuts. I had been resisting the urge to get some but finally compromised:  If I went for a nice walk on the beach and hiked some of the trails, I could then go get some donuts, right?

I borrowed my roommate's parking pass and took off towards the coast so follow me as I explore a different area of Crystal Cove State Park.

So far this is easy....a nice flat surface.

Here's the beach access trail...

Let's get educated, folks.

We continue on a nice, slight downhill walk. (The key word here is downhill.)

More stuff to read.

Oh my gosh, no matter how many times I see this view, it always takes my breath away.

A little info before we hit the sand trail down to the water.

I feel like I'm 12 again, LOL!

Can you believe this?

I don't realize how lucky I am to be living in Southern California until I walk at the beach.

Some pelicans fly overhead.

I thought this plant was a very interesting color.

Oh oh....eventually, I'll have to go back up those stairs.... I'll worry about that later!

Oh to be seven again.

Of course, I could not resist walking out on the rocks.

Looking into the tide pools I saw lots of activity but of course, as soon as I pulled up my
camera, all the little crabs would hide!

After enjoying the wonderful view for about an hour, I climbed back up the stairs, up the sandy trail and went over to a lookout point.

Here's a brief video I took. When I got home and viewed it, I decided that even though I'm unemployed, I was going to buy a parking pass for the California State Park System. There are so many beautiful parks in California and I never go to any of them because of the parking fees.
Well, that won't be an issue any longer!