Monday, June 27, 2011

A relaxing day out...

Don and I decided we needed a day trip...we wanted to go somewhere to relax...walk...enjoy outdoors...we thought about driving up the hill to Big Bear...to the Chilldren's Forest...but that sounded like too much work...all that hiking and sweating...I was in a more relaxed mood...


What could be more relaxing than the beach...so we headed down the toll road towards Laguna Beach...too crowded there...and no parking...we decided to go a bit farther south to Dana Point...now this is my kind of place!


We could only imagine who lives in these houses...they were huge...and all a stone's throw from the beach...for you not familiar with California law...you can't actually live on the ocean...because all beaches are public here...but you can't get much closer...


Doesn't it look peaceful out there...




We took off our sandels and walked down to the water...our destination was that big cliff out there...we were wondering what was beyond it...



There were kids making sand castles and they inspired me ...


To make this!!



The waves were crashing on the beach and in some areas it got a bit rough...one big wave caught us off guard and soaked my shorts...that's OK...I was happy to be there...


The ocean is so peaceful to me...I could sit and look at it all day....


After about an hour of walking...we arrived at the big cliff...nothing behind there unless you went up and over or around through the water...that wasn't going to happen...so we turned around to walk back...



As we were walking back...pelicans flew over head...then they dove down into the water to fish....we realized it was getting late and we hadn't eaten since breakfast...so we got in the car and drove up to San Juan Capistrano...it's about 5 minutes away...we ate at The Cedar Creek Inn...it's right across the street from the Mission...the food is wonderful...



Don couldn't decide between a seafood salad and a Reuben...as you can see...the Reuben won...He said it was delicious...I'm not a fan of rye bread, so I took his word...but the pickle was delicious!



I got my two favorites all rolled into one...a Calamari Ceasar Salad...it was fabulous! There was so much Calamari and avocados...It was big too, but after all that walking...and with a bit of Don's help...I ate it all!




I had a great day...thank you, Don for spending it with me!! You are the best!!




As you can see...my Blogger is still messed up...I am very annoyed, but dealing...so enjoy your day, my friends!!


























8 comments:

mountain mama said...

awesome! what a fanastic day indeed!

Too many eggs said...

what a great day....
youve inspired me to head to the beach for a walk, i live literally 15mins from the beach (by car) and i rarely go there....

lunch looks great

Farmchick said...

That looks like such a great time together and the food also looks fab!

A Garden of Threads said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and leaving a comment. I love the bags you created, just beautiful. Take care and have a wonderful week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a glorious day! I always love a trip to the beach and you took great photos of a place I've never been! It's amazing at how different the Pacific ocean looks from what I see in the Gulf or on the Atlantic! I should put this on my wish list of places I want to visit! It's really amazing! ♥

deb said...

OMG I LOVE the Cedar Creek in ...its the best....but its hard to eat the whole thing...but I could have eaten your whole salad!!!!!!! looks like a fun day!!!!!

Traci said...

What a great day!! The pictures are great. I love the houses. The food looks amazing!!

Von said...

That does hit the spot. There's nothing like a day of R&R to drive away the fatigue. It's all about the atmosphere, and getting out of those crowded areas to have some time for peace.

-Von Andalora