Waves, sunshine, and sand... an endless Summer of family and friends. That's Southern California to me.
My parent's are both from the San Diego area, and trips to my grandparent's house inevitably included a day or two at the beach. It was the part I looked forward to most of each visit.
Northern CA beaches, while beautiful, are not exactly swimmable without a wetsuit and a serious respect for the strength of the waves.
But in coastal Southern CA... swim, swim, swim! Warm water and hot sand! Surfing and sailing! Life revolves around water!!
|Sail, surf, or paddle the Pacific!|
Being a water gal, I love this! Nothing appeals to me more than lying on a beach with a book and a cocktail, my toes buried in the sand; running into the waves when the heat gets too intense, and coming back dripping and happy to collapse on my favorite beach towel.
So of course when one of my oldest friends moved to Redondo Beach, I was ecstatic at the thought of an opportunity to revisit those childhood memories. After four years of saying I was coming to stay, I finally did this past weekend.
And it was wonderful!! What did I wait so long for??
Want to see some pics Poodles?? ;)
Check these out while I look into renting a beautiful California bungalow on the beach...
|Just Arrived! Driving down the street toward|
|It looks grey, but it was warm and a little humid.|
|At 73 degrees F, it was too cold for the locals,|
but just right for me! We had the beach to ourselves!
|For fantastic views and live entertainment,|
try Tony's on the Pier. A Redondo Beach favorite since 1952.
Have one of their famous Mai Tai's, and take home
an awesomely kitsch souvenir glass!
|Sunny day at Redondo Beach!|
|My thrifted skirt matched the boats out at sea.|
|Everyone was happy playing in the waves...|
|...I didn't want to leave!|
A gal can dream right??!!