Initially, I thought I would take my vacation photographs in bite-sized pieces.
I would share with you step-by-step our progressive trip through Southern California.
But instead of showing you our first stop (Dana Point, CA), I am showing my second. Because really?
This is it. The beach from the summer I turned thirteen. This is where my obsession (and yearning) for California was born. My escape. My paradise.
I am so glad we found it. I am so glad it was a real place.
After so long, I just wasn’t sure.
We landed here for our first sunset of our trip and the first sight of surfers and dolphins.
It was pretty dim when I took the last few photos of surfers. They are hard-core riding to the very last drop of sunshine.
The clouds part, the rays disappear, and the sun melts into the Pacific Ocean.
It was a very moving display of color and light as the evening tide reached up to embrace the sun in its last good-bye for the day.
We lingered in the glow until we headed back to the hotel. The beach was a little chilly after sunset. Not quite the 100 degrees we were used to. The cool was a welcome friend.
So far, our trip was pretty amazing.
Of course, this is just the beginning…………stay tuned!