Our very first week here in southern California we tried out one of many beaches we hope to visit while we're here. Laguna Beach was a great place to start exploring the west coast!
It took us less than 30 minutes to get to this beach from our apartment, and we did it all without Zack! I was very proud of the fact that I was able to get us from the 5 to the 405 and out to Laguna, park the van in the busy town of Laguna Beach on a busy Friday afternoon, and get all nine of us set up on the sand, especially after having been here for only 3 days at that point :)
It was a really nice beach and had lots of gorgeous views
The boys especially loved the pelicans out on the rocks!
The water was ice cold and there was lots of seaweed....a bit different than the Florida beaches that we're accustomed to.
But the kids were thrilled to be at the ocean and the waves were awesome (not to mention a bit scary!!)
We brought our boogie boards all the way from Georgia, and they were great for the huge waves
Matthew was in heaven and continues to ask me, on a daily basis, when we're going back to the ocean ;)
Since we finish school up this Friday, we plan to try out lots more beaches in the coming days and weeks! Salt Creek and some other places near Dana Point are next on the list.
Laguna Beach had some great tide pools
and Caleb loved climbing over the rocks and exploring the small pools and all the tiny creatures in them
A fun shot I took of Josh as the tide started to come back in through the rocks
And we were treated to a final surprise late in the afternoon when a guy brought his pet iguana down to the beach for a stroll :)
Looking forward to heading to Dana Point this weekend, and although the weather probably won't be warm enough for swimming, we're excited to check out The Pilgrim and the Sea Caves!!