Friday, August 17, 2012

Snapshots of San Clemente

Nothing says summer like a camping trip to San Clemente!  We've been doing it for more than 25 years and have no plans to stop anytime soon.  The beach there is one of California's finest, and the town is simply adorable.  It's a little slice of heaven and our home away from home.  Here are a few snapshots from our lovely trip last week.    

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Of course we did a little (okay, actually a lot) Bagel Shack action.  I really haven't had a better bagel than theirs. I was raised in a Jewish home so I'm in the know on such matters.

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I watched a few sunsets sitting next to this hunk. It was quite nice.

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We discovered this great new place for an off the hook burger.  This shot is enhanced with my fun new app deluxe fx.

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Speaking of good food finds, may I present La Galette Creperie. If you want to pretend you're French you can pronounce it "crepp-ree."  But if you try and order a "crepp" you will be perceived as an idiot by your server. Not that I would know.

I really felt like I was in Paris until the stunning Pacific ocean view I had burst my bubble(it was rough). 

Yes, that's us kissing on demand for our hopelessly romantic daughter.   

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If the ambience above wasn't enough for you, this might further compel you to go.  These were some righteous crepes!

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There is always a bit of trailer dancing going on.  

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I love eating lunch on the beach but I'm not much of a sandwich girl.  This was easy to tote and on the menu a few days.  Just some tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, avocado, some good feta, lemon pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice, and drizzle of evoo. 

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We always love it when Kait joins us and we surprised Emma by having Catherine come down as well!  She just "showed up" in our trailer one afternoon! 

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We always try to do a group shot of "the kids."  We have so many shots like this from over the years- but a lot of them contain beached-out, cranky, crying babies.  It's a nice benefit that they can now all stand still and look happy.

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It's our tradition to have a Pedros-on-the-beach night and watch the sunset, and it didn't disappoint this year.  We usually have the beach all to ourselves at this time and it's lovely.

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It basically works like this.  The wives lounge on the beach while the hubbies go get the food and bring it right to us on the sand.  After all, someone has to save our perfect spot on the beach.

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It was great that Nick could come spend some time with us.  He's a lot of fun and also happens to be really good at carrying large coolers to the beach.
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On our last day we bumped into our dear friends, the Shoemakers, in the parking lot of the beach!  For many years we camped together and our kids spent their babyhood drooling on each other. The kids had a great time playing volleyball and an inventive form of Smashball.  Roxane and I just took pictures and threatened to instagram them all.  We still know how to annoy our children.
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And "beach church" on Sunday morning is always awesome!  We all get together at one campsite and begin by singing praise songs.  This always draws interesting looks from nearby campers. 
 Then, Rich usually teaches, and he mainly caters to the littles. He even brings coloring pages from our Sunday School curriculum for them.  But as you can see, coloring is for all ages! 

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8:30 pm Sunday evening. Well, maybe just one more Pedros run before heading home.  :-)
 
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2 comments:

Pur et Simple said...

Sigh!!! :-)
Wonderful...ALL of it, just wonderful!

Katie Haney said...

It looks like you all had such a fun trip!! We are moving to San Clemente next week and will definitely have to try out Pedro's Tacos!! :)