Two days at the beach

The kids get a break from school in the fall.  Something we never got as a kid and I’m sure some schools don’t have it to this day.  The Jr. High and High School kids get two days off, the elementary school kids get the whole week.  I am still not sure why they do this, maybe because school starts in the middle of August here?  (Too early, if you ask me).

While one break, the girls are usually bored, nothing to do, blah, blah.  This year I wanted to do something fun, inexpensive, but fun, none the less.  We talked to some friends and decided to go to the beach since it was going to be 100 plus degrees here in Santa Clarita.  What a great Idea!  We ended up going to two different beaches, Ventura and Zuma.

Day one, Ventura Beach.  Ventura is a wonderful beach for finding little treasures.  We saw little sand crabs, normal sized crabs and even giant crab legs, but no crab attached.  There were giant rocks out to the sea, with millions od muscles and barnacles attached that made a beautiful cove, little ankle splashing waves came up to shore.  We also saw sea anemone.   Then there was the other side of the cove where the 4 foot waves attracted some surfers.  The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect!

Day two, Zuma Beach.  Zuma, gotta love all of the surfers that come to Zuma Beach.  We got there at about 11 am, it was a little chilly, with overcast, but still nice and peaceful.  We had the almost the whole beach to choose from to find our spot.   Somewhere closest to the bathrooms is usually best for us.  We decided to sit close to the shoreline.   The girls went straight for the water, even if it was only 72 outside.  I remember doing that, drop your stuff and run for the water!!!

We had lots of little visitors to our spot and a beautiful view of the pod of dolphins swimming by the 25 surfers trying to catch a wave and there were some nice sized waves out there!  We saw a seal popping his head up to say hello.  There were a flock of Pelicans continuously flying on the pipeline looking for fish.  Our little seagull friends came right up to our blanket, not scared at all.  We even saw a bumble bee, which is something I did not expect to find at the beach.


The sun finally came out and then the day was perfect.  The drive home was scenic and mountainous, very peaceful and relaxing.  I hope it’s this nice next year  during fall break, we would love to camp at the beach for a couple of days!

Life’s a beach, when you’re on fall break…


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brad Stanton
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 19:11:42

    the pic of the seagulls flying with the two girls behind them could probably win an award!


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