Oregon does it right. With about 362 miles of coast land, they celebrate it at every turn. I counted over 70 State Parks along the way… on the coast alone (no mention of inland Parks). These parks offer Day Use & Camping (for hikers, bikers, campers, and RV’ers). They are full of scenic trails, picnic tables, fire pits, and nature walks. I so respect and admire their preservation of this absolute beauty and their embracing and sharing of it to their own and other communities.
There are wooded rainforest lands, lighthouses along the way, and rock outcroppings in the sea afar. It’s diverse, stunning, and gorgeous.
We haven’t been to California in a bit.. life gets in the way, there are so many other places to go… and do… you know how it goes. But it was time to visit our friends, Danube and Bobby, in Del Mar… and pick up some sushi grade fish to freeze for awesome ‘tuna trios’ at home.
Every time we go, we try to shake it up and do different things, so as not to tire from the same ol’ – same ol’. We have done the downtown San Diego and Point Loma thing… and the ever interesting Solano Beach and Cedros District. Last time we were in the area we stumbled into the Culinary District in SoCo (South Coast), where there are foodie stores, cheese stores and other culinary temptations. So we decided to make a food holiday of it after our wonderful visit with friends. We hit Surfas and the Cheese Shop. We ate well at restaurants in South Coast and Newport (see my reviews at krittersmenu.com ), trying new places… and old.
We checked out The Wedge at the end of Balboa Island, which was a great way to watch the waves at sunset.
We had a mocha shake at Shake Shack – highly recommended, and walked the Crystal Cove beach – very picturesque.
All in all, it was a terrific trip… a great visit with friends… walks on the beach at sunset … and amazing food and new experiences with beautiful scenery and good weather. Check out more photos on kritterspix.com