Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 4th

Our Fourth of July holiday we celebrated once again at our favorite family beach (San Onofre St. Beach "old mans") where - as tradition goes - we camp wherever we possibly can the night before (be it campsite, friend's drive-ways, or, as this year's last minute choice landed us: Wallmart's harshly lit parking lot until the line for the beach opened at 4am) Yes, it was an experience, and probably not one we will be repeating anytime soon :)

Once in we were able to park alongside the beach gardens where heaps of exotic succulents and stag horn ferns are planted and maintained wildly around the surfer's showers. It was so beautiful. Like a little jungle hideaway we'd visit throughout the day.

As for food. We stuck to good ol' fashioned hot dogs and fruit. Both of which I had too much of. The kids ran wild and didn't seem the least bit bothered by the heavy clouds hanging over us. All in all it was another great holiday with friends. One of my favorite traditions by far.

What were you guys up to? Any annual traditions of your own for the 4th?

Footnote: this was Jack's very first camping trip and he was a perfectly behaved boy, which means he will in fact be joining us on many more RV adventures in the future.


  1. love your tradition... a perfect camping spot too! we decided to finally start a tradition of our own this year (uumm, figured we're in our mid-thirties, so it's probably time :))... morning hike, an afternoon movie (lots of popcorn & candy of course), and an evening bbq... smores, smoke bombs, sparklers, & snakes included. the best one we've had in a long time.

  2. i am obsessed with your blog at the moment! every photo you post, i just want to jump in and join you! this beach looks gorgeous and i think i need one of those teepees asap.

  3. Are you the Goodwins undercover? No, you're cooler. Less "we're too sexy for this planet" about everything.
    You're pretty rad, you know?

  4. Man, everything just looks more fun in california. good times.

  5. Awesome- looks like another fun year! Can I please have that sweet succulent path with the agaves? Those are my favorite!!! :D

  6. Hah! Thank you Isobel! and hey, I really wish you would. Jump in and join us :D and yes, you do need a teepee. doesn't everybody?

    Alyce, at some point I'd like to imagine you and your sweet little fam decides on a west coast vaca?

    Modernhaus - I am super happy I found you (and your blog) via IG. you make me laugh. out loud. and that doesn't happen often.

  7. Jessica,
    Just found your blog thru IG and love it! That teepee on Etsy is to die for, great stuff. Can't wait for more posts. Stop by my blog too...I am a newbie but would love your thoughts.