July 3, 2015

Moro, Moro, Moro

I was just noticing that Moro Canyon has been showing up on our calendar a bunch. We're heading to the beach at Moro Canyon in August, November and January. This campground just opened in 2012, and while there are some drawbacks (no water tank filling, no campfires, and a hike or drive to the beach), the views are spectacular, there is lots to do in the area, and it is less than an hour from our house.
The view from the campsites.

Snuggle for the sunset because there are no campfires.

The campsites don't have shade, but what a view.

Friendly campers.

Great beach.

May 10, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

As has become our custom, my Mom and I get away for some Mother-Son camping every year. Beats the heck out of another toaster. We were a little concerned about the weather as Friday night brought a few inches of snow. It was all melted by noon on Saturday so we had plenty of time to catch up around the campfire under the stars. Table Mountain by Wrightwood has become our favorite location for these trips. It is a nice little town, clean and quiet dry campsite. The only downside is no showers or flush toilets. The best sites are 112 and 113. It kind of looks like we let a squirrel take that last photo.

March 22, 2015

La Fiesta de las Golandrinas

This was a quick weekend trip with the Wong girls. We headed to the Swallow's Day parade and festival in San Juan Capistrano, and then to the tide pools for low tide. We had dinner at Olamendi's followed by a campfire before we all crashed for the night. This morning we had another round of beach combing and then fish and chips at Jon's fish market in the harbor. These quick weekends are great for my blood pressure.

February 14, 2015

Full Hookup

January 21, 2015

Bolsa Chica

We've never been to Bolsa Chica State Beach before. It is a wide spot in the road, alongside the Pacific Coast Highway, with a dog-free ecological preserve across the way, and sandwiched in between Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Long Beach. After spending two nights there, we're converts, as long as it is a beach site and not the highway side.

There are campfire rings out on the beach, but that is a looong walk back to the campsite. Sherry used this one as a platform for dancing and watching the sunset. Both looked gorgeous!

It is possible to have a campfire at the campsite, but you have to bring your own fire ring and it has to be eight or more inches off the pavement. A couple cinder blocks and an old washer tub took care of that for us. The campsites have water and electric, and we got a couple dozen Los Angeles TV stations over the antenna, so Sherry's father, Art, joined us for dinner and watching the football game on Sunday. My folks and my brother came out for dinner and campfire on Saturday night.

Andy joined us for this trip and it was great having our boy join us for camping again. It has been a while, and it was great to have him back. He and Sherry love shopping in the little beach towns. We all liked touring the USS Iowa in the Port of Los Angeles.

Scooby hates camping so she stayed home. Maisie, however, loves camping and jumped into the RV as soon as I opened the door in the driveway. She is still a pup so there was some separation anxiety whenever we weren't all together, but she's figuring it out.

Bolsa Chica is a great base camp, and a safe place to crash for the night. We'll certainly be back.