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.