6.29.2009

Beach Camping + Malibu

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For 3 days while camping we had to hike almost a mile to get to the beach. The State decided to put up a
stupidnice bird preserve right between the campgrounds and the ocean.

Hiking with children through the sand became much too tedious by the third day, so we packed it up and headed for a warmer and more accessible beachfront in Malibu.

There are always unknowns about going to the beach. Questions to be asked and answered:

Is it going to be cloudy?
Will it be warm?
Did we pack enough food?
Is there a bathroom nearby?
Do I totally protect my skin or try for that little tan I've been missing since I was 18?

...and Why in the world is that woman 30 feet from us laying topless?

Really? You are just going to camp yourself next to a group of 9 people and let it all hang out? I'm so confused.

Maybe because she saw my MaeMae without her top on the 30-something-year-old thought it was okay?

Yeah, totally not the same thing.

Anyway.

We found treasures.

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We exfoliated.

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We reconnected.

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and

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We just enjoyed the Pacific. All of us Gardiner's and this particular little one that is stealing my heart away daily.

Mmmm.

Ithe beach.

10 comments:

The Crew said...

That looks like such a good time! I could use a little visit to the beach. Right now I'm feeling for you and your Arizona heat- I'm melting here, and we don't quite hit the highs you guys get! Can't wait to see you soon!

Mrs. Blimes said...

hilarious! -topless lady at the beach...seriously???

ISBAM said...

Ooooh! What is it about these 2 year old faces that I just want to squeeze to death!!!! Looks like a fun trip!

The Brown Family said...

sounds like sooo much fun! We have the same swimsuit for Savana that you have for little A!

sheena said...

thank you for keeping your blog clean and censored.

...if only the beach were closer...

d said...

This looks so fun, I can't wait to check out the other side of the pacific later this month!

Saskia said...

Beautiful photos, as always!

It looks like you had a great time. I can't wait to get to the beach later this year... it will have been 1.5 years since the last sand between my toes!! Far too long!

Saskia x

banananutmeg said...

this is making me miss california! I miss the ocean. cute pics!

nicwoo said...

Maybe I should find us some bumper stickers that say:
"Hopeless Supporter of Big Blue Sky Eyes"
'Cause I've got some pairs at my house, and it is messing up those firm parenting skills I'm supposed to use.... sometimes.

Karen and Joe said...

awww the beach! Oh how i miss it! sounds like it was fun, work and adventurous with the Shangri la action going on right near you! Geesh! haha

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