Next up: Unpacking… ugh!
This was a crazy trail. It's all about what's called crossbedded sandstone, warm and smooth. Hiking down the wonderful, but somewhat daunting, wind-sculpted sandstone trail, surrounded by intricate swirls and towering plateaus, we were awed by the reddish-hued rock. The trail was carved from and into sandstone -- there are no handrails, presenting some scary moments! Watch your step. (Walking sticks helped a lot.)
At Disneyland with Lyn and Alan. Dinner with Matt and Jen, Melissa and Evan at Umami. Me and Matt with Maggie & Sophie.
Surfers at Laguna. Sparkling day on the ocean. With friends, Karen and Welton.
California Adventure. The Disney camera shot of Matt, me, Jimmy plunging down Splash Mtn at the end of the ride in Disneyland - Jimmy got soaked. Look at those faces! (enlarge photo)
Oh, we made the rounds in LA/Orange County – Had a blast at Disneyland two days in a row (yeow, on the feet!), shopped at The Grove and Beverly Center, dinners out with friends, dinner in (very delish meatloaf, Matt), visits with long-time friends, Whole Foods and the Farmer’s Mkt across from Park La Brea, even historic Olvera Street, plus another long bike ride on the beach path toward Santa Monica, and a short ocean-front walk at Heisler Park in lovely Laguna Beach. Like Energizer bunnies, we kept on going! Above all, we hung out with #1 son, Matt, and enjoyed his company. Wish we could’ve seen more of Jen, but she is 100% involved in nursing school (you go, girl!). Weather was sunny, tho 90+ a couple of the days (whew!), but better that than a chill rain. Loved it all, didn’t even mind the freeways much. Love You, Matt! Till next time….
Now it’s time to point our RV toward the East and head for home.