I can’t lie: I had a rough time in June. There was stuff going down in my personal life, and certain work matters (really, haven’t you been reading here?) had occasionally gotten to me. It was time to “push the reset button”, so I did. Here are some of my favorite “reset button” moments.
I sea it more clearly now.
For a week, I ventured along one of my favorite places in the world: The California coast. Last Friday happened to be the hottest day on record for much of Southern California, so my dad and I landed in Huntington Beach for the day.
Cruising down PCH…
Shortly after I arrived, I knew it was time to honor a long-held tradition to check out the summer art festivals in Laguna Beach. And of course, I checked out the beach while there.
On July 4, we needed to honor America’s birthday in a cooler setting… So we did. San Clemente is on the southern tip of Orange County, just north and west of Camp Pendleton. It’s famous for President Richard Nixon’s La Casa Pacifica coastal compound, and for the perfect waves that form on the other side of the train tracks. Funny enough, the founder of Surfer Magazine once lived right next door.
Last Saturday, we stopped in Oceanside. Even when I lived in San Diego many moons ago, I only passed through the area. This time, I actually stopped to smell the salty air and feel the big waves. We also walked the pier, one of the longest on the West Coast.
I hope you appreciate these scenes from my sojourn. I’ll be back on my regular beat and schedule next week, so hang in there for a few more days. I’ve needed this little break, but I’ll be back in full force soon. Stay tuned.