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October 18, 2020 - A Perfect Day in LA

October 18, 2020

It Was a Perfect Day in LA

 

Those who are not fond of LA might wonder about any day being perfect. I say it depends on your perspective and attitude.

 

Our day started out in Carlsbad with a rather murky sunrise over our canyon.

 

Sunrise in Carlsbad

"The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart" ~ Anthony T. Hicks

 

The trip to LA takes about 90 minutes these days - while there is plenty of traffic, with the pandemic it's been minus the major slowdowns in recent months - and we can easily do a roundtrip in a day. There have been times in the past where one way could be 2 1/2 to 3 hrs. with accidents and volume.

 

Ocean at Dockweiler State Beach in CA

 

The day was perfect - gorgeous weather in the upper 70s, no wind at the beach, and several hours spent with our 2 daughters, their husbands, and the 4 grandkids ages 3 (almost) to 9.

 

Kids seem to enjoy the beach no matter what they are doing, and it's always fun to watch them run, play, and explore, in and out of the water. There is always something fun to find at the beach...even something simple like seaweed.

 

Seaweed at Dockweiler State Beach

 

Dockweiler State Beach Playa del Rey CA

"All you need is a good dose of Vitamin sea" ~ unknown

 

Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey (just west of LAX - the airport - as it is fondly known) offers plenty of parking at this time of year, was not the least bit crowded so it was easy to have abundant space to ourselves.

 

Lifeguard Shack Dockweiler State Beach

We haven't been to the beach since the pandemic started, so it was such a treat, particularly so being there with family and on such a beautiful day.

 

Umbrellas helped with the bright sun, and there was plenty of food and room to spread out.  It WAS a perfect day! I even managed to stay off my phone most of the time (except coordinating a showing at my Carlsbad Village listing).

 

beach umbrella and blue sky

 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • October 20 2020 01:22AM
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