The Coast of San Juan Capistrano

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Now that we have your attention, we are glad your here. Today we wake up thinking about one of the greatest things the west coast has to offer. Isn’t it strange how all some men think about is ice cream?
Now that we have your attention, we are glad your here. Today we wake up thinking about one of the greatest things the west coast has to offer.
Isn’t it strange how all some men think about is ice cream?
The Alarm beeps and directs our attention to the fact that day, is well under way, and it is a beautiful one at that. One has to love February!
The Alarm beeps and directs our attention to the fact that day, is well under way, and it is a beautiful one at that. One has to love
February!
To get to San Juan Capistrano from Wilderness Lakes Thousand trails stay on Newport road until you hit hwy 74 going over the big hill behind the lake.  We had  a little trouble getting there. It looks like they struck oil and commenced to drilling right in the middle of the road! These Californians don’t waste a minute when it comes to oil. That Mobile station in the background has to be pleased as punch. He will never need to get fuel trucked in again. Doubt he will be nice enough to pass the savings on to us.
To get to San Juan Capistrano from Wilderness Lakes Thousand trails stay on Newport road until you hit hwy 74 going over the big hill behind the lake. We had a little trouble getting there. It looks like they struck oil and commenced to drilling right in the middle of the road! These Californians don’t waste a minute when it comes to oil. That Mobile station in the background has to be pleased as punch. He will never need to get fuel trucked in again. Doubt he will be nice enough to pass the savings on to us.
We finally started up the goat trail they call Hwy 74, and found a view-point just shy of the top, which enables us to stop and get this photo of Lake Elsinore.  We had young man who lives in the area guiding us today. He did not understand our attraction the view, and thought we were kind of silly. That is very common with young people who grow up in an area.
We finally started up the goat trail they call Hwy 74, and found a view-point just shy of the top, which enables us to stop and get this photo of Lake Elsinore. We had young man who lives in the area guiding us today. He did not understand our attraction the view, and thought we were kind of silly. That is very common with young people who grow up in an area.
He did just like we asked though, and got us to the beach. We are in a resort / park area just south of San Juan Capistrano on the Pacific Coast Highway.  Parking alongside the road is free, but the walk to the beach is best done by the young at heart. Two days later, and I am still recovering. :)
He did just like we asked though, and got us to the beach. We are in a resort / park area just south of San Juan Capistrano on the Pacific Coast Highway. Parking alongside the road is free, but the walk to the beach is best done by the young at heart. Two days later, and I am still recovering. 🙂

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Holly stayed home to work today. So it’s just John Sarah, and Athena, and a ghost writer.
Holly stayed home to work today. So it’s just John Sarah, and Athena, and a ghost writer.
The ocean so far reminds me of the Atlantic sitting there doing nothing. In fact I questioned the fact, and thought we might have found a big bay.
The ocean so far reminds me of the Atlantic sitting there doing nothing. In fact I questioned the fact, and thought we might have found a big bay.
No sooner than I made the comment about the ocean being calm, it decided to prove otherwise.
No sooner than I made the comment about the ocean being calm, it decided to prove otherwise.

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We realized we had no plans for supper, and Athena thought she had better try her hand at fishing.
We realized we had no plans for supper, and Athena thought she had better try her hand at fishing.
Nothing surfaced after the rock she tossed, so she tried another.
Nothing surfaced after the rock she tossed, so she tried another.
They guy in this boat, thought she looked a mite serious, and decided that she won, and could have the waters as her own and left.
They guy in this boat, thought she looked a mite serious, and decided that she won, and could have the waters as her own and left.
This guy was undisturbed and continued fishing his way. It did not look like any one was having any luck. He looked like we was within her throwing range, and suggested that maybe we used the rock for hunting rather than fishing.  Athena wasn’t willing to take the bird, claimed she does not know how to cook pelican. I told her we could just Google it. There are instructions on the internet for everything now days. I could not get John. Sarah or Athena to fetch me that bird, and I was getting Hungry!
This guy was undisturbed and continued fishing his way. It did not look like any one was having any luck.
He looked like we was within her throwing range, and suggested that maybe we used the rock for hunting rather than fishing. Athena wasn’t willing to take the bird, claimed she does not know how to cook pelican. I told her we could just Google it. There are instructions on the internet for everything now days.
I could not get John. Sarah or Athena to fetch me that bird, and I was getting Hungry!

 

 

Athena pointed out all those RV’s and said if we got that bird, we would have to share with all them. She was right, it just would not be worth the time, there would be none left for us.
Athena pointed out all those RV’s and said if we got that bird, we would have to share with all them. She was right, it just would not be worth the time, there would be none left for us.

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John had a better idea, directed us to restaurant called Farrell’s.  The food there is so good that they set food on the table in front of you while pounding a drum, and singing songs of loudest praise over  it. We were not sure if we were supposed kneel down and worship it, or eat it. Sarah seemed to feel rather guilty about eating one their gods.

She soon got over it, and found that it made for a great supper. I of course indulged my self in a rocky road Sunday. John’s mother on the other hand would have been very proud of him had she been here.

He was a very responsible young man, and ordered Mashed potatoes, chicken and veggies. When they got table, they were freezing  cold!   (Just between you and me, I don’t think they used real potatoes. Don’t tell any one I said this, it will be our secret.)
He was a very responsible young man, and ordered Mashed potatoes, chicken and veggies. When they got table, they were freezing cold!
(Just between you and me, I don’t think they used real potatoes. Don’t tell any one I said this, it will be our secret.)
Back at camp, we show you another reason to love the south in the winter. Many places in north, could only use this as Ice rink this time of year.
Back at camp, we show you another reason to love the south in the winter. Many places in north, could only use this as Ice rink this time of year.
Holly is out playing ball with some people she found here at the park. Whats not to like about California?
Holly is out playing ball with some people she found here at the park. Whats not to like about California?
 Even if your name is Pollyanna, and your oblivious to politics, and taxes, their traffic will get your attention! No sense in writing all day, it has been in the low 70′s all week, but they say the weather is dropping into the 50′s and 60′s again tomorrow.  I am going to enjoy the weather before it runs off. Good Evening and Good Night….

Even if your name is Pollyanna, and your oblivious to politics, and taxes, their traffic will get your attention!
No sense in writing all day, it has been in the low 70′s all week, but they say the weather is dropping into the 50′s and 60′s again tomorrow. I am going to enjoy the weather before it runs off.
Good Evening and Good Night….
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