Life in Orange County does not suck!
I have a secret (or not so secret) spot I like to go to. It's a small beach with protected tide pools. The most people I've ever seen there are about 10 other groups (usually there are no more than 10 people total). My son and I have seen all kinds of amazing and fascinating things there. We even saw a whale spouting once!
This photo is over a year old, but still one of my favorites!
This one was taken yesterday.
Here's a picture of D and his best buddy R.
Usually we pick up trash as we leave the beach. That's what they've got in their buckets. Lots of people like to visit our beaches, but don't respect them like we do. In order to give back to this coveted place and to the creatures who reside there, we pick up bits of trash. I think it's a really important lesson for me to teach my son, in hopes that he regards the ocean with as much respect as I do.
I could spend countless hours staring into these miraculous pools! It's our secret spot, so I can't tell you where it is. However, if you are planning a trip to OC and you ask really nicely, I might just tell you.