i gotta work on that..
last week my lover boy had a day off work!
which never happens.
so naturally we took advantage of the day and went on a hike to the gorgeous Crystal Cove State Park. there's 3.5 miles of clean beach to catch some rays and 2400 acres of land to hike or horseback ride on.
it was SO fun to just get out in the fresh air, enjoy each other's company and get a little exercise in all at the same time.
in order to keep this state park clean and beautiful, there's a parking fee of $15. a little high but we were willing to pay it since this is probably the last time for a while we'll be able to do something like this. but when we reached the entrance we met one of the park rangers who noticed our Camp Pendleton sticker on our car. she then asked who in the car is currently serving and i said proudly "my husband" and she then said "go ahead and just drive on in, i won't charge you the $15. don't expect this every time..it's not the park's policy... but it's MY policy. thank you for serving!"
we graciously thanked her and while we continued on our way i looked over to charlie and i said "little things like that make you feel good for all your hard work, huh babe?" he smiled and said "yes." :)
while we started on the hike, we saw a ginormous swarm of bees that freaked me out. [look closely picture below and you'll see the bees] it was scarier in real life, k?! well..not to charlie. my macho man ;)
we took tons of other pictures..
checkin' out the tide pools
charlie made friends with a little squirrel
me bein' me!
this hermit crab switched shells after charlie snapped this picture!
lookin' good babe!
i highly recommend the trip to Crystal Cove.
fun times :)