Category Archives: beach

Stingray Shuffle

So there is a price to pay for warm and glassy beautiful ocean waters. During my forest kindergarten promo class this week, a woman was stung by a stingray, and spent a good part of an hour crying and being … Continue reading

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Summer Visit, Instagrammed

My sister was here for ten days with my two nieces, and I feel pretty sure that it was the highlight of my summer. With a highlight like that, I need the rest of the summer to recover anyway. Our … Continue reading

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Have shovel, will dig

Some people go to the beach for long walks. Some go to watch the sun set or to look for migrating gray whales. Not my family. We go to the beach to dig. Last week, my husband made a bit … Continue reading

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Grunion Run 2011 or How I Found Myself on the Beach at Midnight Chasing Fish

It’s grunion season. Grunion are little silvery fish who like to ride high tides up the sand, mate, lay eggs, and then flop back into the sea. We happen to live near beaches where this happens. Since the grunion like … Continue reading

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Another birthday train ride…

Aiden turned six on Monday – and he wanted the same train adventure that his sister had had for her birthday the previous month. We took the same Amtrak line south from Irvine, but stopped in Solana Beach for pizza … Continue reading

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Bangkok to Beaches

Our holiday to the beach was fabulous. Sue did all the planning (thanks Sue!) and so we took a “VIP Taxi” (a privately-owned minivan taxi) from the house all the way to the hotel door at Hua Hin, which was … Continue reading

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the beach

I am in Laguna; it feels great to be away from the desert and my office! It’s cloudy, which I normally love, but it also means chance of rain and apparently when it rains you should stay away from the … Continue reading

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