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Day trip to San Clemente

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The first thing I think about when I hear the name San Clemente is “The Western White House.” But that was during Richard Nixon’s presidency which dates me–and by the way, his sprawling beachfront estate was on the market for $65 million last year. I don’t know if it sold. San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 64,000, less than 75 miles (120 km) from my home in Culver City.

I met friends at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to hop on the Amtrak train for the journey to the San Clemente Pier. Our first order of business was to eat lunch–always the most important element of any adventure for me. Breakfast or dinner are also acceptable.

We sat at the end table on the corner overhanging the ocean–like being on a cruise ship!

View of the coastline looking south towards San Diego

I liked the contrast of the red umbrellas against the blue sky and ocean

This bird was getting impatient: “Where’s my take-out order?”

Are we in Fiji or Southern California?

Some nice cloud formations that day to make an interesting background for the palm trees

When I arrived home that evening I felt like I’d been on a week’s vacation. Always good to get out of town even if it’s for a few hours.

Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

7 thoughts on “Day trip to San Clemente

  1. Sounds like fun! Yes, always food!

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  2. I’m in the “dates me” category too, Roslyn. πŸ™‚ Great photos!

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  3. Hi Roslyn,

    Love your blog!

    A while back, I believe you may have mentioned some concerns regarding the block vs classic WordPress editors. The block version is opaque and inefficient, so I use a link similar to this one to create blog posts using the classic version:

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    Bobbi

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    • Thanks so much bo! I am attempting to get back to WordPress as I miss my blog too–and all the other wonderful bloggers! Life keeps throwing up obstacles–both good and bad. But I keep hoping…

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