Ever since I was a little girl I've always loved the beach. The sound of the waves crashing, children splashing, the warmth of the sun, and the smell of the ocean water. Even the annoying seagulls that are always hovering over us trying to find scraps of food. I grew up in Long Beach and while the beach here is not quite "litter free" you still can get that nice relaxing feel amid the plastic bags and other debris that can occasionally wash up. It's not as bad as it once was mainly due to the community getting involved in the clean up process and clean up crews (mostly high school students) doing their part in keeping our beaches clean. On this particular day we decided to head over to Crystal Cove in Newport Beach. It was just pure heaven. Its clean and not that crowded, at least not on the day we went. The kids loved it. My mother-in-law Gilma and I spent most of our time under the umbrella just chatting away and snapping pictures of everyone. The kids and their uncle Kelvin tried body boarding but the water was just to dang cold. Still they were brave enough to get up to their waste.
Anywho..enjoy the pictures of our day at the beach. Ciao!