1. We biked every day. One day we rode north to San Clemente with our lunches. That was an ambitious trip for me. But I did it! The beach views were stunning and fortunately it was easy to be distracted from the many ups and downs of the bike trail by the scenery.
2. Camping just isn't camping without a campfire.
3. San Onofre is close to San Juan Capistrano which is about 20 miles north past San Clemente. We decided to tour the old California Mission San Juan Capistrano, famous for its faithful swallows. Years ago, we had visited the mission but we returned and spent several hours walking around the ruins, gardens, and museum listening to the audio tour guide. It's just an incredibly beautiful place.
4. The last evening we were at San Onofre, our youngest daughter MamaMia brought the two little ones up to camp overnight. Neither child had ever been camping, so they were very excited! What excited MamaMia most? (not really, but her enthusiasm was obvious!)
"Oh Daddy! Oh Daddy! Thank you for the booze!"
Note: MamaMia is an adult :) Nevertheless, I did 'card' her before allowing her to choose her own mini-drink. It ain't easy bein' a foster mom.
5. Is there anything more lovely than a beach sunset?
These were the highlights of Willow's Week. It was a great getaway and we returned to Willow's Cottage happy and contented (and a little bit dirty, smokey, and sunburned) and grateful for the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here is the link to Friday Fave Five on Susanne's blog Living to Tell the Story.