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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

One of my favorite childhood activities with a view!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

If you have a toddler running around your household through the camera lens might be your only peaceful solitary!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

Amazingly I was able to capture this photo while chasing my toddler on our visit to the San Clemente Pier! Again this is a great spot to take the little ones, or enjoy happy hour with a few of your closest friends.

Belongs on the Bucket List, Crystal Cove Beach

Leaving the delightfully yummy Ruby’s Shake Shack, and venturing down to the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages. By day an amazingly fun friendly kid zone, but around sunset it becomes a great spot to snuggle up with that special someone. The Beachcomber is an excellent spot for dinner and drinks. If it gets too cool dining on the deck overlooking the ocean views, then blankets are provided. Contact information for cottage reservations: ReserveAmerica.com and/or (800)444-7275 Store this information because after venturing over there for the day you will want to spend the night! NOTE that reservations are booked seven months out, and are done the first of each month at 8AM sharp!

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

This little treasure is one of San Diego County’s largest coastal wetlands nestled between Encinitas and Solana Beach. It includes an educational center (live animals included), guided nature trails, restrooms, drinking fountains, a fun scavenger hunt for the kids, and a breathtaking view. Entrance is free, and there was plenty of parking (although it was a very hot day). My toddler greatly enjoyed doing their scavenger hunt, and holding the rosy boa at the educational center. I highly recommend this one! It was free and fun… two words this single mama loves! Contact information: PO Box 230634 Encinitas, CA 92023-0634 (760)436-3944 http://www.sanelijo.org/welcome-san-elijo-lagoon-conservancy