we spent our first full day in california at the beach, of course! the weather here right now is killer. 80 degrees, even at the beach?! i don’t know how or why i ever left this place! but i’m glad i did or else i’d never have met riley ;) anyway, we started by driving up the coast with the windows down to sycamore canyon to hike the la jolla canyon trail. which, along with sycamore canyon, was burned to a crisp in the wildfires earlier this year :( it was pretty sad. it looked very apocalyptic. but it was also amazing to see the trees stripping their burned bark to start growing again and new green leaves popping up everywhere.
^^^we went to smash burger for lunch, wearing t-shirts and shorts and eating outside! in the winter!! i have no words.
^^^this little guy growing out of burned cactus. how amazing.
^^^the waves were acting pretty crazy so we watched them for a while before hiking up the big sand dune on the other side of pch. it was not easy climbing up that thing, but it was worth it!
^^^excuse the shadow from my arm ;) we watched the sunset up here and it was the best. i love this home of mine so much.