Monday, May 11, 2009

WE WENT CAMPING AT LEO CARILLO STATE PARK FOR MOTHER'S DAY

Leo Carillo is a beachside camping spot in Malibu just a short walk down the beach from where Sarah's Grandparents used to own a beach house.









Somebody swallowed a watermelon seed!!!




This is the old beach house where Sarah came as a little girl before the State took it away.





I don't think my pictures do it justice, but the driveway up out of the old beach house was an engineering feat on par with the great wall of china.

Sarah's Grandfather, Umpa, bought the spot when it was just a hillside going down to the beach, and over the years built the houses and driveway. It's a sad story that the State took a place with so many memories attached to it and where they had invested so much time and energy down through the years.

Part of the reason, as I understand it, to seize the house was to deprivatize the beach, but now the state rents the houses to state employees and bars the public from going down there. Doesn't that burn your biscuits?



The kids were excited to see this! The man was reeling it in just as we came back down to the beach.
Here he is giving it a push back into the ocean.
A sandy crab.





Bowden found a couple of ratty looking seagull feathers, which he used to try and fly with.



It didn't work.

2 comments:

Spritely0 said...

My biscuits are so burned!

And I can't wait for Father's Day!

sarah said...

Why?

I love this post.