Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mono Lake California

Mono Lake
Mono lake is fed by freshwater streams running from the High Sierra mountains of California. There is no outlet for the lake and it's water is 2-3 times saltier than the ocean. The only life living in the lake are the 4-6 trillion brine shrimp. During the summer swarms of black alkali flies carpet the shoreline. You can book a two hour boat tour from the restored Tioga Lodge. Private tours are also available but must be booked in advance.
Mono Lake

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sea Caves at La Jolla

Sea Caves at La Jolla
The Cave Store on Coast Blvd. has a tunnel carved into Sunny Jim's cave and is the only La Jolla Sea Cave accessible by land. For a small fee you can climb down the 144 steps and view the Pacific Ocean from inside the cave. Kayaks can also be rented by the more adventurous visitors. Book a La Jolla Caves kayak tour

Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines State Reserve
Torrey Pines State Preserve is visited by travelers from all over the world and by local residents who just want to enjoy a day trip. Torrey Pines Reserve protects Southern California's vanishing coastal wilderness. Torrey Pines State Reserve

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Morro Bay

Morro Bay
This central coast town famous for it's giant rock is just a short drive away from Hearst Castle. There are many interesting things to do right in town with it's many shops and restaurants. Boat and kayak rentals are available to explore the estuary. The Morro Bay Natural History Museum is located in the Morro Bay State Park. The central coast wine country surrounds this fishing village. Morro Bay

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Mile Square Park

Mile Square Park
Three golf courses, Tennis, Basketball, and just about any sports you can think of can be found at this urban park. Located right in the center of Orange County, Mile Square Park is a great destination for your work out or a stroll with the family. There are Plenty of shady trees to have a picnic under or use one of the many covered shelters.
Mile Square Park