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He-Man and I spent a long week-end visiting my son Big Baby Boy and his fiancé the Dark Haired Beauty down in Southern California. They moved to a new apartment just before Christmas and one town over to San Clemente and we were looking forward to seeing the area, and their apartment.
The area is gorgeous, and their apartment and complex are really nice. They’re happy and we won’t worry about them anymore than normal which is a blessing!
On Saturday afternoon the Dark Haired Beauty and I spent an hour getting our nails done after we had a full, rich breakfast with the guys, and a walk around Dana Point Harbor.
We had a super rich dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse, and hoped to hike on Sunday morning but, we woke up to a rainy day. There was a break in the rain late Sunday afternoon so we high-tailed it to the Cristianitos Trail which is right in their neighborhood. From the trail-head to San Clemente Summit is only 1.4 miles. I stopped to take some photos on the way up.
Spring is in bloom there! I was so surprised to see Lupine this early in full bloom along the trail.
There were huge bushes of Pride of Madeira with new buds. I’d love to go back when they’re in full flower in a few weeks, but know that’s highly unlikely.
The southeasternish view. There are sandbags all over the trail to help keep it from eroding from rain runoff. The clouds were pretty great.
I stopped to catch the sun just before it dipped below the mountains.
From here we made the final push up the hill to the summit. The clouds blocked the sun so there was no color. The image is boring so I won’t share it. We hiked down in near darkness. Fortunately, I brought along my headlamp.
May I present Battle Cat. Big Baby Boy’s and Dark Haired Beauty’s Maine Coon.
He’s a little over a year old, and still has a few more years before he’s full grown. I didn’t realize this breed can get so BIG!
It took him a full day to approach me. I pretty much ignored him hoping that might bring him around. Once he figured I was okay he followed me everywhere, and slept with me for a few hours Sunday night. 🙂 He’s so soft, and cute. I wonder how big he’ll be the next time I see him?
I’m terribly behind reading blogs again. I’ll be catching up! Rain is forecast for Sunday. I’m sure to make headway then. 🙂
Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2017
More to come…