Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Overlooking Where My Parents Got Engaged: Corona Del Mar

 After visiting Balboa Island on February11th  my Mom wanted to head up the coast to watch the sun set over the ocean.  We talked about Corona Del Mar, which is apart of Newport Beach, I believe, and I plugged it into Google Maps.  This also happens to be the place my Dad proposed to my Mom.  I've never been, but right before their 30th anniversary I interviewed both of them and typed up their dating/proposal story for a scrapbook I put together.  My Dad proposed on the rocks; He was so nervous about dropping the ring and losing it.  Thankfully that didn't happen and my Mom said yes, all at sunset (which is a story in itself).

Google Maps took us to the overlook area which is where a lot of homes are with no official parking, just everyone trying to find a space to parallel park.  We were very lucky to have found a spot while driving around only a few minutes.

The sunset was beautiful.

After the sun descended my nieces wanted to go down to the water.  We only had a few minutes of daylight, so my Mom stayed above, giving us only 15 minutes, and off the three of us ran towards Little Corona Beach.  I read about it online before the trip and wanted to see it, as the pictures reminded me a lot of the Central Californian coast, which is my favorite.

 When we got down there were a few other people enjoying the beach.  Some men had fishing polls set up, lines still in the ocean.

The nieces wanted to play in the sand.  I had to hurry them up, so they quickly played, and then they wanted to go play in the water.  That wasn't an option, so I let them throw sticks in the ocean instead.  My 5 year old niece insisted on using a giant piece of drift wood.  It was pretty funny.

Going down to the ocean and back took longer than 15 minutes, but it was so worth it.

How can you visit a beach and not walk on the sand!!??

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