Camp Pendleton to Oceanside

My host family (our daughter-in-law’s parents) drove me for the second day in a row – today going to the north gate of Camp Pendleton USMC Base. My I.D. and papers were in order, but in this day and age of heightened security you never know. My hope was to be able to walk bike-less,…

San Clemente to Camp Pendleton

Today’s route was entirely on side roads that paralleled I-5. At the end of mile 1 I transitioned onto a bike path leading to the Trestles – a busy, well-known surfing area. And yes, it really was busy. The path was filled with surfers – walking, biking and skateboarding out to the beach trail. Spotlights…

Dana Point to San Clemente

Perfect weather, perfect scenery, perfect company… I walked today with Monica – our daughter-in-law’s brother’s wife’s mom. If that sounds confusing, we just call them our ‘extended’ in-laws.  We’ve seen each other often at family gatherings over the years, but we’d never had one-on-one time together and it was a joy! Spotlights This Week: Always: Hope…

Corona Del Mar to Dana Point

Yesterday I hopped on the bus in Dana Point under a drizzling rain, but it was all over by the time I reached Corona Del Mar to start the walk. A friend in Dana Point said it drizzled off and on all day, and I could often see it on the horizon – but not…

Huntington Beach to Corona Del Mar

Saturday’s walk was one of sweet fellowship with my sister in Christ, Ingrid – it was very windy, and the aftermath of Friday’s storm was evident in the ‘sand dunes’ along the beach paths. They were mildly annoying for us, but the cyclists were having a really rough time of it. Again, I was thankful…

Long Beach to Huntington Beach

I took advantage of the good weather to get a day ahead. I drove to my end point at Huntington State Beach just south of the pier, intending to catch Bus #1 back to my start point – but the morning traffic was tough, so I was a little nervous about my timing. The bus…

Wilmington to Long Beach

Actually, I finished on the extreme south end of Long Beach, just a half mile from the Orange County line! In addition to Ingrid and Randall from yesterday, I added two new Sole Mates – Cecilia and Bruce, also from our church. Spotlights This Week: Always: Hope Chapel Missions Charity Spotlight: Focus on the Family Church Spotlight: Hope…