From the sacred to the seaside

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In our wanderings around the pier at San Clemente we came upon a street indicating the way to botanical gardens.   There to our great delight was a gorgeous historical marker for the first baptism in the area.   With great anticipation we headed toward the entry only to find the gardens had just closed for the day.  There were, however, many lovely plants and architectural features worthy of note: large waxy yellow flowers that looked  straight from the Tiki hut ride at Disneyland; beautiful windows;  a keyhole front entry door.  Very Alice In Wonderlandish; lovely lamps; and a coral tree.  This is definitely a place worthy of a second look at.

Later, I did get great shots of the life and activities around and under the  San Clemente pier.  The wind was kicking up spray from the curling waves.

Labor Day fun at the lake

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It was amazingly calm and the boat traffic almost zero on the lake today.  A perfect day for playing on the shore and water skiing.  Kris got in the water first with each of the two older kids to help them get up for their first time on real kid skies.  They gave it their best shots but the water was pretty cold and it wasn’t so easy so we tried getting Kris and Adam up together but that wasn’t a good fit so Adam got up on his wake board then he drove the boat so Ken could take his turn on skies.  Perfect!

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Skiing was definitely a hair raising experience!  lol.

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Then, between runs, this adorable amphibian boat “drove” by.  Isn’t that so great?!!!

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Then this biker made his way around the lake.  Must be quite a work out.

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