Meeting new travelers on the road is always a highlight of our Airstream trips. But we always know in the back of our mind that our time together will be short-lived. After our trip to the Eastern Sierras, the girls have been begging for some more play time with their little Airstream buddies, Lola and Hank, of Tin Foil House. So while they were making their way down the coast of southern California, we decided that a week together at San Onofre State Park in San Diego county would be a great idea.
As soon as we made it to the campground, they kids were jumping and running and playing like old pals.
It was pretty easy to get a spot during the week at the beginning of June. Booking the weekend was a little trickier but we snatched up a couple cancellations and it all worked out. The camping here is basically a parking lot with a few feet of dirt/sand for a fire pit and picnic table but the short walk to the beach is worth it.
On of the first things on the agenda is to eat at our favorite hole in the wall in town, La Tiendita. Oh and we might have eaten here about four times in the week we were here. That is not counting the massive leftovers from the super cheap family meal. So yeah, we love Mexican Food.
The short hike to the beach is a little tricky at times since the campground is located on the bluff.
But if 3 year old Mila who loves to say “I always like pick up” can do it, you can do it.
The campground is also right next to the army base and the train tracks. The first time you hear the train go by, it is a little startling but after a few times, you start to ignore it.
The kids loved the paved camping spot. Scooter chasing. All. Week. Long.
And Luka? He was dirty. All. Week. Long.
But the beach here is perfection.
Dan gets to surf. Ava gets to tell her stories.
Mila gets to scream that Luka is ruining her castle building. And Luka gets to be godzilla.
The kids really just enjoyed being together. So much so that we didn’t plan any activities. We just hung out and enjoyed each other’s company.
Oh and drank a few beers and made a few million s’mores.
Before we knew it, it was time to say good-bye once again to our traveling friends.
We are going to miss you guys!
And we will miss you too, Orbit.