Saturday, January 1, 2011

Last day of 2010

The better part of New Year's eve was spent like this.

The end of the trip. The trip can be summed up in 5 words: "When can we go back?!"

We didn't get any photos of Anu actually sledding down the dunes because we were having too much fun to stop and document it!

You can walk at the way to the sea if you want, but just seeing it from a distance is refresing.

There are slopes for all sizes and weights of people. Little Anu was fearless as long as he was in a lap of some sort. I was not fearless but the medium slopes were fine with me. Walking back up carrying Anu was the hardest part. Made me sound quite older than I am.

There are some good quad workouts on these dunes.

At first sight of the dunes, the kids took off in amazement!

Mana's very tall shadow on the sand, but couldn't help color it aquamarine for her.

We had so much fun at the dunes on New Year's Eve thanks to our friend Linda for showing us this spot. Directions to this place: Take Highway 1 south from Grande Ave in Grover Beach past butterfly trees, etc. Turn right on 22nd Street. It winds you through an agricultural field. Turn right at next dirt road (there are not other choices anyway) and drive through ranch. Park at first dirt parking lot on left near huge sign sayng horseback riding lessons. Walk up the road through an RV campground, and near top you will see trail that takes you immediately to these most beautiful most amazing dunes. No poison oak, not much of a hike. Splendid. Bring sleds.


Shawna said...

Thanks for sharing! I went there as a YW many years ago and had no idea how to get back. Looks like you all had a blast. Happy New Year!

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Gorgeous! And look how big Anu is getting. What cuties you have!