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Last weekend Todd, the baby, and I went down to San Diego.  On Saturday we visited my Great Aunt Joan (the last of her generation on my side of the family) and then went to Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach.  This is a beautiful unspoiled spot on the coastline and there are a lot of hiking trails amongst these very rare trees - they are the rarest conifer in North America.  Torrey Pines only grow here and on Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands.  I love their wispy branches and sturdy trunks as they cling to the seaside bluffs and lean away from the wind.  This was also the baby's first trip to the beach and he loved crawling around on the sand :)  We stayed until the sunset and then headed to the hotel.  



 



 



 



 



   



 



 



 



 





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On Sunday we went to the zoo!  Which, if you've ever been to the zoo, you know how much of a hike it can be to walk up and down its canyons...



 



 



 



 



 



 







 



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Fun!  I see you already know that your job is not to keep the kid clean and dry, but just to provide changes of clothes as needed!

PS--am I the only one for whom your vertical shots show up sidewise?


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Yeah, kids are supposed to get a little dirty - and not confined to a play pen!  He loved the sand :)

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Isn't that beach near Torrey Pines clothes optional??

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I guess - I heard that they were trying to shut it down.  Anyway, I've never seen anyone nude there, but then again I don't think I've ever been there during the summer :p

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Aha, according to Wikipedia the "nude portion" of the beach is a couple miles south of the parking area at Torrey Pines - more towards the glider port.  I don't think I've ever been there

"A 2-mile (3.2 km) walk south from the parking lot at the base of Torrey Pines State Reserve, along the steep cliffs, and past Flatrock will get you to Black’s Beach."


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