The obligatory windshield view. There's just something totally cool looking at the ocean while you're sitting on your couch having your morning coffee. A view like this would be several million dollars in this neck of the woods. I'll take it for $40 a night, thank you.
Mike and Jama took us to neighboring Carlsbad, CA for a walk along the beach on their fitness trail. It goes on for a long way, overlooking the usual southern California beach scene of surfers, volleyball courts and families just enjoying the day.
I was beginning to wonder if the Marines would put on one of their parades. The morning we were heading out, they didn't disappoint. Here they are in their amphibious armored personnel carriers, heading past the campground and out to the exercise area. Pendleton is enormous, and they practice doing all kinds of Marine Corps stuff out there. I'm just glad they carved out a piece of beach for recreation.
Jama took Laurie out for a girl's day, and Laurie snapped this perfect rose picture. It seems plants grow like crazy out here if you only water them. That's the rub though, not a lot of water to go around.