Day in Laguna Beach

(Yes. This post is out of order. I’ll catch up on the other vacation posts later).

After 4 days of “amusement” we really needed some relax and play-in-the-sun time. This year we decided to try out Laguna Beach. I don’t remember ever visiting this area before so it was fun to see someplace new. The town is cute with easy access to the beach. First we stopped at a shop next door for supplies and then we used them! For some reason Cara decided she wouldn’t wear her bathing suit.

We soaked in the sun, enjoyed the view, people-watched, snacked, and played.

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Sand got everywhere, of course.

After 3 hours, we still didn’t want to leave so we moved the car and extended our stay for another two. This night we picked up dinner and ate it in our hotel room in Mission Viejo. It was a great day.

Side Note: I used to worry about my very pale skin. As a teenager I’d lay out for days in my friend’s backyard rubbing baby oil repeatedly over me hoping that it would do the trick. Nope. I tried tanning beds once or twice. I hated it. Skin cancer runs in my family and it’s not pretty. I’ve tried the tanning lotions and they just look stupid and fake. My last option was to try the spray tanning at salons but I decided, “You know what? I just don’t care that much anymore.” I look the way I look and it’s just not worth it to me to stress about it. People may stare (and sometimes they do) but whatever. Even though I’m from Southern California I’ll never look like I am and that’s fine. So now I let myself get a few minutes tops of sun before I slather on the spf 1,000,000+ (or as high as I can get my hands on). I do the same for my family. PS: Remember a few years ago how FAR fake tanning went? Especially in Hollywood? Those people looked so orange and strange. I’m glad the trend has come away from that somewhat. Who knows, maybe in a few more years glowing white will be the new trend.

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