We Went To Laguna Beach

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Helaine and I spent Monday afternoon/evening in Laguna Beach. It’s only 20 minutes away, but a world apart as far as cost of living is concerned!

Part of what gives the town its charm and distinctive look is the proximity of the Laguna Hills (“The Hills”) where houses look like they’re stacked on top of each other. And, of course, there’s that beautiful beach.

I figured something was wrong when we got a parking spot at a meter right at the beach. There’s a three hour limit which brought us past 7:00 PM, the end of parking restrictions. I’m never that lucky!

IMG_7090 laguna beachThere’s a new activity at the water’s edge: tightrope walking. Sure, it’s a short line, but it’s really difficult (I’m told… I’d never do it). Next time I’ll shoot video so you can see the contortions necessary to stay on the line.

It’s a fun place. We did some window shopping then caught dinner outside in a little bistro.

By the way, the priciest home on the real estate agent’s wall was a little south of $20 million! One can dream.

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5 thoughts on “We Went To Laguna Beach”

  1. Geoff,
    thanks for sharing Laguna Beach, today with us. Amazing what 40 years did to an area that was once a quiet and beautiful piece of natural beauty. There used to be a big art show there on the beach–I think in the spring. They had some paintings like I have never seen again—but 40 yrs ago–$400. was a lot of money–especially when a 2 week paycheck for an RN working in any hospital was under $200. Anyhow, I sure don’t think “The Hills” are beautiful, anymore. The beach, is timeless and still looks serene.
    You didn’t tell us any more about the parking meter—so what happened–hope you didn’t get ticketed! B

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