Corona Del Mar, California – A Beautiful Evening

Okay, more from Chicago later because now I am in CALIFORNIA and too excited to share what I have been up to so far. One of the best parts of being here is the fact that I left right when the snow started in Chicago. So I win! (If you couldn’t tell I am not the biggest fan of winter and snow.)

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As soon as I got here, I knew I wanted to go to the beach. So I planned a bonfire for the very next day, which is one of my favorite things to do. For this, so far I have found that Corona Del Mar Beach is the best. It’s located in a residential area and not too crowded.

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There are several pits located on the sand to make bonfires.

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For a bonfire you need: coals (and or wood but in Corona Del Mar you aren’t allowed to bring wood and I don’t know why because wood makes a better and bigger fire), lighter fluid, lighter, and a whole bunch of snacks like chips, cookies and s’mores! Don’t forget skewers for s’mores because it’s rare that you will find sticks laying around the beach.

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We usually arrive at the beach before the sunset so we can watch that because nothing beats those California beach sunsets.

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Trying to spell Cali (the struggle is real…)

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Close enough…

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Then, when we are satisfied enough with our sunset pictures we start the bonfire!

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Honestly, if you have not done this in California, you need to. There is something about sitting around a fire, eating junk, laughing with friends and playing music (I’d suggest bringing Bluetooth speakers to connect to your phones or iPods) that is so magical.


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