Hop in the car and go with me
You don't have to pack everything
Don't you wanna feel the breeze?
And forget everything, baby
Let's Take A Ride, Justin Timberlake
Okay guys, the skies have been grey from smoke and the sun has been orange for days because of all the wildfires in California and I'm nowhere near the Butte or Big Sur fires. So let's hop in the car and take a trip. Who cares about work.
Let's hop into my (dream) car. A 67 Chevy Camaro SS convertible and take a trip to the ocean. I'll play some local boy Chris Issak's music and off we go.
Stop looking at the ocean for a minute! Do you see that sign? Way up in the tree. Cool.
Oh, that can't be good! Run, little guy, ruuuuun!
Pigeon Point Light House.
Okay, off to one of my favorite places. Bean Hollow State Beach. Bean Hollow or Pebble Beach (not to be confused with the golf course) is special because...
Just take a look for yourself. The whole beach is little smooth pebbles.
*nerdy science and random fact alert!
The pebbles on the beach are quartz chipped from an offshore reef, tumbled ashore, then wave-polished and rounded into small stones.
The holes in the rocks are called tafoni. It is created when water leaves behind mineral deposits that eat away at a rock with an inner layer that is softer than its exterior material.
Let's take a little hike and see the tide pools on the other side. You might want to empty your shoes because the little pebbles hurt your feet and trust me they are in your shoes. Also, because we love our state beach, we empty our shoes. Don't take the pebbles, I know it's hard they are really pretty and smooth and you need a souvenir but just don't. My kids tell me it's a two hundred dollar fine and right now California needs all the revenue it can get, they would probably search you, just to get some money.