March 09, 2008

First Footprints

Early morning on the beach. The sun's angled rays cast a friendly pink glow to the foamy, misty waves. Only one set of footprints crosses the cream-colored sand.

Sycamore Canyon at sunrise.

We took a family camping trip to Sycamore Canyon in Point Mugu State Park. Participants included aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and friends, spread out across three adjacent campsites.

At night, half-asleep in the tent, I could hear the ocean waves in the distant, and the coyotes in the canyon. During the day, we walked to the beach, where the kids played in the sand. Dolphins and sea lions swam by. We went on a hike, and saw several lizards. "Lizards are prey," Ethan pointed out to us. "Prey have eyes on the sides of their heads. If they were predators, their eyes would be in front."

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