October 18, 2020 - A Perfect Day in LA

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

October 18, 2020

It Was a Perfect Day in LA

 

Those who are not fond of LA might wonder about any day being perfect. I say it depends on your perspective and attitude.

 

Our day started out in Carlsbad with a rather murky sunrise over our canyon.

 

Sunrise in Carlsbad

"The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart" ~ Anthony T. Hicks

 

The trip to LA takes about 90 minutes these days - while there is plenty of traffic, with the pandemic it's been minus the major slowdowns in recent months - and we can easily do a roundtrip in a day. There have been times in the past where one way could be 2 1/2 to 3 hrs. with accidents and volume.

 

Ocean at Dockweiler State Beach in CA

 

The day was perfect - gorgeous weather in the upper 70s, no wind at the beach, and several hours spent with our 2 daughters, their husbands, and the 4 grandkids ages 3 (almost) to 9.

 

Kids seem to enjoy the beach no matter what they are doing, and it's always fun to watch them run, play, and explore, in and out of the water. There is always something fun to find at the beach...even something simple like seaweed.

 

Seaweed at Dockweiler State Beach

 

Dockweiler State Beach Playa del Rey CA

"All you need is a good dose of Vitamin sea" ~ unknown

 

Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey (just west of LAX - the airport - as it is fondly known) offers plenty of parking at this time of year, was not the least bit crowded so it was easy to have abundant space to ourselves.

 

Lifeguard Shack Dockweiler State Beach

We haven't been to the beach since the pandemic started, so it was such a treat, particularly so being there with family and on such a beautiful day.

 

Umbrellas helped with the bright sun, and there was plenty of food and room to spread out.  It WAS a perfect day! I even managed to stay off my phone most of the time (except coordinating a showing at my Carlsbad Village listing).

 

beach umbrella and blue sky

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Kathy Streib
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Hi Jeff- glad to see that you were able to get out and enjoy the sun and the beach!  Our traffic here has picked up since we opened up but no complaints from me. 

Oct 19, 2020 07:16 PM #1
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Kathy Streib 

It really was a wonderful day, for many reasons. The time with family is so precious these days.

Jeff

Oct 19, 2020 07:33 PM #2
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You made some very good points there my friend but most of them would make everyday special to me no matter where I was. The lure of Southern California usually wins out though 

Happy Monday evening Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Oct 19, 2020 08:07 PM #3
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Very true - it certainly could be anywhere.

Have a great week!

Jeff

Oct 19, 2020 10:17 PM #4
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 Morning Jeff.

Any day at the beach is a good day.  This week is going to be exciting for me.  Hiring a new agent today

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Hi Jeff, great photos. Any day we can put down the phone for a while is a good day :)

Oct 20, 2020 02:08 AM #6
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What lovely photos, Jeff. I felt as if I was right there with you. And I loved this quote, which I hadn't previously heard:

"All you need is a good dose of Vitamin sea" ~ unknown

Oct 20, 2020 04:42 AM #7
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That sounds like a perfect day to me and I really enjoyed all of the pictures you shared!

Oct 20, 2020 06:38 AM #8
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Good morning Jeff. Beautiful photographs. Make me miss the ocean even more.

Oct 20, 2020 07:12 AM #9
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James Dray  Oh I agree with you there.

Congrats on the new agent - hope the onboarding goes well.

Jeff

Oct 20, 2020 07:38 AM #10
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Realtyna Inc  So very true. Thanks for stopping by.

Thank you for the kind words Nina Hollander  I liked that quote myself - and it was new to me as well.

Jeff

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Thanks Brian England 

It would have been wonderful even without great weather, but that was a treat!

Jeff

Oct 20, 2020 07:41 AM #12
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Rocky Dickerson 

Thank you for the kind words. I get that! We lived in MN for a couple of years and it was hard to not be near the beach, even though there are abundant lakes there.

Jeff

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Jeff,

So glad you had a perfect day in LA.  I am looking forward to taking walks on the beach this week.  A

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Jeff no matter what the day is like it is a PERFECT DAY when it is spent with the grandkids!!!

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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

I hope your walks on the beach are perfect!

And congratulations surpassing the 5 million point milestone.

Jeff

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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - This is why we do what we do so that we can spend quality time with our families and grandkids.  I am glad you had such a wonderful day. I do miss SoCal beaches.

Oct 20, 2020 05:18 PM #17
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So true Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

I have missed not going to the beach, but thankfully have had other family time.

You certainly have a different kind of beauty to enjoy!

Jeff

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Jeff, that does look like a great day, and I haven't been to LA in years!   I heard the traffic is awful.

Oct 21, 2020 06:03 AM #19
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Joan Cox 

No doubt LA has a reputation for ugly traffic...and I have certainly experienced it plenty of times.

Jeff

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