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The Happiest Place on Earth

Morgan Quinn

Did you just burst with joy from reading this title? I sure did and I'm the one writing it. If you know me or follow me on Instagram you probably know I'm a Disney lover. If you are a human with a soul, YOU are probably a Disney lover. I've had a pass to Disneyland for two years now and have been many times prior to the pass. Most of my friends have passes which makes it an even better experience. My favorite ride in Disneyland is hands down Indiana Jones. I always wait for the front and lead my car as if we are actually in great danger. Maybe we are in danger who REALLY knows. My favorite ride in California Adventure is The Hollywood Tower of Terror because it makes me laugh till I cry and my boyfriends face is priceless.

I want to know what your favorite rides are and if you have a pass or are a Disney lover!!

Saturday morning beach adventure

Nicole Voris

 

 

Early on a Saturday morning we headed out.  That early there was little traffic, an unusual occurrence in Los Angeles.  

After an hour of driving through the Calabasas hills we arrived at the "hidden" beach. Hello El Matador!   It was still super foggy when we arrived around 9 am.  Hiking down a mix of steep trails and staircases we begin to see the rocks and boulders reaching out from the sand.

 

It was both stunning and creepy at the same time.  I couldn’t decide if it reminded more of the opening scene of a horror film or a romantic comedy.

 

Walking down the beach we navigated around rocks, boulders, and caves to come to our morning spot. 

 

In the next fifteen minutes the June gloom began to burn off revealing a new gorgeous scene.  This beach was so different from the other Los Angeles beaches I have been to.  Despite being surrounded by luxury homes, the boulders and caves block the view.  It gives you the impression that you are hundreds of miles away from civilization and only you and your fellow beach goers exist.  (The lack of Internet access probably contributes to this feeling.)

I feel lucky that I got to experience this gorgeous morning and am anxious to go back.  The ocean is healing to the soul.   If you get a chance to experience this beach try not to pass it up!!  Be sure to check the tide though, don't get stuck when it's high!