California Road Trip: Donuts & the Beach Family Tradition
I’ve been camping with my family since I was about three years old and my husband is a camper too, so camping has always been something we’ve done ever since we’ve gotten together. And that didn’t change when Jax came along. Luckily he loves the outdoors as much as we do! Every first of the month, a group of us (three families) get on the phone and plan our next camping trip for six months out…usually we try to get a campground at, or very near, the beach. Our main reason for this? So we can have donuts on the beach!
At least one of the mornings…let’s be real, it’s most of the mornings…while we’re camping we hit up the local donut shop, grab a selection of donuts and coffee and head to the beach. The kids play, stopping only for a bite of donut and the adults sip coffee, munch donuts and watch the kids make memories. It’s our tradition. It will be our tradition for as long as we’re able to camp. And I hope it will become Jax’s tradition when he’s planning his own camping trips. I think he’s pretty hip to the idea already 😉
Donut shop – Surfin’ Donuts Coffee House – 1822 S. El Camino Real San Clemente, CA 92672 (They have blueberry fritters on Sundays!) – 949-492-1249
Campground – San Mateo Campground – 830 Cristianitos Rd. San Clemente, CA 92672 – reservation made through www.reserveamerica.com
Camping, exploring and getting dirty…three of Jax and Milisa’s favorites things! Making memories though is top priority. Knowing little ones grow up way too fast, Milisa tries to make as many memories as she can with Jax. And that usually means making memories in the great outdoors as a family…and with framily. Milisa is getting her teaching credential and currently in the student teaching phase, which is the last leg of her teaching credential. After having Jax, she realized how absorbent little minds were and wanted to make an impact. Milisa also has fun incorporating her love of adventuring with her love of creating - follow her on Instagram @adventurecreates. See what she’s up to over at her other IG handles - @milisalin and @lovewithflarephotography.