Checking in not 36 hours into a road trip down the Southern California coast.
We spent Thursday night and Friday morning in Laguna Beach. Pictured is the beach below Heisler Park.
Heisler is a landscaped park and walkway that serves as a kind of luxurious median strip between high density dwellings and the beach. Here's a statue at the north east corner.
Laguna Beach reminds us of Cannon Beach, Oregon. Only here there are eucalyptus trees, exotic flowers, and of course palm trees. Check out this tree with wet, peeling paper for bark.
Like Cannon Beach, this town has aggressive zoning, banning chain restaurants or at least their signage. The layout is on an easy scale to accept - you can see the entire town from the Pacific Coast Highway.
Last picture: a man who enjoyed sitting in the sunshine so much, he turned to stone.