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Operation Staycation

I love what I do but sometimes the obstacles that whistle past, make me want to bury myself. Lately it’s been a mixed bag, with family, projects, and business taking a lead role. Life has always had a way of throwing some serious curve balls. It’s all about the choices we make that decides how we’ll be along the way and who we’ll be afterward. For this round of cumbersome complications, I decided to create a plan. We needed to get out. However, due to our individual work loads, we wouldn’t be able to take too much time to do it so it had to be close. We were in need of a Los Angeles Staycation. 

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1. Find a beach.

2. Camp 

3. Celebrate Love

4. Make a timelapse

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Operation Beach Timelapse

In a flash, I packed up the car. Husband, dogs, camping gear, scotch, and food. In that order. We hit the road, traveling North down PCH, towards Leo Carrillo State Park and campgrounds. This staycation would be located just forty miles north of Los Angeles, off the Malibu coastline. Once camp was set, we crossed the street to catch the sunset. I quickly set up my MeFoto travel Tripod, Canon 5D Mark III, and my Canon Remote Trigger. I would be taking a series of exposures to later stitch together into a beach timelapse for us. That evening contained one of the most beautiful West-Coast sunsets I have ever laid my eyes on. I had my husband at my side and my fur babies at my feet. It was a great day of color, art, and reflection.

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It’s why I strongly believe in getting away for a day or two, to clear the head and relax the mind. The best way to do that, is to create a staycation. It’s also a great way to get to know your city and state better. We often take our own surroundings for granted. Why not explore them too? So the next time you get into that black cloud, I challenge you to book a staycation of your very own. When you do, let us know where you went! We’d love to hear all about it.