Living most of my life near the California coast, I am grateful for having access to a beach in any direction. I recently found another gem in Dana Point, California, where my friends and family spent a beautiful day at Salt Creek Beach.

It would have been too easy to give into all the doubt and to come up with all of the excuses why it wouldn’t happen; yet, it was the affirmation, repeated day in and day out, completely believing that I would be eating hot dogs and drinking a Stone Brewery stout at Petco, that pretty much kicked off this journey. It was Petco Park or Bust, and I HATE losing.