To celebrate the end of summer, we went on a short overnight trip to El Capitan State Beach, just north of Goleta/Santa Barbara. We left after church on Sunday. Our first stop was for lunch at Porto’s in Burbank. This was our first time eating in. As usual, it was a madhouse.
Chicken sandwich with plantain chips
Medianoche cubano sandwich for the kids.
Steak torta—so good! Definitely recommend this one. I think the guacamole makes it.
D set up the tent in record time. Our campsite was quite spacious. The weather was nice, since we were right by the beach. (I really wish it would cool down here, though).
After setting up, we drove down to the beach, since we weren’t sure how far it was. Turns out it was really close!
We kept dinner simple—hot dogs (Oscar Mayer Angus, without nitrates—pretty good), chips and baby carrots.
We tried s’mores over the camp stove and were half-way successful. The marshmallows need to be really close to the flame, but if you get too close, they catch fire easily.
I convinced everyone to walk down to the beach for a post-dinner stroll.
n, the photobomber