La Jolla Tide Pools (Simple Pleasures)

10 Aug

Joy of life

Finding pleasure in a simple trip

La Jolla Tide Pools

La Jolla, California

My family and I are so blessed to be living in one of the most beautiful cities in America,  San Diego, California.  There really is no reason for us not to find a great place to go to on any given day.  This makes for any outing an opportunity to find simple pleasures just as we did at the La Jolla Tide Pools.

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What a day of beautiful weather, amazing views and God’s nature. Although we had our hurdles at the beginning of the trip with Rockford refusing to leave the car without his socks and shoes, the majority of the trip was filled with discovering and exploring for the boys, my husband and myself.

As we made our way around the tide pools, we could look across and see the crashing waves hit the rocks and make beautiful splashes. Rocco was mesmerized by the flock of birds that flew in the sky every which way. He kept looking up and pointing and them with full amusement. He didn’t hesitate to lean over the limestone to touch the little fish filled waters pools. When Rockford finally came to appreciate the beach, he too took park in playing in the waters with Rocco, scratching the sands to make patterns on it, and getting in the water by himself from the knees down.

Seeing my kids delight in nature was fulfilment for me. I love witnessing my children discovering, learning and exploring. I know this is the way God created us with that innate ability of seeking knowledge in order for us to seek Him and know His knowledge. Giving our children the opportunity to cultivate this is important and necessary. Today it might be discovering the different kinds of fish and rocks, but tomorrow it will be to seek Truth and be led to Jesus Christ and learn His knowledge.

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. –2 Corinthians 4:6

This trip was definitely a bigger trip than we anticipated, with regards to the amount of knowledge we would gain from it. It is amazing how much beauty and joy is out there just waiting to be ventured upon. Our heavenly Father appreciate’s beauty and made us to appreciate it like Him and therefore has given us so much to experience in this life, so go out and live it and share it with your kids.  What a blessing to find simple pleasures in ordinary places…like at the tide pools.

 Have a wonderful Wednesday! Blessings to all!!



Winner announced Aug. 15th



3 Responses to “La Jolla Tide Pools (Simple Pleasures)”

  1. jes August 10, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Have you ever took them camping? Now that would be an adventure for the family. There is a Christian campground in san Diego.

    • Training Up My Boys August 10, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

      Jes, they have not gone camping yet, but funny that you bring it up because we do have a camping trip planned for the end of this month down in Baja, CA with my in-laws. We are really looking foward to this. Thank you for stopping by, leaving a comment and entering yourself to the custom made bag sweepstakes (by leaving the comment you earned an entry) 🙂 Blessiings and Good luck. Winner announced Aug. 15th.

  2. workmomad August 11, 2011 at 7:38 am #

    We went to tide pools in San Diego when I was a child once or twice, and I really loved them! I’m glad you got to go as a family.


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