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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted on May 10, 2015

This is the day Liam first touched the ocean! Oona slept through the excitement. Nana shot pictures and smiled from ear to ear! ~Happy Mother’s Day to Kristie and to all mothers everywhere! “She kisses my boo-boos, she braids my hair. We love you mothers everywhere.” ~Agnes, Despicable Me 2 Advertisements

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Tiny May be the Next Big Thing: Sylvan Beach, La Porte… Again!

Posted on March 29, 2015

The weather here on the Texas gulf coast has been absolutely stellar lately, and I am pleased as punch to have a beach easy walking distance from my home.  Not unnaturally, one of the best parts about having a beach right next door is sharing that beach with my friends and family.  Now, I realize […]

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Posted in Beach Treasures - Beachcombing, Gulf of Mexico Beaches | 4 Comments »

Hermosa Beach Rocks!

Posted on February 2, 2014

Here’s an interesting beach treasure found by Karen Williams on a recent visit to Hermosa Beach, California: “Walking on the beach in Hermosa on Monday…” “Found an interesting rock that appears to be 2 different kinds of rock fused together!” “Beautiful weather in the 70’s and no one around!” We asked our two very favorite […]

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Posted in Beach Treasures - Beachcombing, Featured Guest Writer, Southern California Beaches, Today's Special | 4 Comments »

Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, New Mexico

Posted on August 27, 2012

Today’s Featured Writer: Kristie McLin Carlsbad is for Children! This summer we spent our vacation in Carlsbad, New Mexico. When people think of Carlsbad, they mostly think of the Caverns, which is no surprise. Carlsbad Caverns National Park boasts “Beauty and Wonder; Above and Below.” But we spent all of our time at the Lake […]

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Posted in Beaches of North America, Inland Shores, Monday Miscellaneous | 3 Comments »

Tiny Treasures, Long Walk: Long Beach, California

Posted on August 23, 2012

Today’s Featured Writer: Kristie McLin While at a conference in Long Beach, California earlier this year, two friends and I took a walk down Long Beach one evening. The two friends were from Hungary, and it was their first time in California. It was a little chilly in southern California this April, but that did […]

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Posted in Beach Treasures - Beachcombing, Featured Guest Writer, Seashells, Southern California Beaches | 3 Comments »

Wyoming Beaches – Along the North Platte River

Posted on July 6, 2012

Today’s Featured Writer: Kristie McLin, PhD, Geologist Did you know that mountains are where beaches come from? Uplifted mountains erode into valleys, and rivers carry all that sediment to the ocean. Sometimes rocks show us a record of an ancient river system, beach, or ocean. So there are beaches in Wyoming, both ancient and recent, […]

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Posted in Beaches of North America, Featured Guest Writer, Friday Finds, Inland Shores, Sand and Shoreline | 5 Comments »

Family Style: Venice Beach, California

Posted on May 25, 2012

Today’s Featured Writer: Kristie McLin Most of you have heard of the sometimes infamous Venice Beach, California.  The tattoos, the dreadlocks, the man who walks on glass, the “pharmacies.” What you may not have heard is that Venice Beach is actually a great family beach! Off the boardwalk you will find clean sand and lots […]

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Paddle Boats and Picnics at Huntsville State Park, Texas

Posted on April 27, 2012

Today’s Featured Writer: Kristie McLin Although the Houston area is very close to Gulf Coast beaches, there are a fair number of inland beaches within a short distance, as well. If you drive north on I-45 about 65 miles from the center of Houston, you will find Huntsville State Park. My co-worker recommended it to […]

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The Colors of Galveston Island, Texas

Posted on March 26, 2012

If you’ve been to a number of beaches in a number of states, you’ve noticed that there are differing flag warning systems in place.  It can seem pretty confusing! The State of Florida has one uniform beach flag warning system for the entire Sunshine State, encompassing both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.  Chicago, Illinois has […]

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Posted in Beach Safety Tips, Gulf of Mexico Beaches, Monday Miscellaneous | 2 Comments »

Beach Lovers’ Paradise of the Pacific Northwest, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Posted on March 19, 2012

Even if you’ve never been to Cannon Beach, Oregon, I’d be mighty surprised if you haven’t at least seen a picture or two of its celebrated landmark Haystack Rock. Haystack Rock, towering 235 feet above the beach, together with the Needles (two tall rocks jutting straight out of the surf nearby), form every beach photographer’s dream […]

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