Photo Friday: Crystal Cove State Park in California

This is a special Photo Friday. You'll notice lots of pictures of California's State Parks this week, and I hope you'll take a moment to click through on some of the links.

I grew up in California, visiting the state parks. They include some most beautiful coastline in the world, the Redwoods, and the Sierra Nevada mountains. The state parks were where we spent our summer vacations. Now that we've moved out of state, we still return to the parks when we visit California.

Darya enjoys Crystal Cove State Park
Darya enjoys Crystal Cove State Park

Unfortunately, budget cuts have had a devastating impact on the parks. California's Proposition 21 would give the parks a much needed cash infusion. I won't pretend to understand the nuance of California State Law or the California budget, but please, California, find a way to save your beautiful parks.

Thank you to Bridget Smith of Family Adventure Guidebooks who suggested this theme.

Related Links
Crystal Cove State Beach, and Antidote to Disneyland

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      1. Sophie on October 29, 2010 at 5:34 a.m.

        California does indeed have some beautiful parks.

      2. Marina K. Villatoro on October 29, 2010 at 8:22 a.m.

        What a nice thing for you to keep on coming to the parks even if you don’t live close of them anymore.

      3. Laura on October 29, 2010 at 10:12 a.m.

        It would be a real shame for those parks to go by the wayside. There are already so many natural and wild places that are slowly disappearing when they should be a top priority to protect

      4. soultravelers3 on October 29, 2010 at 11:10 p.m.

        What a great idea..LOVE California parks. Cute pic!

        Even though we are from California, we have no photos of the parks that are recent, so I used a photo from Moorea in French Polynesia since we are here.

      5. Lauren at Northwest Cheapsleeps on October 30, 2010 at 4:54 p.m.

        Yay for sneaking a little activism into Photo Friday! We've got six state parks slated for closure in Washington state, and that list could grow as the projected budget deficit widens or as the state legislature starts looking for money to fill holes elsewhere. Support parks!