Day 1 of our Disney Cruise vacation started out with a 5 a.m. drive from Tucson to San Pedro, where the ship would be docked at the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Terminal. In true Hargis family road trip fashion, our first stop was the Cracker Barrel in Mesa for a quick breakfast. Once we got to San Pedro and settled in at the hotel, we headed for the closest beach we could find. Our poor landlocked kids were so happy to be near the water again that they spent the first few minutes just dancing around in the sand.
The first beach we happened upon was Royal Palms Beach. It definitely wasn't the type of beach we are used to! It was very rocky and there wasn't much actual beachfront, but the tidepools were AMAZING! I think this may have been my first time seeing an actual tidepool. It was so neat!
It was a bit of a challenge getting out to the bigger pools, but we managed it without anyone getting wet!
FYI, cheapie Target flip flops definitely do NOT count as sturdy footwear
Once the tide started rolling in at Royal Palms, we made a quick slurpee run and then headed over to Lee Carillo State Beach. This one was definitely more what we are used to. It's a nice bay beach, so the water was pretty calm and there were tons of families out enjoying the beautiful day.
Photo Bomb by Paige!
I wish this had photographed better, but Paige sculpted a crab out of the sand
After getting nice and sandy, we headed back to the hotel for the rest of the evening and rested up for the next day's fun!