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    Days Off – Carlsbad Flower Fields

    It’s been a few years since we’ve checked out the Carlsbad Flower Fields. I think the week before Sebastian was born we made a visit. During the months of March-May (Mother’s Day), 50 acres in Carlsbad, CA are lush with flowers of all colors, blooming on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s gorgeous just to drive by, and you are always tempted to stop and get some up-close views.

    We used to go annually, but I always cringed with the yellow caution tape that would line so many of the rows. They don’t let you go through the fields to take photos, they’ve created little areas where people can go in by a few feet, take some photos and then leave. But wow, the yellow caution tape; horrible. THIS YEAR however I was pleased to see the tape surrounding the charming areas was GREEN! Not as much of an eye sore, but makes a huge difference!

    It was just the two of us this year, enjoying a bit of a walk and some fresh air. Truly the little things lately. If you don’t feel like paying the $14 admission for this, there is a path back by the hotel on Aviara Parkway that over looks the entire fields. It goes without saying, you won’t have access to be right beside the flowers, but if you’re there to just get some good views, the ocean breeze, and possibly go for some good shopping nearby, then I’d suggest that route!

    Here’s to once again, being a tourist in my home town. 😉

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    Photography by: Jeff and Talia Cruz

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