So fellow travelers, grab some sunscreen and a towel, we are going to the beach!
There is something sacred embedded in that moment of catching a first glimpse of the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. This time, that first glimpse came while riding the Coaster, a local train which runs between San Diego and Oceanside. The train is a local icon; numerous residents I met spoke of how much their kids/grandkids loved to ride it. Jon Foreman has song in his repertoire called Southbound Train, it ran as a continuous loop in my head while I took in the scenery up to Oceanside.
Those moments of sacred connection would manifest in unexpected ways through my week on the coast.
Blessings and grace beyond anything I could have anticipated or dared to expect.