Summertime and 
the livin’ is easy 1

We are in the height of our beautiful summer season and all that goes along with it.  How blessed we are to have access to such a plethora of activities and adventures. Carlsbad Lifestyle has helped you out this month with some fun ideas on how to enjoy the dog days of summer… from Del Mar Dog Beach to Hawaii, we’ve got you covered.

We have some short Coaster rides that reveal adventures you may have not yet explored…just a stop away!  Determine the activity in which you wish to indulge and we have the beach for you.  August issue covers all the best local beaches for that romantic walk, playing with kids or the perfect wave.

Then, we take you back in time to Old Hollywood’s, cowboy movie days with a walk through time and Leo Carrillo Ranch.  My parents were of this era, when livin’ the dream was reenacting an old western.  We vacationed at nearby dude ranches such as Palm Springs’ Smoketree Ranch and Alisal Guest Ranch, horseback riding, square dancing and singing around the campfire.  Leo Carrillo created his personal destination resort right here in Carlsbad, which he shared often with his fellow movie stars.  I am sure one could hear the occasional “Hey Paaaancho”, “ Hey Ciiiiisco” ringing through the canyon.  Now we all can enjoy Leo’s own “Ponderosa Ranch” (trivia question for those of you over 50).

While you are out and about this summer, I ask that the Carlsbad Lifestyle family please support our advertising partners.  Without our partners, we could not bring you this beautiful, fun and interesting publication.  Each business is vetted to provide you, my readers, with the best possible services and products.  Please stop by their stores, restaurants and offices and tell them Carlsbad Lifestyle sent you! You will not be disappointed.

I hope we have given you some fun adventures to explore and some to dream on.  I wish you all a marvelous rest of your summer….

Fondly,

Lucy Jones

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOE HALL from VISIONS UNLIMITED