25 days ago
Without this park there would be no Wheeland Brothers. It taught us who we are and it wrote our songs. What else wouldn't exist without these parks?
How many ways has TR3STLE3 been spelled on custom license plates? How many burritos are named after San Onofre?––There's even one all the way in New York! (Swell Taco)
In a parallel universe where Southern California never had state beaches––no Trestles, no San Onofre, your twin is wedged in toll-road-fed traffic between a sea of new homes and a sea of closed beach. You daydream about that scene in Bruce Brown's "Barefoot Adventurer" where they surf Lower Trestles in slow motion. You think, "Wow, can you imagine what it must've been like??...just to stand on that impossibly pristine beach. To hear the sound of laughter of classic surf culture around a driftwood bonfire?
How blessed are we that previous generations answered that question for us. They gave us this park and this rich culture, a rainbow unicorn in a world of beige stucco. The glow of that bonfire emanates into our relationship with ourself, prides our city streets, colors our culture, themes our businesses, and changes our lives in ways that we will never know until the fire goes out and the fence goes up. #sanonofre #trestles #sanonofrebeach #trestlesbeach #californiastateparks #savetrestles #savesanonofre #nature #california #thehideaway at San Onofre State Beach & Campground