I had been in the car for over 90 minutes and had to take a break. Driving from Los Angeles to San Diego--in traffic--will take a toll of your backside as well as your sanity.
Just outside of Camp Pendelton along I-5 is a rest stop with a nice vista of the Pacific Ocean. A huge colony of well-fed squirrels swarm the area begging for handouts and the attention of tourist. I counted more than 50 squirrels, some so fat they could hardly walk. One third of the population were skinny youngsters. They were the brave ones; they would walk up to you, stand on your foot and stretch upward asking for a morsel. Their only competition were the seagulls lurking above the bluff, swooping down at every chance to grab that Pepperidge Farm "Goldfish" or peanuts before the squirrels could. What a show.