Rather than park at our usual spot by Rodeo Beach, we kept driving up and over the hilltops where once the military stood guard, staring off into the abyss, ready to shoot down any invaders.
The trail was unshaded (you can’t very well launch a canon from deep within the forest), but the breeze kept us cool as we headed north along the wide trail.
Live every day as if it's your first day, not your last. Explore with the wonder of a child, and experience the world in all its beauty. Essentially, Go Where the Dog Takes You. You'll never be disappointed.