A quick weekend trip to the Channel Islands in Oxnard, California. I needed to re-use the 25,000 AA miles I originally used to book OKC-LAX last year for my December trip to Tokyo. I had to cancel that trip due to my ACL tear. AA was gracious enough to let me rebook with no fees, and this turned out to be this August weekend. Flew direct OKC-LAX on an E-175. Great flights both ways, but LAX sucks, especially the gates of “60” at a satellite terminal + bus ride. Getting to rental car places is a circus.

Stayed in Oxnard and took boat cruises out to the Channel Islands Saturday and Sunday morning. Also took a whale watching tour on Saturday evening from San Pedro/Port of Los Angeles.

I took the Island Packers ferry to Anacapa Island on Saturday and hiked on the island to Inspiration Point. This is one of the most underrated spots in the National Park system. Absolutely stunning. The arch rock at the other end of the island is also very photogenic, almost iconic. This park is under the radar and one of the cooler attractions in the Los Angeles area.

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