Road trips are a great way to experience our country. Millions of people hit the road every year to travel to new places or visit family, and our family is no different. No matter where we go, I’m always looking to see the type of concrete amenities being used. It interests me because I get to see new products, styles and uses for precast concrete. I must admit, I also get a smile on my face whenever I see standard or custom items manufactured by Outdoor Creations out in the communities we serve. It gives me a sense of pride knowing that, even for a brief moment, I was part of a project that came to life and has an important role in the day to day life of a park, school or facility.
I'm excited to say that our first road trip blog entry is about a trip we took to Southern California. We stopped in at Oceanside to check out the beach. I was excited to see some of Outdoor Creations products. Along the street, there is a row of beach ball bollards. The City of Oceanside wanted to incorporate the bollards into the beach scenery while enforcing the no parking zone. People can also enjoy this particular beach area by using the precast concrete picnic tables (round 106S and rectangle 100SSK tables) and the precast waste & recycling receptacles (506 and 506R). All of the items work very well together, helping beachgoers stay safe and enjoy the beauty of the Southern California coast. It was a great spot to enjoy lunch and do a little people watching. I'll definitely make it a point to stop back by this community again. The beautiful beaches, surfers, food and vibe of the community, helped make our trip a memorable one.
-Michelle Campbell / Creative Director