Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The BEACH

At the beginning of the year Jeff's family decided that our summer trip this year would be camping on the beach in California...unfortunately, due to complications with reserving the site (because it was ridiculously hard), it was moved back until September...last week. It was a little late, but absolutely AMAZING!! And it fell right on my mother-in-law's birthday, so it was nice that we got to spend time with her :) I'm so glad I have family that LOVES camping! The next few posts include our activities...

We visited the beach everyday, but on days 2 and 4 we spent almost the whole day there...it was divine.

Day 2 (the day after we arrived)
Our campsite
Our view of the ocean from our campsite (a lot of people brought RV's, which we all thought was lame...why go camping if you're bringing a RV??)
The OCEAN!
The weather was perfect only that first trip to the beach...every other day it was foggy until after noon or it was really windy which made it cold...but we still enjoyed every moment!
Playing in the sand...I think they're digging for sand crabs!

Day 4:

This day it was overcast and windy and very cold...not freezing, but definitely chilling. We decided to go to the beach anyway, and we're sure glad we did!! We got to see dolphins and sea lions right off shore! The beach and ocean where we were was really steep and didn't have very big waves, and because of this, the sealife was very close...we saw a pod of dolphins, 2 sea lions tagging along and a bunch of little fish being eaten! It was really special.

Grandpa feeding Wyatt some snacks. Wyatt didn't go swimming this day...too cold.
Matt and Shannon and Jacob
My cutest nephew ever!
This is a picture of the two sea lions...you can't really see them unless you click on the picture to enlarge it...they're the two dots in the background...I didn't have my camera to take pictures of the dolphins :(
This is later in the day when the sun came out, but it was still windy...Wyatt is taking a nap.
Jeff and Brigham building a sand fort
The Downs brothers, and mom
Our group


I loved the beach so much!! Thankfully we had showers to rinse all the sand away!!

(*side note* We visited a town called Slovang on the Day 3...it was a Danish community with SO MUCH to do! Unfortunately I didn't bring my camera, so I don't have any pictures from that day...a few memories: they had DUTCH candy and...Wyatt had a major blowout.)

1 comment:

Emma said...

Looks like you had a lot of FUN!