Friday, July 6, 2012

First Beach Trip 2012

Growing up, this CA Girl lived a whopping ten miles from the beach.  There were countless beach trips in my childhood and teen years.  I loved the beach.  I still do.  I don't even mind "stealing the beach."  The amount of sand you take home in your suit.

Living where I do now, going to the beach is something to be carefully planned, and also not a regular thing.  We all love it though.  So instead of going on the 4th of July like all the other crazy people did, we went the next day.

The top left picture shows a bridge we pass under on the way to the beach.  It's been there as long as I can remember.  I think it is so interesting.  Emily didn't want her picture taken, but I was sneaky.  Kristin and her bestie were all too happy to pose.  Ryan was too into LILO & STITCH too care.  Why oh why am I jeans at the beach????  Because it was only 64 degrees.  Brrrr.  Surprisingly, the water was warm, but the air was not.

Rich and I were wimps.  We cuddled under the blanket.  The kids, however, braved it.

All in all fun was had by the most important people in the journey.  We would have stayed longer if it didn't start getting colder and then there is traffic to contend with.

Just look at that boy's lashes!!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Amy said...

I have only been to the beach once. And I could only wade as I was fully clothed. But how fun! And weird that it is so cold, but so much fun. My jealousy knows no bounds. :)

Emmy said...

Glad you had fun! And yes the beach is insane on the 4th. That always drives me crazy when it is so hot at our houses but then you go to the beach and it's cold.
Fun pictures! We should plan a beach trip together before the summer is over

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

OH my gosh, I can't believe they braved those temps and went in the water in swimsuits. I'd have been doing the blanket snuggle too!

Nicole said...

Do you just live that far from the beach that you have to plan to go? and 64 degrees, really? Are you in Northern Cali... lol. It's 100 here today. we're drying out FAST. Normally we have high humidity (I know odd thing about MO) but we've got LOW humidity so it's drying our vegetation out worse!

MiMi said...

It's usually cold at our beaches. You gotta go with the intention that it doesn't matter if it's cold, you're gonna do it. OR, you don't go...I remember going to the coast and looking at the ocean and never getting on the beach! LOL
How far away do you live from the beach now?

Barbara said...

It looks like you had a great time! You were definitely smart to head out the day after the 4th.

Felicia-Go Graham Go! said...

It looks like everyone had a great time!

mormonhermitmom said...

We had a cool temp 5th too - it was glorious!