Sunday, February 22, 2009

Two Day Vacay

We had been fighting the rainy day doldrums here in California. In fact I cancelled my home town visit due to torrential rains, many and accident on freeways I would be driving on and decided to stay home where it was warm, dry, and safe. So Jeff went on the internet to see what the rest of the week was to bring and found that sun and warm weather was on it's way. The boys are off this week for Winter Break and we decided to take them to Pismo Dunes for a few days of beach and Jeep fun.

Aren't we a lovely crew?

We found about 20 sand dollars, pretty amazing. The boys loved finding the keepers.

Waves chasing the boys.

Isn't that a lovely sunset?

What's camping without the Jiffy Pop?

Pooba this sign is for you! If you ever make to the pier in Pismo Beach be prepared to wear your flip flops or flat foot wear!

Here is one of the boys trying to get a good look with the telescope on the pier.

Julia and her little one wading through the cold ocean water.

Another lovely family shot! Julia, Mike and kids.

Didn't anyone tell you? Dump truck's ARE for girls!

Mike walking in the surf.

Jumping the waves.

Walking out to a sandbar.

The long forgotten shovel and rake.

Heading back to camp.

Jeff doing his thing in the Jeep.


So that about sums it up. Fun was had by all. The boys went out on the dunes in the Jeep and Mike on his Honda 80. Once we all had our fill of ocean, sand, sand, oh and more sand we packed up and headed home. It was a nice little break to our routine. But it is good to be home.


Creative Mish said...

Hi from SITS! It looks like a fabulous time. We try and go to the Oregon Coast every year! I love it!!

Mountain Woman said...

I sure would have enjoyed being with you on your outing to the beach. What a great place to enjoy each other's company and the great outdoors. I loved the photos.

Julia said...

Nice photo essay. Well done! ;)

Grand Pooba said...

I am jealous in so many ways right now. The ocean, the sand, the sand dollars, the jiffy pop, the beautiful family, even the forget rake and shovel!

You know I've never seen a real sand dollar in my life? You guys are so lucky to be in drivig distance of the beach! And that sign is there for good reason. Thanks for the warning I definately would have showed up in spiked heels and we both can imagine what would happen next! It's so nice to have someone looking after me :)

Beth said...

Great photos. Sounds like a fun trip.

Anonymous said...

That looks like such a wonderful time. What a gorgeous location.

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Mammatalk said...

Ah, I miss the central coast. It is truly gorgeous. Thanks for supporting me on my big bloggy joggy day! It's been fun!

TMI Tara said...

*sigh* This looks like such a fun vaycay. I am envious of every aspect, but most especially the sun! And you really are a lovely crew!

Willo said...

Stopping by with SITS love because you were ahead of me today. Those are GREAT pics!

Debbie said...

Great photos. We treasure the sand dollars we have found.

A Maui Blog said...

These are precious family moments. I am glad you are able to take time for a vacay :)

And thabks for visiting and commenting on A MAUI BLOG.


Sarah said...

I LOVE all your beach pictures!! And you have a lovely family!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

Sheryl said...

These are great pictures. I love the beach - but yet I live in the middle of the country. Doesn't make sense uh?

Brenda Jean said...

What a cool vacation! I've never found a sand dollar before---how awesome is it that you found 20!!!

We love camping, but we go to Lake Michigan.