Four Beaches, One Weekend

June 21, 2020 in Beach, Birthdays - No Comments

Troy surprised me over my birthday weekend with a night away in La Jolla. We walked around to watch the sea lions, set up our beach chairs at a grassy park overlooking the ocean, talked until sunset and ate at a delicious Italian restaurant. Apparently I can’t smile normally for…

August Little Things

We kicked off August with Junior Lifeguards. This time, the little brothers joined the daycamp lineup. The camp is a vigorous mix of ocean safety and swimming skills. The rotations switch each day and they find out immediately when they arrive each morning if the dreaded “swim-run-swim” is on the…

Spontaneous Sunset

One evening during midweek madness, the beach was calling me. It had been a long time since I had seen the ocean. Instead of turning east to go back home after all the boys’ activities, I turned west and headed straight to the shore. Sometimes you need to soak in…

Clobsters

May 13, 2019 in Beach, Friends, Newport - No Comments

We met my friend Kristen and her family at Newport Beach over President’s Day weekend. Crew and Finn put claw shovels on their hands and crawled around on their hands and knees all day. They called themselves “clobsters,” which I guess is a combination of a crab and a lobster….

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