Thursday, July 15, 2021

Family Frolicking

For Part 2 of our California adventure Hubby Tony and I got back in the car and drove south, then west until we reached the Pacific coast at Pismo Beach (which is halfway in between San Francisco and Los Angeles). We got there early enough to stick our feet in the ocean before meeting up with Son Brian, Daughter in Law Nicole, and grandsons Jay, Dee, and Ell at the condo we were sharing for four nights.

The large condo was right on the beach, and the bedroom Tony and I slept in overlooked the ocean. The temperatures were cool enough to leave the balcony door slightly open. Each night I fell asleep to the sound of the waves, and that was the first thing I heard when I woke up.

In the morning after breakfast we went to the beach, where there was some sand castle building and some supervised running into the waves. Dee was not a fan of the ocean, but it was hard to get the other two out.

Grandpa supervision is the best

Each afternoon was an adventure of some type-a park, playground, or a farm that had animals to feed. After dinner we would all go out for a walk. Back at the condo, after bath time Tony and I read books with Jay before he went to bed, while Brian and Nicole got the other boys situated,

Nicole stocked the refrigerator and pantry with breakfast, lunch, and snack items and we carried out restaurant food for dinner. Each night after the kids were in bed the adults enjoyed some type of dessert before we hit the hay ourselves.

Five years ago today: A Nap For A Cat


  1. sounds like fun but also a little tiring.

    1. I had forgotten just how much work it is to manage a herd of little ones. Not to pat myself on the back, but there was no way they could have pulled off this vacation without Grandma and Grandpa's help.

  2. This reminds me of the meme I posted about having a dog named Shark at the beach.

  3. Sounds so wonderful by the beach.

  4. The beach is the best with the grandies! We've had a blast with ours this past 16 months, but especially now in summer!

  5. Miss those types of days!! We would take our kids to their grandparents - one on a Finger Lake in NY and the other on the ocean in Nova Scotia!!

  6. This all sounds like such a wonderful time for kids and grandkids and grandparents.