Friday, January 8, 2010

The Beach -- at Last!

Tuesday we headed to Pismo Beach. For me, this is The Happiest Place on Earth! The waves, the sunsets, the sand, the relaxation . . . no crowds. We walked along the pier with the cousins.

Caleb got to come along with us to the beach!

Nyah and Riley bought bracelets on the pier.

Carson checked out the view through the telescope.

The next day the boys went to Port San Luis while the girls went shopping. They saw lots of sea lions and seals.

Carson hung out with the birds.

The boys got some grandpa time.

Ian's favorite thing to do at the beach is to go look at the tide pools. So, the next day, Aaron, Ryan, Grandpa David, and Ian had some more bonding time at Shell Beach.

Ian found a giant starfish. Luckily, he didn't bring it home.

Ian and Ryan found even more starfish.

Two of the three people in this picture fell in the water at some point during the excursion (I'm not naming any names!) and Ian came back with fishy smelling shoes, but they all had a great time!

Ian was literally in paradise during this trip. He got to go to The Cracked Crab with the guys one night for dinner. This restaurant boils up a whole pot of seafood, along with sausage and ears of corn on the cob, and dumps it on the table in front of you for everyone to share. Literally, Ian's heaven!


Christine Schultz said...

Carson is mighty brave to get that close to a pelican. Those birds can be mean!

Kristin said...

We came to California for a Christmas visit my freshmen year of BYU and I purchased dried starfish as souvenirs for my dearest friends. No one told me they would be so smelly! I'm sure my friends just loved my generous gift. Those beach sellers made a buck off of me.

The Heaton's said...

Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Holiday! I love reading your posts! Sorry to hear about all the car incidents! You always make me laugh:)! Sounds like a great trip over all! The beach looks awesome! I love your cute family pics!

bryan said...

Those pictures are highly professional looking. Goodwork on the photography.

Lohra said...

The presentation at The Cracked Crab sure leaves something to be maybe dinner from another restaurant perhaps.