What a fabulous week we had in California!
We got up early and headed to Blackie Beach for some surfing lessons and fun in the sea! This was my son's second time surfing...he had tried earlier in the week and was stung by a stingray! Just so you know, if your ever zapped by a stingray, apply warm water and take Benadryl right away...a few hours of rest and your good as new!
My little surfer girl...always happy this whole trip and ready to try anything!
My surfer boy was a natural...jumping up on the board and riding wave after wave!
My daughter flew out and met us for a beachie weekend. My niece and her adorable baby were so much fun to see at the sea! Her husband was the patient surfing instructor...he grew up here and has surfed since he was a kid...
and then there was the island....which is where I fell in love...I could retire here someday...
We drove our car onto the ferry and headed across the bay...my kids LOVED this so much we went back and forth several times!
the houses were dreamy...beautiful beach homes with the harbor on one side and the beach on the other...
all dressed up for the 4th of July!
Decked out with brightly colored umbrellas...so much to do and explore on this little island...I've made a list of what I want to do when I go back!
Ruby's Diner is always fun...the restaurant sits at the end of the pier on the ocean...what you can't see is the 30 - 40 dolphins leaping out of the water as we had our lunch...what an amazing thing to see!
One must have Dad's original frozen bananas...and so we did...along with mango sorbet, Balboa Bars and surfboard sugar cookies!
Lots of fun shopping in this town, brightly painted benches and fun beachy pillows are sitting outside the shops...lots of darling shops here...
It was a dream vacation to be sure and I cannot wait to go back! More pictures to come when I get a minute! Still unpacking!