Sunday, August 19, 2007

If everybody had an ocean...

Last weekend I went on a mini vaycay-within-a-vaycay with the now small family to San Diego. Going to Cali always reminds me of how much I love my family. I love the long hilarious drives we used to have, and the long days on the beach, and the long nights of ab-killing laughter as we played games and what not.

I haven't been to the beach in a while, but the basics are always the same:

Cute little cousins that just love to roll in the sand,(Kate Thomas,7)

Adorable dad who gets in "vacation mode" and packs a cooler, usually with Fresca, Diet Coke, (DDP of course), and a soggy box of wheat thins,

and eating at a hole-in-the-wall burrito joint that is TDF and close enough to the border to be good Mexican, and just off of the beach...

Long story short, I have been needing some good famtime and some good I-am-just-going-to-sit-on-my-A-and-do-absolutely-nothing time. I didn't do much reading even, but I finally finished Harry Potter... SIX- so I can read SEVEN while I am not in school for 2 seconds. Between finals and rehearsals and work it has been almost impossible. I guess I was so in need of a relaxing vacation that I just basked in the not-so-perfect beach weather and loved every second of the breeze and the sound... and didn't do much more than that!

Speakin of sound- dad's "vacation mode" usually includes a few cycles through all of the James Taylor that we have (which I love). I did have to put some JT on my shuffle to listen to at the beach because my dad has trained me to need it-- mostly at the beach and the lake and on long drives where, of course, he is present.


  1. We did have fun huh? Let's do that again. Some of us got our smiles back and maybe even overcast weather on the beach is better than say.... a poke in the eye with a sharp stick?

  2. Loretta and RichieAugust 21, 2007 at 8:36 AM

    I just have one thing to say. Dang girl, you look hot in a swim suit! Luv ya, Lo

  3. I want an ocean in my backyard. But right now I don't even have a backyard, so I just have to live for my once a year trip to the beach and through others pictures, which is exactly what you provided for me this Tuesday morning in the dental office...a quick trip to the beach!

  4. Wow, that sounds really really nice! And JT reminds me of my dad too. :)