Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thanks, Steve and Ann, for inviting us to spend a few days with you at the seashore. We loved it, and we are very sure that the children will never foret those special days with their mom and dad, enjoying the wonders of the surf and sand.

It was great, being with Beau and his dad, searching out the variety of tiny sea creatures that inhabit these tide pools among the rugged rock formations that are part of this particular beach. We saw sea anenami, small crabs and thousands of shell fish that fasten themselves to thes rocks along the shore.

Now, it's Gracie's turn! Oh, what fun!

Josh isn't looking to sure about this being buried in the sand, but, in fact, he loved it!
This is at the beach just down from the cottage where they were staying.
Steve and Gracie have just finished covering Josh and drawing designs to make it look like a turtle shell??

Linda could not negotiate the 199 steps down to the beach, but she did drive down to the public beach just a ways to the north and rolled up her pant legs and waded out into the surf. She loved it so much she was just about to dive in, clothes and all, when I took this picture.
The woman knows no fear!

This is the view of the Pacific Ocean from where Ann & Steve were staying. That is Catalina Island ("26 miles across the sea") in the distance.

Here is the delightful cottage that Stev and Ann rented during their one-week stay at Laguna Beach. It is just a half block off the Pacific Coast Highway, on a hill overlooking the ocean. To reach the beach, however, you must take a flight 199 stone steps from the street level down to the ocean.

We were with Ann, Steve and their three children, Beau, 8, Gracie, 7, and Josh, 2 yrs, Mon - Wed, Oct 18, 19, 20. Despite the rainy weather we enjoyed some great time with them.
Beside several hours at the beach nearby, we did some sightseeing around this beautiful seaside community of Laguna Beach.
I took this picture as we were leaving a Marine life saving station, where they care for injured sea lions and seals. What you are seeing behind them is the acutal rib bone of a giant whale.