The Eddys at Cayucos Beach

Looking out at the Pacific Ocean - I love California!!!!
Brian and I have wanted to take the kids to the beach for a while now. Kenneth quotes Bugs Bunny a lot and keeps saying "Pismo Beach! And all the clams you can eat!" So, to ensure that we heard that quote a LOT, we planned on going to Pismo. I was sure I was going to have hours and hours to do art, so I packed a lovely bag full of paper, watercolors, origami books and a huge book to fold.

Of course, we got impatient going to Pismo and ended up stopping at a beach that was on the way and looked just as good - Cayucos. It sounds fancy, no?

I ended up folding most of this on the trip to the coast. It's my Press Forward With Steadfastness pattern. The wind was rather incessant and I had to turn my chair so my back was to the wind. Still, my pages kept flapping around and I quit after a little while. The pages started looking a little worse for the wear and I'm excited to see how this one turns out because it's so HUGE. (Reader's Digest encyclopedia - about 5 inches thick... yeehaw!)

Behind Kiff is a 1 gallon jar of pickles. Alex ate about half a jar...
Brian trying his hand at boogie boarding. I got the board the night before at Goodwill for $4!

Kiff doesn't mind sand all over his face. I felt completely exfoliated (and sand-blasted) by the end of the day.

The Young Eddys

There wasn't as much swag on this beach. I'm used to finding tons of shells and rocks and fun stuff. I brought home a ton of little bitty rocks that I'm still cleaning up (they are in the sink as I write this). Brian noticed that the beach was full of these really strangely-colored light green rocks. We collected several to put on our firepit in the back. After a stop at the candy store (taffy, Jelly Bellies, rock candy and handmade chocolates), we picked up dinner at McDonalds and blasted music all the way home (lots of Weird Al and Beatles). We came home to weather that was spookily similar to the beach - cool and cloudy. Weird weather this year, but I'm not complaining...


Nancy said…
Looks like a perfect day was had by all. I thought the book was a dictionary from the tabs on it. Hopefully you can get in some crafting time tomorrow, I always love to see what you are up to.

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