I had a great vacation visiting family members and my best friend (hi Jen!). I drove around half of California. And now I'm really, really tired. I have a few books to tell you about but I think it will have to wait until tomorrow.
I got lucky with the timing and missed a bad heatwave in my own town. It's still going on, but I missed the part that included smoke from wildfires too. I had forgotten how cool my hometown is and I was cold half the time! It was very nice though. Also, no one here cooks tri-tip so that it tastes right. I ate more yummy tri-tip than was strictly good for me!
Here is where we spent a day. Can you guess where it is? I rented wetsuits for the girls, but even so my younger girl got thoroughly chilled. My oldest's ambition is to be a beach bum and she had to be dragged away.
We also went to this beach and amusement park for an afternoon and Dollar Night. Here you see a favorite ride. We still have a small dead jellyfish in a Tupperware box full of seawater as a souvenir.