The girls and I hadn't really done much of anything the last couple of days so today we decided to head to the beach. I don't like to be there all day so we let Ella have her nap and then hit the road about 2:30pm. It's about a 50 minute drive so it was about 3:30 when the girls feet finally hit the water. That is the perfect time to go. Weather was perfect, parking was great as the "all day-ers" were leaving. Parking is important because when it is just me and the kids, we don't have as many hands to carry since someone has to carry Ella. (strollers DO NOT work well in the sand) So the big girls swam and boogie boarded for THREE hours straight...did not get out of the water at all except when I asked them to for a picture!! As for Ella, she played in the sand, played in the water, got lots of sand in her mouth, took a nap, drank a bottle, and played some more in the sand!! There are many things to complain about in California, but being able to take a short drive to the beach and have PERFECT weather is not one of them.
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