Clara and Brynne with the kiteWe broke with tradition this year, and it just didn't seem right. It was only the second time since I was born that we didn't spend Memorial Day weekend at Whiskeytown Lake. I felt antsy all week long and needed something to fill my weekend. We ended up leaving Saturday morning for Rio del Mar. A favorite family beach just a few minutes south of Santa Cruz. Never too crowded, parking almost right on the sand, and one of the warmest beaches we've found yet. Wes stayed behind at a friends house, and the rest of us piled into the car for a relaxing day. The sun was warm and and the skies were clear.
Brynne loves coming to the beach but is kind of funny about the sand. She hates it between her toes! For the first hour she just hung out inside her little fort, leaning out to dig in the sand just outside the door. Late in the afternoon Haley and her girls joined us and Brynne ventured out to play with Clara and Maryn.