Wednesday, July 15, 2015

4th of July Trip: Day 1-2

Hello, faithful readers! Thank you to continuing to stay tuned to my blog even when I do not post regularly. But now I have a series of posts that I will be sharing with you about my trip to Pacific Grove to visit with my grandparents for the fourth of July! The trip began on June 28, and went through July 5! I wrote a little about each day to share with you complete with MANY pictures! The posts will be tentatively broken up into groups of two days per post. Enjoy!

Note: Some of the pictures may not be in perfect order, or have a caption, or have another issue due to blogger malfunctions.

Day 1: 6/28/15
Day 1: Digging Sand Caves!

Day 1: Sunset over the Pacific Ocean
After church, the whole family drove up to Pacific Grove for a visit with my grandparents. Once there, the six of us gave hugs all around and brought in all the luggage while lunch was made. Then we all sat around and chatted. However, my little sister and I soon migrated down the sand dune to do our own chatting and to play in the sand. We stayed in the sand for a good while digging under the sand building deep tunnels. When we tired of that, we returned to the house and discussed plans for the week. After that we enjoyed dinner and more conversation. After photographing a beautiful sunset, we all fell into bed happy and ready for the next day.

Day 2: 6/29/15
Day 2: Walking along the beach and through Asilomar

This morning I had requested that I be woken up at 6:15 to go on Grandpa's daily walk—our tradition for whenever I am up there from the time I was little. On our walk, we saw ten deer—three of them being little fawns! We strolled along the ocean and then through the Asilomar Conference Grounds. Shortly after we returned to the house, Mom and Dad left to attend to some business so Grandma, my sister, and I left to go to Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey. By the time Mom and Dad finished,  it was lunchtime so we all gathered at a Chinese restaurant. (Mmm! Don't you love Chinese food!) When we finished, the five of us rented two paddle boats and went out on Lake El Estero for an hour. We had races and fed the geese, ducks, and sea gulls. (Sssh, don't tell!) When our hour had expired, we returned to shore wobble-legged and sore but happy with quite the crowd of flying critters trailing! Our last stop of the day was at a thrift store. . . no surprise if you know my family! After a gorgeous sunset later that evening, we lit the fire and enjoyed each other until bedtime.
Day 2: At the Park!


Day 2: Chinese Food!






















 



10 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this slice of your life with us. I can't wait to read more!

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    1. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it! The next post will probably come the day after tomorrow!

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  2. Aww, this looks really fun! I'm so glad you got to go on this trip! Thanks for posting the pictures!

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    1. It WAS really fun! I really enjoy my time with my Grandparents, I treasure every minute! I'm glad that you enjoyed the pictures!

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  3. Looks like you had a great time! I love spending time with my grandparents too :-)

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  4. Wow! That sand cave looks SOOO cool!! Can you go inside it?

    Love the sunset! :D

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    1. Nope, it's only about as long as my arm and wide as two of my arms.

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  5. Wow, I thought they outlawed slavery! LOL! Looks like fun :)

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  6. Oops, of course, I was referring to you and Abigail pedaling Grandma around the lake :) xxx ooo

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    1. haha, well. . . we sorta volunteered!

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