Chris and I spent our Memorial Day weekend in Cayucos, which is a little bit north of Morrow Bay. It was a lot of fun.
The weekend served as a family reunion of sorts. Most of Chris’ family is in central CA. They are spread in a couple of locations as much as 1-1/2 to 2 hours apart, but they still all get together regularly. From us it is about a four hour drive, but Chris and I make the trip to go see them a few times a year. What made it a family reunion was that Chris’ brother and his family flew out from Virginia. Their daughter Emmaline turned 7 months old over the weekend.
This was the first time that most of the family had gotten to meet her. Chris and I had met Emmaline when we went to Washington DC, and Chris’ mom had also made a trip shortly after she was born. As a result, one of the number one activities of the weekend was holding Emmaline.
We all stayed in a big house that was on the beach. I counted 150 steps from the house to having my toes in the sand. Cooler-than-expected weather prevented the entire weekend in the water. However, I did take an hour or so one afternoon and try boogie boarding for the first time, and had a lot of fun.
Other activities over the weekend included driving about a half-hour further north to go see a beach covered in Elephant Seals. (For those who will be in the area at some point and want to go see it, it is about 3 or 4 miles north of Hearst Castle.) We also made a visit to the cookie store which was next door to the house. One could only walk by it and its yummy smells in route to the beach, or the pier, or just walking around without wanting one.
Overall, the weekend was fun, and a good time was had by all.