We went down to stay with Jon's parents in Orange County for the long Labor Day weekend, to celebrate our seventh anniversary and have one last fling with summer. We realized we'd never properly taken Alice to the beach, so that was my top priority!
|I love this dreaamy shot. This might have to go on a canvas in our living room...|
Amtrak Surf Liners rumble by.
|snacks are hilarious!|
We were lounging on our blanket and eating cookies when a little girl ran up to her dad parked behind us. I heard her telling him about "an octopus and a shrimp and a bunch of starfish!" I shot a skeptical look at Jon, who told me that a bunch of kids were digging through a huge pile of kelp that had washed up on the beach. I said, "Surely they didn't actually find an octopus?" So I had to go look. Indeed, they had dug out a tiny little squid, some little things that looked like teeny tiny langoustine, and a few tiny starfish. They had them all in the soda cup you can see in the shot below, and were as thrilled as could be. They found another starfish while I was standing there and I told them they needed a bigger bucket. They replied, breathless with excitement, that they needed something else to put them in because the lobster was attacking the octopus. I left them to watch their sea creatures play out their mini-drama.
|Alice "helped" for about four seconds.|
Mother's Beach in Long Beach, known for it's shallow swim areas and and "gentle wave action." I want to go to there!