We have had family come out pretty frequently since we have been in Loma Linda. Everytime they come out and we ask what they want to do, you have pretty good odds of betting they're going to say the beach. I mean, consider where they are all visiting from. Arizona is downright hot.
Sidenote- I don't care what any locals say about summer in the Inland Empire, this is nothing. Short 4-5 day spurts of hot and cooler evenings is a first class vacation over 120 days of 100+ even at 11pm with so much humidity due to the storms that never produce rain. I was told that my frequent SoCal visits over the last 10 years didn't count by a few people... "just wait and see when you are here for the whole summer". Ok, its Sept 1. And I was still right. ;)
Anyways, we loaded up the van 2 weekends in a row for our family that came out and headed to the beach! Both times it was a gorgeous 75ish with a shining sun.
Our weekend with Paul's brother Frankie, Frankies wife and son, and Paul's mom, we headed to Aliso Park just south of Laguna Beach. I didn't take nearly enough pictures, but I got this super cute one of my nephew jumping into a hole I dug for them!
During that visit, Paul's oldest brother back home and his wife welcomed their 2nd child, a baby girl, to the world! This makes grandchild #13, and my niece/nephew #11!
The next weekend was Paul's sister Suzanne and some of her troop. Her husband and oldest son couldn't make it out due to baseball practice, but we still had a blast on their quick trip! We headed to Huntington Beach....
My niece Jordan & I all ready for the beach
Gabriella with Paul's sister/ her Godmother, looking for shells
My great-nephew in the sand!
Gabriella & her cousin Marko (10 weeks apart)
Running from waves.... and not winning!
My niece & her baby boy