It was beginning to get crowded and hot so we left Disneyland and headed to the beach.
We went to Huntington Beach which was about 30 minutes from our hotel, but took probably 45 minutes just to park.
Not to brag, but while y’all were experiencing 100 plus temperatures, the weather was 78 degrees and actually a little chilly.
We rented an umbrella and settled in for the afternoon.
This was the first time the kids had ever been to the beach and they LOVED it!
DaughterGeeding stayed out in the water yelling at the waves. She would yell, “Retreat!” then run back a little.
She finally had the opportunity to bury someone in the sand.
Being her first time at the beach she didn’t expect to get sand in her swimsuit and it stay there. A very unusual feeling.
BoyGeeding played in the sand building a sandcastle and protecting Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine.
The water was freezing and I didn’t think I would get much deeper than my feet, but eventually ventured out waist deep and was able to catch some awesome waves.
Keith threw in some learning about why there is high tide and low tide. See, we could totally homeschool.
People in California are very laid back, at least the ones we saw at the beach. Playing their music, riding bikes, and rollerblading.
It started to get a little cooler so we packed up and headed back to Anaheim to squeeze in one or two more rides.
We had a Fast Pass for Soarin’ one more time and then thought we could make it over to Disneyland for Space Mountain; however, one of the screens at Soarin’ was broken so even though we had a Fast Pass it took 30 minutes just to get on the ride. Micah was in tears because she was so tired. Again, Keith talked to her and calmed her down.
Two of my favorite things-Disney and the beach all in one day with people I love. Doesn’t get much better.