The Shores Hotel sits right on the beach in LaJolla.
There is this huge kayak and bike shop down the street that does a really booming business.
One of the 'oh so California' thing I saw was this father teaching his youngest son to surf.
Tobin and Julie worked up their nerve and borrowed our sand-neighbor's kayak. They put on life jackets and headed out into the surf, with me biting my nails and fast and furiously clicking pictures. This, I must admit, is a fabulous shot of them shooting over the last big, incoming wave and making it out and into the calmer ocean waters.
They paddled all the way down to the caves and back before coming back in. I breathed a sigh of relief and we celebrated the end of a great day at the beach - T surrounded by the women who mean the most in his life!
We finished the day at a really great, Mexican family restaurant in Solana Beach where Julie has her condo. We had a great time laughing and reliving the past 4 days filled with fun, family and friends.
Way too early on Tuesday morning, I hugged Tobin and Julie and sent them off to the airport to return home and back to work. I loaded up the Jeep and headed north to spend a few days communing with nature and exploring Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.
Until next time...