We had gone to Grandpa & Grandma's house a few days before we were leaving for Long Beach. One of the things I did was take each kid to town with me on separate days. We did exciting things like thrift shopping, lamenting the close of several good charity shops, ate lunch at McDonald's, and stop by my high school to chat with a few of my teachers...
...and see if my name is still up on the wall (it is!)
We also went for walks along the neighbourhood beach
not a bad view, eh?
...and climbed some rickety stairs that have seen better days!
The kids decided to check Grandpa's woodpile for bugs. They found some, & also got to help Grandpa fix the woodpile!