Friday, July 31, 2015

have I already written one called Happy Place?

Last week was our longest stretch in San Elijo - we were so lucky to snag 5 nights in an oceanfront site during my two week summer break!

And by we I of course mean *I* snagged it, who ever said that obsessive compulsion doesn't pay off?
Happy Place!
Five nights, ahhhh. We took our time setting up The Camp of Dreams, then got right down to the business of leisure.

The kids had a rotation of comings and goings, Bill and I each had to drive peeps to or fro at one point, but for the most part we were able to kick back and bask in the glory of our happy spot. I mean Happy Spot.

The girls wanted to go out at sunset to capture the money shots

this? is the money shot?
 My girl was hoping for something more along the lines of how she looked 10 seconds after this:

oops. I did not nail it.
and it was pretty flat out there, so I stood for a long time watching her do this:

which was really boring
Better luck tomorrow, honey!

We all slept well in our respective habitats

Girls slept here

Boys slept here

I slept here

love my westy view

brekkie before Beth came and stole her girl from us.
We loved having the kids' friends with us, but also enjoyed our family night toward the end of the week.

Another day, another girlfriend
# hair
Oh, here's a funny - see that bandage on my girl's foot? It's covering an exponentially smaller wound. But she told all of her friends that a shark bit her, and offered this photo as proof:

Dude was just standing in knee deep water catching these fuckers!
On our last night, we were determined to go back out for the money shot


look at my baby out there. swoon!
I should crop it to zoom, but I can't bear to lose a single inch
Our final fire, last night
It's official.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Money shot, nailed.

That campsite? Perfection.

Those friends-forever faces, swoon.

You Kennedy-types? Gorge.

San E, FTW.


mom said...

I love that place too, fond memories (especially of the Comfort Inn down the road where I stayed)..... xoxo mom

Beth said...

So many great photos of your happy place, J!! Good to have this post of pure loveliness so you can go back to it if necessary as a visual reminder, now that work is again a reality. Boo! Hiss!