So the day before we actually left I think it hit Ted he was leaving home, for a while at least. So we packed up Angel for the kennel and then packed up to head for California!
We arrived to a magnificent day and a wonderful view from our hotel overlooking Marina Del Rey. Then it was off to Venice Beach.
In the evening we met my cousin Curt and the kids did some shopping in Santa Monica. We woke the next morning and drove down to La Jolla to visit some more family.
First thing on the agenda, food! So, here we are - Ted, Arielle, my Aunt Phyllis, Billy and Lynn (my cousin) and Jonathan and myself.
My Uncle Eddie got left out of the picture, so here he is. Much happier at his own breakfast table!
Billy gave the kids their first surfboarding lesson!
Ted enjoyed it, but....
Arielle really took to it!
And then it was time to say good bye.
The time went by way too fast!