I escaped the snow for a little vacation to visit family in San Diego, California!
The reason my hands are up in the air in these pictures is because I remembered to bring my rain boots!
Yes, those wonderful Hunter rain boots of mine, and ALL my other cold weather clothes, because we made it just in time for the BIG storm.
We had reserved a 3 hour beach ride down near the Mexico border at Pony Land but the only day we could do it was the day of the torrential down pour. Sadly, I had to cancel it. Trees were knocked down, big waves had washed sand up onto the boardwalks, it was kind of crazy.
But that didn't stop people from going to the beach. In fact, two ladies were swept away by a huge wave at Ocean Beach down the road from Mission Beach (pictured here) on the same day we were there. They only recovered one of them! Here's the story. My heart goes out to them and their families!! I always think, there but for the grace of God go I.
We didn't know about that tragedy until we got home, so we were enjoying ourselves. I would not have posed for a picture with my back turned to the ocean if I had known about it. There were some big waves that came up pretty quick and threatened to go over my boots, but I moved back.
Even though it was overcast and rainy, 61 degrees was still WAY warmer than back home in Spokane, WA.
What's not to love about the beach?
I even got to see my grandparent's old home. Such good memories there on Iroquois Way.
Despite the rain, we had a wonderful time with our family. Lots of food, lots of good times, lots of love.
But there were some animals who were very happy to see us when we got home.