On a nice Saturday morning Laurie and I loaded up the car for a fun-filled vacation week relaxing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean with our sons and their families.
The Departure Date was July 26, 2014
It is also a big date in Cuban history.
The Destination was Carpinteria
"The World's Safest Beach"
Biking was a possibility but
walking was our form of exercise
Our rented, three bedroom flat
was only 100 yards from the sand
Jacob was primed for the beach scene.
Laurie and I were ready to kick it
First order of any beach day . . .
DIG A HOLE!
Jacob in his own personal
Jousting between Jacob and Mike
turned into . . .
. . . a flogging
A dump truck is always good
Time to hit the BIG waves
Jacob on evening parking lot duty
In the Contreras Family, this is
known as playing "Feeties"
On Tuesday, Andy, Jenn and Kevin
arrived on the scene from Las Vegas
While his third birthday is on Sunday, August 3, we opted to celebrate Kevin's big day on Wednesday night.
Laurie in Decorator Mode
Kevin with his birthday cupcakes
Stickers are better than tats
Kevin and Jacob on their iPads
Contreras boys waiting for the
final touches on the cupcakes
Two Grandsons, Two Sons
Kevin, Jacob, Andy and Mike, good times indeed!
Blow that candle, Kevin!
Mom will help you if needed.
He's a BIG boy, he did it by himself.
Laurie and Mike sharing a moment
I GOT TOOLS!!!
Vanessa, Jacob and Mike
on a morning beach walk
Andy, Laurie, Kevin and Jenn
joined in on the beach walk too
One, two, THREE!!!!!!!
Contending with a morning breeze
Slow Down Jacob!
Kevin trying out his new
Camino de Santiago walking stick
Beach Rock Art
College Roomies Unite!
Loren and Sandy Brucker joined us on Thursday and Friday. Loren and I were college roommates as were Laurie and Sandy. We've known each other for almost 50 years now.
Laney and Jacob
Also joining us were Loren and Sandy's son Ryan, his wife Karli and their kids Jack and Laney.
Karli is also eight months pregnant with another daughter.
Jack, Jacob and Laney
Andy, Ryan and Mike
Andy settling down Kevin and Jacob
Laney and Jack Body Boarding
Beach Set-up for 14, SVP
Andy and Kevin hit the waves
It was rough out there
Kevin standing TALL!
Hey, this is FUN!!!
Kevin, The Vegas Beach Animal
Catching a few rays
Mike and Laney helping Jacob
Jack gets ready to paddle on the right.
Just missed it
Jacob caught this one
Madonna and Child
We had a great week in the quaint seaside beach resort that is Carpinteria with family and friends.
What more could you ask for in a vacation?