We only really had one day in the Bay Area before it was time to turn around and head back. We got a very brief visit in with a dear friend, before heading down the coast and meeting my little brother and his family at a beach in L.A. It was cold and windy, but quite lovely and it would have been such a crime to miss the beach when visiting California!
It was a fun day anyway. Lots of loud music and kids seat-dancing. Tons of gorgeous scenery and a beautiful sunset at the beach with cousins. What could be better!
Yes, that is me dancing in the waves. The kids ended up getting a lot wetter than I did (jeans and all!) and we had a lot of very sandy laundry to wash at the hotel the next morning.