So, the day we arrived, we were so stoked to get out and do something. Doug, Chad, and I borrowed some snorkeling equipment and headed right down to the beach. I have never before snorkeled, and was a little unsure. But Douggie led the way and once we were in the water, it was so refreshing. The waves were strong, and we didn't get close to any rocks or reef in order to see any fish, but it was good to get the feel of things. We really just bobbed in the waves and visited...and tried not to lose equipment!The next day we booked spots on a boat that would head out to the famous arch at Land's End. This is where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez at the Baja California Sur Peninsula. Although it was a long, hot walk to the marina, the boat tour totally paid off.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Chris let us know months ago about his and Gabby's plan to have a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Thrilled to have an excuse to meet up with my family and play, Chad and I booked out tickets. Doug flew the farthest from Germany. He had a day before anyone else arrived to adjust to the time difference. By the time we arrived, he'd already been out snorkeling and packing in what he could. I was so happy to see him.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I think I was born to live somewhere like Santa Cruz. It is absolute heaven to me when I think of the climate, the oceans and beaches, and mountains. It was a wonderful gathering location for our family reunion. Cousin Chris Finelli graciously offered up his Harbor Inn as a point of gathering. Mom and I flew in on Thursday and spent our night at Aunt Diane's in San Jose. We made our way to my cousin Alexis' house in Morgan Hills. She lives in a gorgeous area. Here are Alexis, Corinne and I gathered around her kitchen table. Corinne was a wonderful hostess, serving me cold water from a princess teapot and yummy baked goods: