Well, the ten-plus hour drive to California was filled with movies, movies, movies. And one nap for Matthew.
We stayed with a gracious cousin, Michaeline Rentz, who shared her beautiful home and took great care of us. The kids got attached to her dogs, Lolly and Sammy. Saturday we met Melissa and Adam Durham and two of their children, Amelia and Curtis. We headed over to Oceanside Pier. The water was freezing, but it didn't stop the kids from splashing around in it. We played in the sand and dug holes. We all walked down the pier where Adam and Curtis were trying some fishing. Curtis even caught one and cooked it for his dinner that night.