We had just arrived in San Fransisco and were feeling pretty eager to explore the famous city, but instead we opted for one more day enjoying more natural places and headed North for Stinson Beach. We realized half way there that we were very unprepared for the beach. I had a fully packed beach bag but left it back at the condo we were staying in. That meant no bathing suit for some of us and me having to purchase a Mexican blanket from one of the surf shops to sit on. My mom and dad found a big chunk of drift wood to use as a bench. Small obstacles really, you don't need much more than sun and surf to enjoy the beach!
The water here is said to be cooler but that didn't stop the kids from jumping in the waves. Luckily Todd is a good sport about cold water. I am decidedly not and helped out by supervising our beach blanket, on my back, with a giant hat over my face. Oh yeah, and I took a few pictures too !
Eve wanted to be buried which resulted in a lot of giggles. Minutes after she broke free I caught her with a seagull feather up her nose. She explained very reasonably that she was using it to pick out the "sand boogers". Resourceful!
While I didn't snap a shot of the creative feather use, I did get a picture of her "listening to whales". When asked what they sounded like she made a pretty convincing echoing whale call. Considering that we hadn't been talking about whales at all before then makes me think she just might have super sonar senses.
We stayed until the Surfs Up horn rang out. Stinson Beach was very pretty and a great escape from the city. Combined with a morning in Muir Woods, it made for a beautiful day!