Journaling: While the kids slept in, Missy and I packed bags and got ready for another day at the beach. When the kids awoke, we loaded up the car and drove down to the Main beach, which was much larger and, less rocky, than the Cleo Street beach from the previous day. Missy dropped us off, took the car back to the hotel and walked down to meet us. While she was doing so, the kids and I found a fabulous spot in the sand to set up camp for the day.
Journaling: Caden set out to dig a massive hole in the sand. One so big, he could stand in it! Missy and the kids played lots of beach ball, while I tried to avoid the sun because I was burning and welting very easily. We stayed at the beach for nearly the entire day, only leaving to grab some lunch. Missy and Kylee returned from lunch and surprised me with an umbrella and Caden with a boogie board! It turned out to be another fun and relaxing day by the ocean.
Journaling: After the beach, we returned to the hotel to clean up. Then, we headed to Heisler Park to see the famous Laguna Beach gazebo. We soaked up the beautiful scenery and strolled around the grounds.
Journaling: We followed some trails, one of which led us from the rocky cliffs to a small, secluded beach below. Missy and Kylee were brave and decided to stand on a rock for a photo. As I was taking the picture a big wave crashed against the rock, soaking Missy, who had to walk around dripping wet the rest of the night. It was a good laugh for Caden and me, especially since he had told Missy and Ky it was a bad idea!
Journaling: We stopped for a light dinner of chips, salsa and guacamole at Las Brisas, which was recommended to us by Aunt Eileen. Missy and I had margaritas, while the kids tried kid-friendly strawberry daiquiris. Kylee was not a fan, so Caden lucked out and got to drink two.
Journaling: After dinner, Missy and the kids treated me to a belated birthday cupcake at Casey’s Cupcakes (a winner of Cupcake Wars). All of our cupcakes were delicious! We followed cupcakes with walking and shopping. Missy and the kids spoiled me, by buying me a necklace and a dress at a cute little shop we found. We finally ended up at the hotel where we went to bed to rest up for another day at the beach.
Journaling: We returned to the same spot on Main beach as the previous day. We spent our time doing many of the same activities as previous days, such as digging holes, building sandcastles and splashing in the ocean. Caden and Missy boogie boarded, while I stayed hidden under the umbrella because of my sun sensitivity. It was another wonderful day and a great way to spend our last day in Laguna Beach.
Journaling: After the beach, we cleaned up for dinner. The kids thought it would be fun to put pink chalk in their hair, so they both walked around town with hot pink streaks, getting lots of compliments along the way! We ate dinner at the Pizza Lounge and sat in one of their outside window booths while we ate. After pizza, we found a gelato parlor where we each got a scoop, which we enjoyed on the beach. The kids dug a few more holes in the sand as we watched our last Laguna Beach sunset.